Mosley, Hosoi Auction, Philly Skatepark

Anthony Mosley and Shorty’s have split.

Sessions Announces Hosoi Skateboard Auction to Benefit Tsunami Recovery 

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Joel Gomez, founder and C.E.O. of Sessions has donated, from his private collection, a Christian Hosoi Sims Skateboard deck (circa 1982) to be auctioned off on EBay with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Surf Aid’s disaster relief fund.  

Surf Aid International

TransWorld Skateboarding named this board as being one of the fifteen most coveted skateboards ever in their February 2005 issue. Upon hearing of our plans Christian immediately agreed to sign the board in hopes the added value would bring additional aid to those in need.  

This is a collectors must have so please help us get the word out to all skateboard enthusiast and collectors.

FIRST PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELDFOR PLANNING OF PHILLY’S SCHUYLKILL RIVER SKATEBOARD PARK

Philly’s Mayor John F. Street’s Administration announced today that the City of Philadelphia is one step closer to having a skateboard park. The first public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 13th at City Hall to introduce the design team and inform the public about the design process.

Qualified Women in Construction (QWIC) will facilitate this and future community workshops with assistance from SkateNerd, a locally-based multi-media design firm. QWIC is a member of the design team led by AB Architects that was chosen by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) that will build a skateboard park along the Schuylkill River trail in Fairmount Park. The design team includes Synterra Ltd., SkateNerd Inc., Purkiss Rose RSI, Damiano & Long Consulting Engineers, and Orth Rogers & Associates, Inc., all with relevant experience in skateparks.

To create a site that promises to be a regional and national destination for Philadelphia, AB ARCH will develop dialog, awareness and communication between the skateboarding community and community at large, encourage ideas and comments to incorporate them into the final design, and improve safety and access to the Schuylkill River waterfront.

“Mayor Street has been the driving force in ensuring that this skatepark will be built. said Maxine Griffith, Secretary for Strategic Planning & Executive Director, Philadelphia City Planning Commission. “This project is an extraordinary exercise in a 21st century approach to urban plaza and landscape design while integrating community input. AB ARCH has assembled an outstanding team of experts who will provide the knowledge, cooperation and commitment necessary to undertake such an endeavor.

—Couldn’t it have been easier to just accept the mil from DC and open LOVE?