Longest product toss in history!
Baker, Emerica, KR3W, Active, RVCA, and Deluxe gave away over 40,000 dollars in presents and raised food for the needy as well.
For two hours straight, Dave Duncan shouted out numbers and kids got hooked the f--k up. For reals, not just a T-shirt either. Each winner got a hoody from KR3W or Emerica, a deck from Baker, some wheels from Spitfire or Baker, three T-shirts from RVCA, two hats from Active and a punk rock compilation from Epitaph. 200 winners walked out with a jolly old Christmas full of new gear. Big ups to Tiny and crew, two walking doors who kept us present givers safe from the unruly mob below. Thanks to the City of L.A. for donating the two blocks in Chinatown, big-ups to People in Progress, a L.A. inner city intervention non-profit who provided added security. Much thanks to Heidi of SPAUSA who has for eight years now given herself to these inner city youth so desperate for a stable mother figure. Full belly award goes to Steve Van Doren and VANS who personally grilled up fresh food for the groms and their moms. Shane Wallace at Active for getting people more involved and your great crew made the present giveaway go super smooth and of course, Robin the brand manager aka den mother for Baker, who, without her tenacity and zeal this event would never have grown into what it became on December 18th 2005--a truly momentus event in skateboarding with the leaders in the industry giving back to the inner city of Los Angeles in a way never seen before.
With darkness settling in, we ditched the organized giveaway and THE LONGEST PRODUCT TOSS in history ensued, non-stop for an hour straight, 6 people were hucking hoodys, beanies, wristbands, hats, sweaters, T-shirts and other assorted goodies to the screaming masses below the Active Semi-Trailer.
hope to see you there next year,
Ari Evan Gold, Executive Director, The Doogood Conservatory