KENNESAW, Ga., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Hawk is bringing the 80s back to the Kennesaw Skatepark. At least skateboarding's version of that notorious decade. And he's not coming alone.
Hawk and friends have organized the Get Rad For Ray presented by Kennesaw Skateshop charity event to celebrate the life and legacy of one of skateboarding's all-time greats, Ray Underhill. A Wilmington, North Carolina native, Underhill was a member of the infamous Bones Brigade squad of the 1980s, and a teammate of Hawk's.
"Ray was a great friend," said Hawk. "We miss him every day, so we're coming to Kennesaw to remember him the best way we know—to skate in his honor while helping others!"
The world lost Ray in 2008, after his long battle with Chordoma, a rare but relentless spinal cancer. Get Rad For Ray presented by Kennesaw Skateshop will feature a festival area with food and vendors, a free beginners' skate clinic, an amateur skate contest, and an 80s-themed Legends skate jam, with some of the most famous names in skateboarding:
- Tony Hawk
- Mike McGill
- Aaron "Jaws" Homoki
- Kevin Staab
- Ben Raybourn
- Brighton Zeuner
- Lester Kasai
- Brad McClain
- Lizzie Armanto
"This is an incredible collection of skate talent," said Hawk. "Top names from the 80s and today—all skating together in one event. If I weren't joining them in the session, I'd definitely want to be there to see it!"
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ray Underhill Foundation, which assists families affected by Chordoma cancer.
Skaters wishing to participate in the free morning skate clinic must register at Kennesaw Skateshop: 3115 Old 41 Hwy, Kennesaw, GA 30144; phone 404-323-3666
Skaters wishing to compete in the amateur skate contest must register at www.TheBoardr.com/GR4R
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Steven Perelman:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-955-4391
Get Rad For Ray presented by Kennesaw Skateshop
Sunday, June 19, 2016
11 AM – 4 PM
3140 Old 41 Highway
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Ray Underhill Foundation
Tony Hawk Foundation
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SOURCE Tony Hawk Foundation