|(Posted 6/21/2004) |
(Provided by Etnies. Edited by Josh Rabinowitz for SkateboardDirectory.com)
Monday, June 21 has been officially declared Go Skateboarding Day in the City of Lake Forest, California.
In a proclamation signed by Lake Forest California Mayor Peter Herzog and the City Council, The City will officially present the declaration to the public the day prior at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest.
Introduced by IASC (The International Association of Skateboarding Companies), Go Skateboarding Day was created as a global celebration of skateboarding. Referred to as "the grind that will be heard around the world," Go Skateboarding is designed as a holiday for the skate community, and encourages skaters to band together in mass for the sole purpose of having fun skateboarding.
"What a historical day this is for the skateboarding," said Sole Technology, Inc. CEO Pierre André Senizergues, "I applaud IASC for this ingenious idea and the city of Lake Forest for embracing the youth spirit." Regarding Lake Forest's support of the skateboarding community, he said, "I'm extremely proud that we are uniting forces to support the Skateboarding culture and to promote its creativity and passion."
The City of Lake Forest, Sole Technology, Inc., and several other local businesses have already worked together building one of the largest free public skateparks in the nation, the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest.
A presentation marking the official recognition of Go Skateboarding Day was scheduled to occur on Sunday, June 20, at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest with Mayor Peter Herzog and Pierre. The day's festivities in anticipation of Go Skateboarding Day reportedly included include a free barbeque, giveaways, raffles and, of course, skateboarding!
"First, Lake Forest makes a commitment to the community by providing an amazing skatepark. Now they have made a commitment to the global skateboarding community by being the first city in the world to recognize Go Skateboarding Day," said IASC Marketing Director Don Brown. "Lake Forest truly is the best city in the world!"
Go Skateboarding Day is Monday, June 21, 2004, Everywhere across the globe.
The International Association of Skateboard Companies, which arranged the event, has a charter to "represent the global skateboarding community as a united force by listening, understanding and acting on the needs of skateboarders and the skateboard industry."
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