The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach initiative presented by VANS has added a new tour stop to its nationwide schedule. Skateboarding fans in the Western Cape can become part of the excitement when the road show slides into Somerset West on Saturday, May 16.
The action will be going down at the I2B Skate Park on the corner of Hillcrest and Lourensford Road from 9am until 5pm. Kids from the ACVV Bright Lights children’s home will attend the free skate clinic and life skills workshop, while more experienced skaters can take part in the contest.
The competition is divided into a TopGrom division for kids thirteen and younger and an Open division for skaters aged fourteen and older. The top three in the TopGrom division will earn product vouchers, while cash prizes are up for grabs in the Open division. Skaters also stand the chance to qualify for a wild card entry into the SA street championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore that will take place in Kimberley from October 7 to 10.
The Skateboarding for Hope campaign is supported by the Northern Cape Provincial Government and has been travelling around the country for the past five years to promote skateboarding as an affordable and accessible sport.
* For a detailed schedule of events, visit www.kimberleydiamondcup.com.