Etnies and The Sheckler Foundation Supports Autism Speaks With Skate For a Cause


Presented by etnies, the Sheckler Foundation Event is set for May 14 at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest

April 14, 2011(Lake Forest, CA) – Today etnies announced that the Sheckler Foundation’s 2ndannual SKATE FOR A CAUSE event, benefiting Autism Speaks, will be on May 14 at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SKATE FOR A CAUSE will include four best trick contests and a skateboard carnival village with games and activities.

The total prize purse for the best trick contests is $15,000, with $4,000 for the best trick on tranny, $4,000 on the Red Bull tech center, $4,000 on the Power Balance stairs, rails and hubba section and $3,000 on the Ball Park SkaterCross. Invited skaters for the best trick contests are:

Adam Dyet
Alex Midler
Billy Marks
Brandon Biebel
Chad Bartie
Chris Cole
Colin McKay
Corbin Harris
Danny Way
Dave Hackett
Fabrizio Santos
Greg Lutzka
Jake Brown
Jason Ellis
Joey Brezinski
Jordan Hoffart
Jose Rojo
Kurtis Colamonico
Kyle Leeper
Lance Mountain
Pat Duffy
Paul Rodriguez
PJ Ladd
Rob Dyrdek
Ryan Decenzo
Ryan Sheckler
Sasha Steinhorst
Scott DeCenzo
Sean Malto
Shane O’Neill
Shane Sheckler
Steve Caballero
Tony Tave
Torey Pudwill
Tyler Bledsoe

While the best trick contests go on in the skatepark, there will be plenty of activities to check out in the skateboard carnival village including booths from the following companies and organizations:

Autism Speaks
Independent Trucks
Plan B
Power Balance
Sheckler Foundation
Tech Deck
There will also be a food court featuring:

Fred Water
Ball Park Franks
Lemonade 4 Autism
Cotton Candy and Popcorn (Sheckler Foundation)

In addition to the best trick contests and carnival village, SKATE FOR A CAUSE will be hosting a fundraiser within their fundraiser, benefitting the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. DonateGames has joined forces with Everypenny to create a text giving campaign that will benefit Mission Viejo High School, El Toro High School, Trabuco High School and Laguna Hills High School.

Hang out withyour favorite skaters insidethe etnies skatepark with VIP seating available for only $50.00 per ticket. Preferred seating in the bleachers outside the skatepark is available for only $20.00 per ticket. Purchase your tickets now by visit

For additional info on SKATE FOR A CAUSE stay tuned to etnies.comand

About The Sheckler Foundation:
The Sheckler Foundation was founded as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. It is his ultimate desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children. It is also his desire to support and fund programs that help injured action sports athletes. To achieve these goals, Ryan will use his influence to raise capital. The money raised will be used to fund medical research that focuses on curing childhood disease, spinal cord injuries and enrichment programs for children in underprivileged communities.

About etnies:.
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today, etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre-André Senizergues, is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring world class skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x, BMX and auto teams and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit

About Autism Speaks:
Autism Speaks is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope to all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Its primary goal is to raise public awareness about autism, advocate for families and fund research that will lead to more effective treatments, better diagnostic method and, ultimately, a cure. Autism is the nation’s fastest-growing serious developmental disorder. Today, 1 in 110 children and a shocking 1 in 70 boys is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks… it’s time to listen.