Etnies Celebrates Go Skateboarding Day in Kansas City
Skateboarding is Alive and Well in Kansas City
Today the etnies Team went to Kansas City to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, and while skateboarding’s number one holiday is almost over for another year there is no reason to sweat it – just go skateboarding again tomorrow! Kansas City’s own Sean Malto and fellow etnies team riders Mikey Taylor, Kyle Leeper, Jose Rojo, Devine Calloway and Davis Torgerson headed to the Penn Valley Skatepark in K.C. to host a benefit event to raise money to purchase lights for the skatepark. During the day more than 600 skateboarders came to the park with the first group showing up before 7 a.m. and there were locals still skating the park until dark.
The etnies Go Skateboarding Day event included a free BBQ, a benefit raffle for complete skateboards, and a skate jam as well as a Red Bull “Best Trick” contest. Local skateboarders were given $2,500 in a best trick contest on the euro gap, 8 stair and grass gap that was judged by etnies team riders Sean, Mikey, Jose and Devine.
The stand out of all the tricks thrown down was Dylan Agular’s kickflip front tail to fakie up the euro gap – he won a well-deserved $250 for overall best trick.
Check photos of the event below: