Skateboarder Magazine’s Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit Photo Recap Part One

SKATEBOARDER Magazine’s 2nd annual Best Trick & Skate Jam benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles took place at Stoner Plaza in Los Angeles, CA presented by Redbull this past Saturday May 28th. Around 45 professional and amateur skaters including Eric Koston, Heath Kirchart, Mike Carroll, Vincent Alvarez, Dustin Dollin, Josh Kalis, Alex Olson, David Gonzales, Matt Miller, Theotis Beasley, Raven Tershy, Jimmy Carlin and many more came out to the contest to give back to a amazing cause. Over 7,500 dollars was raised for the charity and we hope to raise more next year when we do it again. Thanks to everyone that came out and to everyone involved that made it happen, Brooke Dafresh at the Make-A-Wish Foundation Of Greater Los Angeles, the SPoT guys, Ryan, Rob, Collin, and judges, Jason Rothmeyer, Steve Hernandez, Aaron Snyder and Jason Rogers.

Check back tomorrow for more photos and sequences from the event and later this week for a full video recap.

One of L.A.’s finest skateparks, Stoner Plaza.

The calm before the storm.

Guess who came out.

Everyone was hyped to have Heath pushing around. Kickflip.

Theotis and Brezinski were just getting started.

Can’t get enough of that smile.

Josh Kalis, 360 flip. One of the best in the biz.

Kalis and Darrell.

Even some of the Make-A-Wish families made it out to the event. It was great being able to share such a special day with them.

Jordan Hoffart at the beginning of his rampage. Frontside bluntslide

Kurtis Colamonico, backside bluntslide.

Chris Pastras brought his mom to the event.

Chris makes mom proud with a hop over the hip.

Alex Midler is a little ripper and he’s an amazing kid. Check out what he did a few weeks before this event

Louie Lopez, frontside ollie.

This photo doesn’t do justice to how good Paul Trep was skating at the event. Frontside crook with ease.

Carroll and the boys showed up a little late but it was better than never.

Koston is always ready to have fun.

Dustin Dollin made it time to get a few tricks in.

Sebo Walker got an honorable mention and high five for his shredding.

At the end of the day, Jordan Hoffart took first place, Micky Papa took 2nd and Jordan Maxham took 3rd.

Joey wanted to take Jordan’s check and see if he could cash it at a bank.

One of the best parts of the day, Dustin Dollin matched Jordan’s first prize amount of $2500 to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Joey gave him props as we all did. Thanks Dustin!

Thanks to all the skaters!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit skate jam and congrats to:
1st: Jordan Hoffart $2500
2nd: Micky Papa $1500
3rd: Jordan Maxham $1000

Each rider will have the winning prize money donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles in their name.