Skateboarding Pros Ride for a Cause

Skateboarding Pros Ride for a Cause at 4th Annual PacSun Clash at Clairemont

-All Proceeds from event to benefit Mission Valley YMCA and Grind for Life-

San Diego, CA – (March 2010) – Calling all Skateboarding fans! On Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PacSun, the leading lifestyle specialty retailer rooted in the youth culture of California, will bring world class Skateboarders, BMX pros and music to San Diego.  Back again this year, legendary skater Tony Hawk will be amazing the crowd at the 4th annual PacSun Clash at Clairemont. Held at the Krause Family Bike & Skate Park/Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego, attendees will have the opportunity to get a close up look of the skateboarding pros on the vert ramps, in-ground concrete pool and street courses! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Mission Valley YMCA and "Grind for Life," an organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families.  Admission is $10 at the door (kids 6 and under free) and includes food, demos, games, raffle tickets, entertainment and much more.

This year's PacSun Clash at Clairemont event has numerous professional athletes performing their best tricks on every arena of the skate park. Pros will be on the 2006 X-Games Vert Ramp, at 100 feet long and 15 feet tall, the largest outdoor ramp on the West Coast; the mini ramps and street skate courses. Skateboarding and BMX professional stars such as Tony HawkAndy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Pierre Luc Gagnon and Simon Tabron appear, along with many more at the day-long event. In addition to tons of great give-aways there will an autograph session and musical appearances; with Dave Duncan "The Voice of Skateboarding" as MC.

"The PacSun Clash at Clairemont fundraising event is a great opportunity to create awareness for the Grind for Life and our mission to help people with cancer," said Mike Rogers, Grind for Life founder and two-time cancer survivor.   "Every dollar donated to Grind for Life has an impact. Our assistance with families suffering from the effects of Cancer is only possible through donations, product purchase and event attendance."

With new rails, jump boxes, gaps, quarter pipes, and skatelite, the Clairemont Krause Family Bike & Skate Park is the place in San Diego to skate and bike. On a daily basis, the YMCA strives to provide a fun and positive environment for children and adults to come and enjoy their need for extreme sports. The park is the only supervised skate park in the San Diego County that encourages BMX riding and skateboarding.

"Over the past four years, PacSun has been a committed partner of both the Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Bike/Skate Park and Grind for Life., said Stacie Perry, Marketing Manager for PacSun. The PacSun Clash at Clairemont is a yearly celebration of the one of the best skateboarding facilities in the world and benefits a worthy cause at the same time! We hope the public will join us for the event and experience firsthand the athletes and brands that make the skateboard industry great."

Mission Valley YMCA's Krause Family Skate & Bike Park is located at 3401 Clairemont Drive. For more information about this event, go to

About Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
Pacific Sunwear is a leading lifestyle specialty retailer rooted in the youth culture of California. The Company sells casual apparel with a limited selection of accessories and footwear designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults. As of January 2, 2010, the Company operated 897 stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. PacSun’s website address is

About Grind For Life
Grind For Life, Inc was founded in 2003, by life-long skateboarder Mike Rogers, after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. He beat cancer once as a pre-teen, and again 25 years later. Mike beat the odds and is skateboarding competitively again. For more on our story go to