Angel from FROM Beyond suggested we do an event together and so it didnt take too long to think about what to do. Angel creates all his own graphics for his skateboard decks and clothing, so something art related just seemed right. Let’s get the kids and adults together and do some painting on some skateboards. From Beyond and ourselves are always trying to keep the positive vibes going so he suggested getting AUNT F.L.O. involved. So everyone getting decks to paint would have to donate 2 canned goods to benefit their cause that helps homeless woman. Just needed sum boards and as luck would have it our buddy Daryl and TODD from Razor Cake had some. We received decks from them last year for our “Street Clean Up” and we were more than stoked have them, help us out again. Mixing paint and dipping the brushes into water was being done by people of all ages. There were no rules, but just to be creative. We were fortunate enough to get delicious pizza donated by ROSE CITY PIZZA (Best Pizza in the SGV) and everyone was able to fill their bellies after putting all their artistic energy into painting decks. We collected plenty of canned goods, built on the community engagement and awareness and some really cool art went down. Thank you to everyone that supported the event and sponsored it. Cheers.
Underground Skate Supply supporters converged on the corner of Eastern and Huntington to begin, what we hope will be the first of many street clean up. Kids from the ages of 9 on up (all skaters) cleaned the very neglected streets from Food 4 Less all the way to El Sereno Skate Park. With the help of Soledad Enrichment Action (who provided tools and food), Razor Cake Magazine (who donated over 20 skateboards decks to signed participants), Old Geezer Skate Association (mobile skate truck, who handed water out to the thirsty kids) the clean up was a great success. We appreciate all the people who donated their time and effort.