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Ryan Sheckler Skate for a Cause benefit Saturday in Lake Forest

May 27, 2010 | 10:36 am

Ryan Sheckler with a front-blunt-transfer into the connecting parking lot. Some of the country's top skateboarders will be on hand Saturday at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, competing to help raise money for charity.

The Sheckler Foundation's Skate for a Cause event, benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fundraiser, hosted by professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler and Etnies, will feature top pros competing in three best-trick contests, vying for a total prize purse of $10,000.

The list of skaters competing includes Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Rob Dyrdek, Eric Koston, Colin McKay, Paul Rodriguez Jr. and Pat Duffy and at least a dozen others. 

The event is free and open to the public, though skateboard fans who want to get closer to the action can purchase a Friends and Family pass for $200 per person, which places pass holders alongside the action during the demos and contests.  VIP tickets for guaranteed seating immediately outside the skating area also may be purchased for $50 per person. The passes and VIP tickets can be purchased either on site or in advance by calling (949) 542-3079, with all proceeds raised from sales donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

In addition to watching the best skate pros compete, attendees are invited to donate to the cause by participating at the skateboard carnival village, where there will be games and activities, plus local vendors selling food, with all money raised also donated to Make-a-Wish.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Ryan Sheckler goes skating. Credit: Etnies

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