June 24th will see the Venice Skate Park competition kick off with well-known international and local skateboarders competing at the new Venice Skate Park. The event is brought together by the fine volunteers of the VSA – the Venice Skateboard Association. The Venice Skateboard Association is a non profit organization of local parents and ex-dogtown legends that work tirelessly to keep events, like this one, going.
The Venice Skateboard Association (VSA) was officially formed in 2000 as the infamous Venice Pavilion was torn down by the city of L.A. Venice Surf-A-Thon founder Todd Gessel formed the Venice Surf & Skateboard Association.
The VSA's mission is to maintain the world-class skate park at Venice Beach. They work to keep the park a healthy, safe space, free of graffiti, litter and debris.
As they put it, “We are expanding our programming to better serve and unite our community. The Venice Surf & Skateboard Association aims to reach out to the youth in the Venice community through educational programs, mentoring and community involvement. Your donations allow Venice Surf & Skateboard Association to expand our educational programming, outreach, and advocacy, thereby helping to enhance the quality of life in our community.”
Slyde is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of this amazing event. So, get down to the skate park on the 24th, show your support, and watch some great skateboarding!