This past Saturday the etnies team stopped in at Sun Diego in Fashion Valley for a traditional signing to help bring awareness to our BASPAT initiative.
Rob Pontes is a pillar of the east coast skate scene. His hard work through the years has benefited shops, skaters and parks too many to count. Rob was diagnosed with ALS and is undergoing a series of new treatments to beat it. Our heart is with him and his family.
Every year many shops and skaters have come together, hosting events and fundraisers to help Rob and his family through their journey. Roll For Rob! More info on the charity and events HERE.
Portugal. The Man bass player, Zachary Carothers, took us on a visit to his local skatepark to share his personal experiences growing up as a skater and skatepark advocate in Wasilla, AK.
Want to help skateboarding? Click HERE to take a quick survey. You’ll be entered to win a year’s supply of Bones Wheels and Bearings (or $300!) Your opinion will help the University of Southern California and the Tony Hawk Foundation better understand how to allocate resources in the skate world. Thanks to all skaters for sharing their voice, and for the pros who helped support this cause.
What if you could raise money to help build more skateparks across the country – just by skating? Now you can. It all starts on Go Skateboarding Day June 21 and runs through the weekend. The top fundraiser gets a year supply of Birdhouse Skateboards! Set up your pledge
page today HERE.
The video from the Dylan Forever photo show, celebrating the life, legacy and memory of Dylan Rieder. Dylan photos were available for auction with proceeds going to City Of Hope.
Long Live Southbank proudly presents their new ‘Southbank Watch’, courtesy of the legends at CHPO! The watch is available from tomorrow 9th May on our online shop over at www.llsb.com/shop in limited numbers, as well as through CHPO from the 11th. This clip was filmed over a couple of sessions with SB locals Jeremy Jones, Ryan Gabison, Joel Banner (heal up soon G!) and Lukas Kacevicius.
In 2015, Long Live Southbank’s award-winning film ‘You Can’t Move History, You Can Secure the Future’ looked at young people’s engagement with cultural heritage through the example of the Long Live Southbank (LLSB) campaign to save the Undercroft skate space. Since the end of 2015, the relationship between the Southbank’s communities and policymakers has improved dramatically. LLSB’s new film, You Can Make History, documents the ongoing project to restore previously closed-off areas of the Undercroft, and the changes in the relationship between young people and policymakers on London’s Southbank. As well as showcasing the progress made by LLSB, it allows Southbank Centre management a space to articulate their experience of moving towards a more positive and collaborative relationship with the Long Live Southbank campaign. In doing so it asks questions about young people and their relationship with cultural heritage, the communications flow between grassroots and more formal organisations and the relationship between skating, art and academia.
On Good Friday, etnies was proud to be working with The LA Mission and donating thousands of shoes to the homeless on Skid Row. Since 1998, etnies has given away 49,000 pairs of shoes to those who need it most.
“At etnies, we’re proud to stand with Trees For The Future, working together on our Buy a Shoe Plant a Tree project since 2011. Currently, we’ve planted over 1.8 million trees together, with the etnies forest now embodying three continents HERE.” – enties
Grand opening of Stars and Stripes Skatepark in Oklahoma City. Featuring: Tony Hawk, Clint Walker, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, David Loy, Shawn Hale, Reese Salken, Dee Ostrander, Dirty.
Join South Bank on Friday 22nd March for a FREE premier of our new film ‘You Can Make History’ in partnership with the University of Sussex and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Directed by Dan Buck Joyce, the film covers the current restoration campaign and includes interviews with some of your favorite SB locals filmed over the last year.