I can't tell you how much it warms my heart to know that skateboarding is alive and well in Lubbock, Texas.

Actually, I will tell you how much skateboarding means to me.  Skateboarding was a major part of my life. Like music, skateboarding gave me something to focus on when everything else sucked. I like to practice tricks on my own and I used my skateboard as a primary mode of transportation for years. My skateboard even ended up in a movie, but I guess I've already told that story.

Right now the skaters are still in planning and marketing mode and are looking for sponsors. They need prizes, refreshments, and cash. They are looking to blow this even up as big as possible and are rewarding sponsors with branding on the tees and marketing materials and even booths at the event. I'm calling out everyone who knows what it's like to spend a summer, or longer, on a skateboard to pitch in and help out. This is the group's first event in two years so let's make it rock!

The event will be free at the Frankford Skatepark and will kick off at 10 a.m. There will be live music, food vendors, and skate contests. It just sounds like a blast for everyone on four wheels. FMX, The RockShow & Nightmare on 19th Street will all be kicking in some prizes for the event.

There are high hopes that events like this will lead to bigger and better events, and even bigger facilities for skateboards (seriously, we need a bigger skatepark).

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