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Jay Adams to be Honored with 2015 Legend Award

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TransWorld SKATEboarding is proud to announce Jay Adams as the recipient of this year’s Legend Award, and will be honoring him this Wednesday, January 7 in Los Angeles at the 17th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards. The Legend Award sets out to officially recognize, acknowledge, and honor those who have left their mark on skateboarding by inspiring others with their raw dedication and love of skateboarding and having their lives exemplify the definition of a true skateboarder that will be remembered for years to come.

Jay Adams is considered by most as ground zero for the birth of modern skateboarding and one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Along with the Z-boys crew, Jay helped blaze the path and attitude for what modern skateboarding would become and still is today. Taking it from a childish pastime to a raw and dangerous activity/lifestyle, skating anything and everything, Jay was the living embodiment of skateboarding’s “do it because it’s fun and don’t care about the consequences” mentality. His influence will forever be felt in skateboarding and we hope to continue to spread the legend of Jay Adams. R.I.P.

“Jay Adams is the reason we all fell in love with skateboarding, whether we know it or not. The attitude and aggression that he personified was the catalyst that started it all. That’s why we’re proud to give this year’s Legend award to Jay Adams.”TransWorld SKATEboarding Editor-In-Chief, Jaime Owens.

All winners will be announced and awarded during the live event at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on January 7, 2015. Immediately following the awards and closing the night out will be a live performance by the one and only GZA (Wu-Tang Clan, Soul Assassins), presented by Stance.

For more information on the 17th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards, click HERE and follow Twitter and Instagram feeds at @TransWorldSKATE (#TWSAWARDS).

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Article source: http://skateboarding.transworld.net/news/jay-adams-honored-2015-legend-award-17th-annual-tws-awards/