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Even more skateboards given out at Skateboarding for Hope event

Ten kids from the Bright Lights Home in Somerset West also received skateboards as part of the Skateboarding for Hope community outreach presented by Vans throughout the country to introduce skateboarding as a sport to local youth and to identify budding skating talent. Since the programme started in 2011, Skateboarding for Hope has donated more than 5000 skateboards, 1000 pairs of shoes and over 10 000 T-shirts to underprivileged youth.

In addition, the year-long build-up to the world championships features Grand Slam regional qualifiers in Cape Town, Kimberley, Johannesburg and Durban with the opportunity of gaining a wild card entry into the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

The level of skating in Somerset was on point and most of the top guns came out to shred, but it was Josh Chisholm who came through and put down on the course, landing him first place on the podium. Andrew Nero finished second and left with the wildcard entry to the KDC SA Champs with Quentin Mooiman in third just one point ahead of Khule Ngubane. Josh Spice topped the day off with a gap to lipslide on the rail, landing him an additional R500 for best trick of the day.

For the past three years, the Kimberley Diamond Cup skateboarding world championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore has firmly established South Africa as an active member of the world-wide skateboarding community and created a platform for local skaters to enter the global skateboarding arena. A record number of street and vert skaters from 37 countries competed in 2014 for the largest purse and the most coveted title in skateboarding.

The next opportunity to qualify to compete in KDC this October will be at the KDC Grand Slam at the Coca Cola Dome on Sunday, 14 June.
For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit the Kimberly Diamond Cup website. Alternatively, connect with the event on Facebook and Twitter using the #kdcskate hashtag.

Article source: http://www.mediaupdate.co.za/News/Article/78793/Even-more-skateboards-given-out-at-Skateboarding-for-Hope-event

2015 US Skateboarding Championships Coming to 12 Cities This Summer

SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwired – April 02, 2015) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) — the leading global skateboarding events management company — announced today the schedule for the 2015 U.S. Skateboarding Championships. In partnership with leading independent skate shops across the … read more

2014 Skateboarding World Championships to Air on CBS Sports Network …

SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwired – November 08, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) — the leading international skateboarding events management company — today announced that the Skateboarding World Championships will air on CBS Sports Network in 2014 and 2015. The 2014 … read more

Day One Results From the Skateboarding World Championships at the …

SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwired – October 03, 2014) – Day one of the Skateboarding World Championships got off to an exciting start with the high flying action of the Big Air World Championships followed by the inaugural Women’s Street World Championships. First … read more

Exclusive: Skateboarding not rushing to join SportAccord’s "closed club" as …

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World Skateboarding Championships Return to South Africa October 1-5

SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwired – July 22, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) announced today it has extended invitations to over 70 countries to participate in this year’s Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships (KDC) October 1-5. Presented by Kumba Iron Ore, … read more