OC Ramps Stages Pro Skateboard Demonstration at Westport Heights Elementary School Featuring Manny Santiago

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OC Ramps will provide skateboard stunt equipment for the May 10, 2013 “Stay Fit. Have Fun.” Day at Westport Heights Elementary School which will feature a skateboard demonstration by X-Games winner Manny Santiago.

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Professional skateboarder Manny Santiago is a co-sponsor with the Children’s Obesity Fund and its co-founders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, of the “Stay Fit. Have Fun.” at Westport Heights Elementary School. Central to this special educational and activity-filled day, will be an exhilarating skateboarding demonstration by Manny Santiago and Dave Bachinski on custom built ramps provided by OC Ramps. Santiago and the Omidi brothers are grateful for the contributions from OC Ramps to support this celebration of healthy and active kids.

“I’m all about OC Ramps and the awesome jumps and shredding moves I am able to achieve on their skateboard ramps. I value my relationship with this family-owned business which has selected me for their national team and also supports my passion for children’s health as demonstrated by this school event,” says professional skateboarder Manny Santiago, co-sponsor of the Stay Fit. Have Fun Day. “Thank you OC Ramps. I’m a definite ‘Skater 4 Life,” and always on OC Ramps.”

Fifteen years ago, OC Ramps was founded as a family and skater owned business on the principles of staying fit and having fun. “We're thrilled to be associated with the 'Stay Fit Have Fun Day' at Westpoint Heights Elementary, says Tyler Large, president and owner, OC Ramps. “We believe in the cause and we believe in helping build up the community. Skateboarding is an amazing sport that keeps kids and adults active and it's about having a great time with family and friends.”

On Friday, May 10, 2013 the nearly 500 students and staff of Westport Heights Elementary School will learn about the importance of healthy diet and fitness. Santiago will also share his enthusiasm for skateboarding, active lifestyles and his love for kids. Attendees will receive nutritious snacks from the local Whole Foods Market in El Segundo and bottles of 100% spring-fed water from People Water. Additionally, first through third grade classes will receive a copy of the I AM Foundation’s book, “I am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-being” which encourages children, parents, and teachers to make healthy choices regarding food, exercise and daily activities.

“We are grateful to OC Ramps and their national team members Manny Santiago and Mike Bachinski for thrilling the Westport Heights kids with a professional skateboard demonstration. This great event is a direct result of Manny’s enthusiasm for kids and skateboarding and we are excited to be a part of it,” says Julian Omidi, co-founder of Children’s Obesity Fund which is a Stay Fit. Have Fun Day co-sponsor.

OC Ramps (http://www.ocramps.com) is based in Orange County and has been building custom, wooden skateboard ramps since 1997. All of their high-quality ramps are delivered in easy-to-assemble kits that require only a few hours to put together. Committed to the thrill and adrenaline rush of skateboarding, OC Ramps sponsors a national team of professional skateboarders that includes Manny Santiago and Mike Bachinski. All of the ramps used in the Stay Fit. Have Fun. skateboarding demonstration are courtesy of OC Ramps.


The Children’s Obesity Fund (http://www.childrensobesityfund.org), co-founded by Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, M.D., hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it encourages direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website.

Manny Santiago (http://www.mannyslaysall.com) is a professional skateboarder known for his undeniable skills, ever-present smile and infectious enthusiasm. To remain competitive in his sport, Santiago is an avid trainer and vegetarian. A new dad, his latest desire is to reach out to kids and share his passion for staying fit and healthy, and of course, for skateboarding. Santiago and his childhood friend and fellow skateboarder Dave Bachinski will demonstrate their jumps and moves using high quality wooden skateboard ramps from OC Ramps. Santiago and Bachinski are members of the OC Ramps National Skateboarding Team, competing under the popular banner: Skate for Life!


The I AM Foundation (http://www.iamfoundation.org) seeks to empower children and adults to make a positive difference in our world by publishing and gifting books and music with inspiring messages. Its signature publication, “The I AM! Affirmation Book” has been gifted in more than 50 countries and has been being translated into tens of languages.

People Water (http://www.peoplewater.com) will donate more than 500 bottles of water for school children and staff. For every bottle of People Water consumed, the company donates water to an area where clean water is scarce and sorely needed.

Whole Foods Market in El Segundo (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com), which serves the neighborhoods surrounding Westport Heights Elementary School, is donating healthy snacks for event attendees. The grocery chain is known for providing the finest natural and organic foods available and maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry.

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