First Annual “Skate for Peace” Longboard Skateboarding Event Set for May 18th, 2013

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Faceplant Boardriders/WheelRZ Wheels have teamed up with KidsPeace to put on a charity longboard event

The Skate for Peace is Faceplant Boardriders’ second sanctioned longboard skateboarding event in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Their first event, the “Skate the Cape Longboard Festival” was a huge success, and they wanted to get more people involved in longboarding by creating more organized sanctioned events. With that, they teamed up with KidsPeace to create a charity longboard event they are naming the “Skate for Peace”.

Faceplant Boardriders and WheelRZ Wheels are progressive skate companies who push their focus towards the progression of longboard skateboarding as a whole. The founders of FB and WheelRZ are extremely passionate about longboarding and it’s progression. They strive to create the best products on the market and maintain originality. “We feel the best way to get more people into longboarding is by creating great, organized and sanctioned events that are not only fun to compete in, but also fun for people to watch. By gaining a crowd of spectators who have fun watching the event, we are gaining awareness for the sport which can help it grow”, said FB/WheelRZ Owner/Rider Ricky Wheeler.

The inaugural Faceplant Boardriders “Skate for Peace” will be held on the KidsPeace 250+-acre Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield, Pa. It is a fun, family friendly event that will be featuring a slalom race, downhill race, slide competition, and a style session. This event grants riders access to the private hills of KidsPeace Campus.

The “Skate for Peace” is a charity event benefiting KidsPeace, which is a treatment facility for kids in crisis. It is set to take place on Saturday May 18th with Sunday, May 19th set as the rain date. Entry prices are $15 per event ($40 for all 3 events), and $10 for the Ditch Style Session. There will be cash payouts for each event as well as other prizes.

Event times are as follows:
Downhill: 9 am practice – 10 am start
Slalom: 12:30 pm start
Slide: 2 pm start
Ditch Style Session: 4 pm start

The Faceplant Boardriders Skate for Peace is setting up to be a huge event and is one that is expected to stick around. For further details, contact Brian Fitch via email at brian.fitch(at)kidspeace(dot)org or contact Faceplant Boardriders via their CONTACT US Page of their website.
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