To all our readers, please take just a few seconds (literally that’s all it takes) and vote for Richmond, Virginia’s only skate shop. Locally owned since 1994, Dominion Skateboards has supported grass roots skateboarding in Richmond since day one. Today is the last day to vote for the national video contest they’re competing in against a handful of west coast teams! Support the east coast and local, Richmond skateboarding! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
While most professional skateboarders call the West Coast their home, Richmond’s own Gilbert Crockett lays his head on the east. Nestled right in the Fan, Gilbert visits Ellwood’s almost daily and picks up his Envirocredit for skateboarding there along the way out. Click here for an interview with Gilbert on ESPN.
Our buddy Donovan Greer, along with friends, have helped turn a nearly abandoned tennis court on Southside into a widely skatepark enjoyed by skaters, bikers, kids and parents. However the City of Richmond doesn’t see this as a good thing. Click here to watch the NBC 12 report on the skatepark. If you’ve never been to the park, it’s located on 28th Street in Southside. With the help of friends, Donovan has created the Southside Skateboarding Project to help raise awareness and money to keep the park alive.
What can you do to help? This Sunday, Sept. 26th at Bellytimber Tavern (1501 W. Main Street) there will be a benefit art auction with all proceeds going towards the project. Come out from 8pm-Midnight for great food, drinks and the chance to help out a great cause.