"In 1996, Donelon noticed more and more kids around the neighborhood picking up skateboards. But they didn't have a safe — or even legal — place to skate. Kids ended up skating on private property or the streets most of the time, which led to them being ticketed by police or getting into serious accidents..."
Amazing week of press for ASK Foundation! Check out this great article on Gazettes.com
"Today, skate parks and skate plazas are virtual must-haves in every Long Beach park. The ASK Foundation puts on events at several different parks in every part of the city. Donelon has convinced many of those who come to skate to stay, and start working in the community."
Action Sports Kids Foundation is proud to be an ambassador and ASK members as official spokespeople for the Dew Tour when the tour hits Long Beach on July 23-24th, 2016.
This will be a crazy weekend with some of the world's best skateboarding, a crazy custom skatepark built for the tour, and ASK will be at the center of it all!
Check out the video and press release for more info:
2015 was a busy and productive year for the ASK Foundation! Below is a recap of our accomplishments:
SKATEPARK CLEAN UPS
- McBride Skate Park
- Houghton Skate Park
- Michael K. Green Skate Park
- Bixby Skate park
- El Dorado skate park for Councilmember Stacy Mungos’s Long Beach
- Volunteer Day
BEACH STREETS LONG BEACH
- Attended planning meeting with ASK interns.
- Sponsored a skate park demo at Houghton Skate Park.
ASK FOUNDATION “ROAD TRIPS”
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia gave the 2016 State of the City speech last night and unveiled a video promoting all that is great about our city. The video features ASK team members skating at McBride Skatepark. Enjoy!
On July 3rd, The Boathouse On The Bay and John Morris hosted an Independence Day celebration complete with music, dancing, dinner, an air show and a spectacular fireworks display over Alamitos Bay. The event was a fundraiser for ASK Foundation and was a rousing success.