Skateboarders from throughout the region will compete August 11 in the 15th Annual Skateboard Challenge at Rotary Community Park in Woodinville.
Things start happening at 10 a.m. with registration and course practice runs with the competition in four divisions scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., according to event coordinator and Challenge Manager Pam Miller “SAS” President. This is a free event for the community.
“For skaters in this area, this is their Super Bowl or state championship equivalent,” noted Rotary representative John Hughes. “Rotary is solidly behind this program to recognize the skill and determination of the competitive skaters and skateboard-supporting families in our greater community. This is their day to really shine.”
Divisions are held for skaters 10 and under, from 11 to 15 years, 16 and older and a division for females and for the top skaters an Open division.
Joel Cendejas of Des Moines garnered top honors in the 2017 event. Prizes this year will include one going to the $300 Rotary Best Tricks contest winner, a $100 Zumiez Best trick as well as Maltby Café Cinnamon Roll & cash for division best tricks, with runners-up in each division receiving huge prize packages donated by the event’s supporters and sponsors.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Woodinville Rotary and Sisters in Action Sports “SAS” with the support of a community grant from the City of Woodinville.