Monday, June 18, 2007

June 21: 'Go Skateboarding Day!'


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June 21 Officially Proclaimed 'Go Skateboarding Day' by U.S. Congress


RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Throughout history, skateboarders have not been given much recognition, but now they have their own official designated day to go skateboarding! The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) has earned Special Congressional Recognition for their work encouraging young people to get outside and skateboard, and received an official proclamation of June 21 as Go Skateboarding Day. Now in its fourth year, the recognition of Go Skateboarding Day by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA, Orange County) gives skateboarding one more push forward.



"IASC is constantly working to increase the rights of skateboarders and help cities across the U.S. create places where skateboarders are welcome and respected," said John Bernards, IASC Executive Director. "We hope this recognition by Congresswoman Sanchez will give more lawmakers incentive to work with skateboarders in their community and understand that skateboarding is a positive influence on our young people."

Go Skateboarding Day has grown through the efforts of IASC, skateboard retailers, manufacturers and skateboarders taking part in the grind heard around the world. In 2006, more than 350 events took place in 32 countries with an immeasurable number of people taking to the streets on skateboards. The momentum is high, and, based on the massive response, Go Skateboarding Day 2007 promises to break all participation records. For a complete list of events being held around the globe, visit GoSkateboardingDay.org.

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