Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Donate and Skate Texas

Our good friend Kevin Little of San Angelo, TX has been putting in a lot of hard working finding kids in his area that want to start skating and get them pairs of skates. He just sent us a huge update with pictures of some of the local skaters.

Skates Kevin has given out around his area.

K2s that were donated to a local named Brett.

Brett in his K2s.

Razors that were donated to a local named Caleb.

Caleb airing the box at his local park in his new skates.

Caleb and his skates.

Jeremy and his Salomons that were given to him by Kevin.

Salomons that Kevin has given out around his area.

Spanky and his new USD's given to him by Kevin.

Donate and Skate wants to give Kevin a HUGE thank you for embodying everything that we stand for, being so passionate about rollerblading, and wanting to give that passion to others. We can't thank you enough!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Donation Recipient - Robert Johnson

Donate and Skate received an email a few months back from a young blader by the name of Robert Johnson. After reading Roberts story and responding to him through email, we decided he was in desperate need of skates and something to do to get his mind off of the hard times he was going through.
Little did we know Robert would enjoy the skates so much that he would email us back with a little bio of himself and an edit of him killing some skateparks in his blades!

Robert said:
"Heres some info about me:
How old are you? 18 will be 19 December 8th

Where are you from? Omaha, NEBRASKA!

Why do you skate? It just comes naturally to me and I do it for the rush. Also a great workout.

Who taught you to skate? Myself and Youtube videos.

Favorite skater? Joey McGarry!!!!

Do you plan on making a career out of this? No, but that would be nice though. I'm leaving for bootcamp for the Marines next April.

How long have you been skating for? 10 years just skating and jumps, 3 years aggressive skating.
Best trick? 180 to toe roll or 540 mute"

Thanks for the update Robert! We're so glad you're enjoying your skates!

Donation Recipient - Tobi Fuchs

Once again, my good buddy Dillon Millsap brought to my attention someone in his crew that wanted to start skating again. Tobi had skated in the past, but it had been awhile since he had skated and wasn't able to purchase brand new skates to start blading again. Usually Donate and Skate does not give out parts, but when we were ready to donate skates to Tobi, someone had already gave him some Deshi Carbons, so we ended up giving him the Xsjado frames and Face wheels he would have gotten on his skates from us.

Tobi lacing up his Deshis.

 Checking out what the set up will look like.

Tobi's new setup.

Seeing if his Face wheels will roll in the frames.

Dillon drove Tobi around the parking lot a few times so that the 60mm Face wheels would wear down and roll in his new setup. Thankfully they did, and Tobi was digging his new skates.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Donation Recipient - Brian Boyd

My good friend Dillon mentioned he knew someone that wanted to start skating. Dillon lives near Raleigh, NC in a town called Clayton. Clayton is near the country. There aren't a lot of spots or skaters in their area, and it's hard for them to get out to Raleigh all the time to skate. Dillon brought Brian to a session and he immediately brightened up the mood. Brian is fun, positive, and was extremely eager to try out rollerblading for the first time.

Brian trying on the different 10's and 11's we have.

Brian decided to go with some Remz. he said he liked how comfortable they were, and the fact that he had different options to buckle, tie, and lace them up.

Brian's first official trick on blades. After getting used to rolling around he decided to just start going for some frontsides. Brian wasn't afraid to fall, and each bail he took he used it to learn how to balance and grind better.

Brian had fun and wanted to make the effort to come out and start skating with us more. Thanks to Dillon for finding such an eager and positive new blader! We were more than happy to give him his first pair of blades.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Donations - July 2011

Devon Avant from Norfolk, Virginia donated us a huge box while visiting and skating in Raleigh. He gave us a pair of Razor Genesys and in the box there was a pair of brand new wheels and bearings, brand new Razor Genesys stock souls, night souls, and backslides, 3 pairs of frames, anti rockers, random tools and stickers. Thanks Devon!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Donations - June 2011

Josh Yarmesch of Conneaut, OH sent us a SECOND donation of USD liners and some bearings. Thanks for the continued support Josh!

Bill Hedrick of Chino, California mailed us a huge package of 2 pairs of Remz OS skates, M1 wheels, Kizer frames, Ground Control frames, and brand new Undercovers!

Big thanks to both these guys, and anyone who has donated in the past. We will be sending skates out to some lucky bladers around the US in the next few weeks, so look out for updates from them!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Donation Recipient - Trey Kendrick

When we first moved to North Carolina, our buddy Casey told us about a young ripper named Trey. I got a chance to skate with Trey, and he really pushed himself and it was obvious rollerblading was something he truly enjoyed doing. I later found out that Trey wasn't able to skate due to a financial situation, so he wasn't able to buy parts to fix his broken skates or buy new ones. The next time we skated, I told Casey to bring Trey so he could get a pair of skates and keep shredding

Trey trying out the different size 10's and 10.5's we have.

He finally decided he wanted to try some Razors, and we even put in some brand new Jug Aragon 3 liners that we recently acquired.

We took Trey out filming with us, and he seemed pretty comfortable in his new skates. Comfortable enough to even skate a handicap rail in the rain and try tricks he hadn't done before. Check out this quick edit we made of Trey on his skates:

We most definitely will be taking Trey out and pushing him more. He has a lot of potential and it's always a great feeling keeping up and coming rippers on skates!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Donate and Skate Texas Contest

The first ever Donate and Skate charitable rollerblading competition took place in Cedar Park, Texas on April 16th 2011 and was hosted by our Texas affiliate Kevin Little. Check out a full article over at Be-Mag, and an edit of the competition below!

Thanks to Kevin for all the hard work and all the sponsors that helped him out:
Rollerblade, Sic Apparel, Razors Skate, Ground Control frames, Trust MFG., Rec N Roll Skateshop, Jug Footwear, Remz skates, Valo Skates, Eisenberg's Skatepark, Intuition Skateshop, Eulogy Wheels, Create Originals Frames, ONE Magazine and Be-Mag Magazine.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Donations - April 2011

April is almost over, and Donate and Skate will be moving down south. We have A LOT of great things coming up the next few months! These are the last donations we recieved this month:

Rickayyy Seret of Portland, Oregon sent us an awesome "care package" that consisted of A LOT of great wheels and bearings, Ground Control Featherlite 1's, Fiziks, and even some shin guards. Some of the candy is missing from this photo because we had to eat some!

Drew Kenrick of Rochester, NY gave us a pair of Rollerblade TRS Downtown's and a pair of Razors Aragon 2 shells and Jug Liners.

Allen Thorogood of Rochester, NY gave us a pair of Razor Genesys shells and cuffs.

Brandon Cooklin of Elmira, NY gave us a pair of Valo Alex Broskows.

Thanks to everyone that has been donating, and thanks to those who plan to in the future. With all the parts donated to us recently we now have 7 pairs of complete skates ready to be sent out. Keep checking the site to see updates from the lucky skaters that receive them!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Donations - March and Early April 2011

March started out as a very slow month for us, but the last week of the month and the first month of April saw lots of great donations.

The infamous Charlie Hustles of Clearwater, FL sent us a package of liners, souls, and TONS of old school stickers.

Jake Mckerrow of Elmira, NY donated a pair of Ground Control Featherlite frames.

Connor Kenrick of Rochester, NY donated some BRAND NEW USD 2 piece souls, laces, and cuff bolts.

Dustin from Elmira, NY donated some Eulogy wheels.

Luke Lepkoske of Elmira, NY donated us his old Remz OS3's

Moses Davalos of Costa Mesa, CA sent us the biggest donation yet. He sent us almost brand new Remz HR 1.1's, almost brand new Ground Control and Fifty/50 frames, extra cuffs, buckles, and BRAND NEW M1 wheels. We can't thank you enough Moses. It means the world to us!

Thanks to all of these donations as well as parts that we have donated ourselves, we now have complete skates that we are able to send out to lucky skaters!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Donate and Skate in ONE Magazine!

We were lucky enough to have an ad in the newest issue of ONE Magazine! #18 is a great read, and a good friend of ours Brian Freeman has a great spotlight in the issue. Go pick it up and check it out!

Bittercold Donations - February 2011

Donate and Skate was lucky enough to have some very generous donations at this years Bittercold Showdown in Detroit, MI. 

Jeff Turner of Pittsburgh, PA gave us a bag of shock absorbers, wheels, anti rockers, and all of his extra USD Carbon parts.

Jeff Koalda of Columbus, OH was EXTREMELY generous and gave us a massive duffle bag with donations. We received 2 pair of Razors Genesys, a pair of USD Classic Thrones, a pair of Rollerblade Alex Broskow 2's, a helmet, and lots of protective padding.

Jeff also gave us Razors frames, brand new 4x4 anti rockers, and some BHC wheels that we put on skates there were given to us by Josh Yarmesch. Now they're ready to be sent out and give to a new blader!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Donations - January 2011

We got our very first donations last month, and they were wonderful ones.

Josh Yarmesch of Conneaut, OH gave us 2 sets of complete boots. Razor Genesys (minus buckles) and some Remz.

Nate Hall of Rochester, NY gave us our very first donation. He gave us a large box consisting of parts for Remz, and both Razor Genesys and Razor SL models.

We thank you both for being so willing to support us from the start! Thanks so much guys.

Monday, February 7, 2011

First Donation Recipient - Sean Ribble

Donate and Skate finally had the pleasure of donating its first pair of skates yesterday. Sean Ribble of Elmira, NY is a young skater who really got into the sport this past summer at his local cement park. Unfortunately, he hasn't skated in months because of his wheels being locked up and not being able to roll. He also didn't have a buckle on his right skate along with his frames being torn up on multiple skates before his.

We had a pair of Remz OS3's that were Sean's size and in great condition. We put some black Ground Control FTL 2 frames on them with some Richie Eisler Undercover wheels with bearings that rolled, unlike his old wheels.

We went to a nearby parking garage to skate some painted curbs and a small up/downledge so Sean could try out his new blades. I asked him how they felt and he said "They're comfortable, I'm just not used to the V-Cut yet"

Sean got comfortable with them pretty quickly though. While I was only able to snap 2 soul photos of him, he was doing lots of other tricks in the OS3's. Sean was sliding out pretty far on some soul to switch ao porns, ao topporns, and ao acids. I'm excited to see Sean progress more this year now that he has some decent blades on his feet.