This is big, huge, massive for our city and our action sports community. Get the word out, let everyone know and get signed up.
What is the event?
The Grind for Life Series in Association with The Boardr is a Florida series of all ages/skills skateboarding contests benefiting the Grind for Life organization that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. You should pre-register now to save your spot. We are certain that most divisions will fill up. We will do our best to accommodate spots in the more popular divisions that fill up, but space and time are limited.
Signup here: http://theboardr.com/events/1074/Grind_for_Life_Series_at_Knoxville_Presented_by_adidas
What is Grind for Life?
The mission of the Grind For Life organization is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. In addition, we educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery. Those who qualify may request assistance for travel and lodging expenses, meal, and personal needs.
Learn more about Grind for Life: http://www.grindforlife.org/
Pending approval of the use of the facilities and the dates from the City Parks Department we have set the following tentative dates for 2015 summer contests. We will keep posting these here, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The major contests will be large scale all-day events with multiple age groups, competitions and features. These contests will also include major prizes.
- Memorial Day Madness: All-Ages, May 23rd or May 25th, 9AM to 9PM
- July 4th Blowout: All-Ages, July 4th, 9AM to 9PM, Fireworks to follow
- Grind For Life: September 12th, All Day
Summer Night Jam Series:
Throughout the summer on every other Tuesday night we are hoping to run a “jam” series on a variety of terrain, features, disciplines. The jam series will record points for each “jam” and a contest winner each time, a monthly points winner plus an end of the year points winner. Prizes for each “jam session” will be gift cards, t-shirts, etc. with the monthly and end of the year points winners receiving some major prize swag.
Summer Jam Sessions will begin on June 2nd at 6PM
Knox Extreme Sports is committed to bringing the Grind for Life series to KSP in 2015. Pending approval on the facilities use and the dates from the City of Knoxville Parks Department we have tentatively set September the 12th as the date for this event.
GFL is a huge event, attracting 2 – 4K spectators and hundreds of participants. GFL is a non-profit event where the dollars go to help those suffering from cancer.
Knoxville is the only destination in Tennessee, actually we are the only destination outside of the state of Florida, currently slated for GFL. Thanks to Ryan and the guys at Boardr for hosting us in November to talk about the idea, and for giving us the opportunity to bring this event to Tennessee.
Bookmark the boardr events page to sign up when the event is posted. Take a look at some of the videos from the past events to get a feel for what we are in for this coming fall.
Learn about the story from GFL founder Mike Rogers