It’s official, it’s coming – The Grind for Life Series is coming to Knoxville September 26th of this year.
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.
Learn about the story from GFL founder Mike Rogers
On October 20th of last year we welcomed back our friend and local pro skateboarder Beaver Fleming. Jay Cabler made some footage of the evening. This was also the night we invited the city out and explained our vision for KESP. We were fortunate to have Mayor Rogero, Joe Walsh (City Parks Director) and Christi Branscom (Deputy Mayor/COO) out to see what we have and hear our vision. Thanks to everyone for showing them what a fantastic group of athletes and people we have in the action sports community in Knoxville.