The world’s best skateboard and BMX pros will ride again to crush cancer at the Clash at Clairemont 7, featuring the Sega Sonic Generations of Skate Contest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at Mission Valley YMCA’s Krause Family Skate and Bike Park and Brad J, professional X Games announcer and a member of the T Squared Action Sports family will be there.
“This is a great event for a great cause,” said Brad J. “Cancer is a disease that affects each one of us personally and any way that we can find a way to help the cause to crush cancer we should embrace and be part of.”
Demonstrations by skateboarders, BMX pros, and rippin’ amateurs including Andy Macdonald, Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, and many more will go on throughout the day on the street course, in the bowl, and on the largest outdoor vert ramp on the west coast.
If that isn’t enough to make you happy, scheduled to appear on the music stage are Three Wheels Out, POD and the Legendary Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys!
The Clash at Clairemont began in 2007 as a cooperative effort between pro skateboarder Andy Macdonald, the YMCA, Grind for Life and industry sponsors. The event was an opportunity to create a fundraiser that benefits the Mission Valley/Krause Family Skate & Bike Park and the Grind for Life cancer charity.
Admission is $10 and you’ll likely leave with lots of SWAG.
All proceeds benefit the Mission Valley YMCA and Grind For Life, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with cancer.
If you cannot make it to the event and wish to donate to such a great cause you can head to Grind For Life and donate there.
New features this year include the Sega Generations of Skate.
The SEGA’s Sonic Generations of Skate Contest is a completely unique team competition that pays homage to three generations of vert skating over the past few decades. Each team consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), one 30-something skater (second generation) and one teen/20-something skater (third generation) competing against other teams with the same mix.
There are four different competitions where each pro battles for team points against skaters from their own generation. The contests include individual runs, high air, best trick and team doubles. The biggest names in skateboarding from the past and present will be participating, including:
First Generation: Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Kevin Staab and Sergie Ventura
Second Generation: Andy Macdonald, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Bucky Lasek an Lincolm Ueda
Third Generation: Adam Taylor, Elliot Sloan, Paul-Luc Ronchetti and Mitchie Brusco