Our son, Ryan, has been a part of a start up ministry called Skate For Change in Lincoln, Nebraska. Their primary goal is to connect with the homeless community in their city. Basically, they are a bunch of skate boarders that have a heart for the under resourced in Lincoln and are doing something about it. This weekend they got a huge media boost with the visit of Ryan Sheckler. Ryan Sheckler is a skate boarding icon, business owner and charity founder. He was interested in what Skate for Change was all about and wanted to experience, along with the skaters of Lincoln, the act of serving the homeless.
To view the news video of the day click here. The hope is that Ryan Sheckler will take this experience back to Los Angeles and start a Skate For Change in his own community. Mike Smith, Skate For Change founder, is also the owner and operator of Bay 198, a nonprofit skate park whose desire is to mentor and empower the skate culture through a positive environment. They are creating a space where skaters of all ages can creatively develop individual skills while cultivating an atmosphere of growth, love, and community.