Winners donate prize money to National Cancer Organization founded by pro skateboarder and two-time cancer survivor Mike Rogers at Clash at Clairemont 7
San Diego, Calif. – A jam-packed venue of spectators attended the Sonic Generations of Skate contest at Clash at Clairemont 7 to watch the top half-pipe skaters in the world throw down their biggest tricks in a unique team contest in support of Grind for Life and The Mission Valley YMCA. Although all of the skaters impressed the crowd on the largest vert ramp on the west coast, the day belonged to the reigning champs on a team that included the legendary Tony Hawk, 22-time X Games medalist Andy Macdonald and the young prodigy, Mitchie Brusco, who recently added his third X Games medal in Barcelona—all of whom donated their prize money to Grind for Life.
The event featured four contests: individual runs, high air, best trick and team triples, where each pro competed against their own generation for team points. Each of the four teams were comprised of three athletes from different generations of vert skating. Every individual pushed the level of progression with stylish kickflips to aerials, smooth and fast transitions and more. Team Black had an edge over their competitors in the team triples contest, with spot on synchronization in their routine. Hawk, Macdonald and Brusco launched huge amplitude out of the vert, stuck multiple triple 540s and simultaneous carves, front side air and backside airs throughout the contest. .
The Sonic Generations of Skate teams resulted in the following order:
- 1st Place: Team Black – Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald Mitchie Brusco
- 2nd Place: Team Purple – Kevin Staab, Bucky Lasek, Marcelo Bastos
- 3rd Place: Team Yellow: Mike McGill, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Jimmy Wilkins
- 4th Place: Team Red: Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Taylor
“Clash for Clairemont is an annual fundraiser for Grind for Life that supports cancer patients with a focus on action sports, specifically skateboarding. Today’s Sonic Generations of Skate competition was a lot of fun, and it was great to take part in a competition in San Diego – my hometown,” said Hawk.
“This seventh annual event highlighted an all-time brotherhood of skateboarding where all the pros came together for a great cause to help fundraise for travel and other expenses that insurance doesn’t cover for those going through cancer,” said Mike Rogers, founder, Grind for Life. “This year was the best turn-out ever. The Sonic Generations of Skate competition was a great addition to the Clash at Clairemont. The kids were stoked on the Triples and the variety of runs put together by the different generations of pros.”
Sonic Generations of Skate will air nationally on FOX Sports Net (FSN) beginning on November 29 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Please check local listings for specific air times and updated information. For more detailed information on the Sonic Generations of Skate, visit www.ASAentertainment.com/events/sonicgenerationsofskate.
About Clash at Clairemont:
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, a celebration of the newly acquired ramp and park renovations was an opportunity to create a fundraiser that benefits the Mission Valley/Krause Family Bike and Skatepark and the Grind for Life Cancer charity. The event featuring over 45 of today’s best Action Sports athletes, live music and family fun was a huge success. Over the past seven years media attention and attendance skyrocketed and now the Clash at Clairemont has cemented it’s first class reputation as a terrific family oriented celebration of Action Sports and charitable cause. www.clashatclairemont.com
About Grind for Life:
Grind For Life, Inc was founded in 2003, by life-long skateboarder Mike Rogers, after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. 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. www.grindforlife.org
About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and FOX Sports Net), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Jam Series, Air in the Square and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 19 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit www.ASAentertainment.com
About Mission Valley YMCA:
Mission Valley YMCA is the largest YMCA in San Diego County, with 5 locations serving more than 25,000 San Diegans with a focus on encouraging healthy living, helping young people develop to their fullest potential, and promoting social responsibility. Committed to serving the community, the Y offers a range of programming and financial assistance, ensuring that the community has access to critical programming regardless of ability to pay. More information can be found at www.missionvalley.ymca.org
About Sega® of America, Inc.:
Sega® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Sega® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment. Sega® of America’s web site is located at www.sega.com
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