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Emerica Wild in the Streets Tour

20 May 2010, 21.59 | Posted in Events, Fundraisers, Skateboarding | No comments »

Emerica is taking its Wild in the Streets movement to another level this year by adding four cities to the list of places that will experience an explosion of skateboarders on or around Go Skateboarding Day. Following last years take over of Vancouver, Canada, this year Tampa, Florida, Montreal, Quebec, London, England, and Madrid, Spain are all going to jump off. Tampa hits on June 21 while the other cites are all due for a takeover on June 20. Each respective movement has it’s own charitable cause at the heart. Click the individual city hyperlink for more and read the event description after the jump.

Monday, June 21
Wild In The Streets Tampa
In benefit of Boards For Bros
Boards for Bros helps with the collection of skateboarding equipment, refurbishes it, and then distributes it back into the community for children who cannot afford their own. By helping the skateboard community give skateboards to those that might not have had the opportunity to ride one otherwise, Boards for Bro’s hopes that skateboarding can help children learn additional discipline, respect, and self-perseverance that will assist them throughout their entire lives. Wild in the Streets Tampa aims to raise money and awareness for Boards for Bros to create skateboarding lifers out of unordinary circumstances.

Sunday, June 20
Wild In The Streets Montréal
In benefit of Québec Skate Plaza
The Québec Skate Plaza Foundation’s goal is to promote a healthy skateboard industry in the province of Québec. The foundation will support financing of future Skate Plaza construction and assuring that each skatepark project is built to skateboarder’s high standards. Wild In The Streets Montréal aims to raise money and awareness for the project and begin a new skateboarding legacy in the province of Québec.

Sunday, June 20
Wild In The Streets London
In benefit of Southbank
London’s Southbank remains one of the world’s oldest and most iconic legitimate street skate spots, with a rich legacy in skateboard culture. Through the years large parts of the area have succumbed to corporate redevelopment, leaving the skateable public area greatly reduced in size, though the skaters of the UK have actively and consistently lobbied for some official recognition and protection for the area that remains. Wild In The Streets London aims to raise money and awareness for the project to help maintain the rich history of skateboarding at Southbank and support real street skating.

Sunday, June 20
Wild In The Streets Madrid
In benefit of Plaza De Hortaleza
The well known Hortaleza Plaza, officially known as “Plaza Santos de la Humosa”, has been an OG Skate spot in Madrid since the mid ’90’s. It’s an integral part of Madrid’s skate history, and over the last few years the local skaters have been making improvements to the existent square themselves. With this DIY approach they added metal ledges, rails and refurbished some parts with concrete. Wild in the Streets Madrid aims to raise money and awareness for the local skaters to maintain and improve the existing plaza.

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