Skate For The Troops
by Alex Mancuso Photo: Mike Mahoney
On November 14, 2009, thirty-two skaters rode from Oceanside to Torrey Pines State Beach in southern California. These skaters, young and old, rode their boards 27 miles to raise funds and awareness for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. This not-for-profit foundation uses donations to help support injured Marines and Sailors in the American Armed Forces. The event, hosted by Honey Skateboards’ Derek Smith, was a success, earning $838 on the day of the event. This does not include any online donations to the Semper Fi Fund. Even though the event is over, you can still donate to the cause. Just visit semperfifund.org and select Skate for the Troops to donate. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers.