SCOTTS VALLEY, California (September 2012) – SESSIONS is holding the 14th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Contest on September 22nd and 23rd. Tim, a SESSIONS team rider, continuously inspired his friends, family, and community with his positive outlook and youthful spirit. Tim’s untimely passing in 1999 at the age of 25 led SESSIONS to create the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund, an independent non-profit which donates 100% of the money collected to skateboard youth scholarships and park development.
The 14th Annual Bowl Contest, hosted by X-Games sport organizer World Cup Skateboarding, is part of the Concrete Series, which holds the title of the “Longest Running Bowl Event” in the U.S.The Bowl Contest will be held at Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park in San Jose, CA on September 22, 2012. Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park opened in early 2008 and, at an expansive 68,000 square feet, is the largest skate park in California. The park also features the world’s largest full pipe, tallest vert wall, and the largest cradle. Guaranteeing this epic venue will be tested, pro skaters in attendance will include last year’s winner Steve Caballero, and top vertical skaters Christian Hosoi, Eddie Elguera, and Jeff Hedges to name a few. Prize money of $5,000 will be up for grabs alongside some impressive prizes from sponsors.
This year’s street contest will be held on September 23, 2012. In addition to engaging youth and promoting skateboarding as a safe, healthy, and fun activity, the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund provided Scotts Valley with the money, tools, and knowledge to build a proper skate park, appropriately named in Tim’s honor. The Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park continues to host the street portion of the contest, an exciting competition for kids of all ages that exemplifies what the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund is all about. The contestants, who are separated into the Groms (aged 12 & under) and Am Divisions, compete for prizes and bragging rights.
Making it all possible are this year’s generous event sponsors including SESSIONS, Independent, WA-TAAH, Etnies, Ex’Pression College of Digital Arts, Vans and Powell. All additional proceeds from donations, event registrations, and concessions are donated to the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund to be applied towards youth scholarships and encouragement.
To register for the Street or Bowl Contests go to www.Sessions.com. and check out video of last years contest below.
Video by Kaya Lampe
ABOUT THE TIM BRAUCH MEMORIAL FUND:
The Tim Brauch Memorial Fund provides outreach programs in action sports. Each of these programs offers a value-based leadership curriculum that enhances the participants experience by promoting self-respect, meeting challenges with perseverance, independence, creativity and integrity, all while participating in an outdoor sport camp environment and therefore supporting an active lifestyle.
Tim Brauch Memorial Fund Board Members: Frank Brauch, Cindi Busenhart, Margaux Elliott, Justin Gold, Cheryl Walsh, Keith Wilson, Vic Yanez
Junior Board Members: Brigg Busenhart, Antonio Ferreira, Julian Glina, Jocelyn Massey, Taj Yanez
More about the fund at www.timbrauch.com.