The five-year-old Belvedere Skatepark in East Los Angeles was busier – and nosier – than usual on Saturday during a competition and fundraiser. C.J. Salgado provided photos and details:
Dozens of daring and talented youth and their families enjoyed watching fellow skateboarders launch into aerial maneuvers in the hope of winning a contest or just having fun in the sun. Others just cheered contestants on or painted pretend skateboards in fancy color schemes. The event was sponsored by The Garage Board Shop in ELA in concert with the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” series of events to raise funds for cancer research and other programs.