“The Rodeo” is South Florida’s premiere skateboarding event. We are certain that this year will be the biggest and best to date. Competitors will be traveling from as far away as Jacksonville and Key West to battle for $3,000 in cash, prizes and sponsorships.
The purpose of the Skateboard Rodeo is to help raise funds and educate our community on new and unique local Floridian 501c3 non-profit organizations.
This year we will be teaming up with two amazing charities; Grind for Life and Amigo Skate Charity.
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, they educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery.
Amigo Skate Charity is based in Miami Florida. They work locally to help provide at risk youth with skateboard equipment, positive role models and skate park scholarships. The Amigos also travel to Havana Cuba to provide underprivileged children on the island with free skateboards, art supplies and music equipment. They have hosted skate contests and underground music events in Havana
Exciting new features have been added to this year’s roster and we have brought back some past Rodeo favorites to ensure a great time for both contestants and spectators. There will be plenty of free entertainment for the entire family with a bounce houses, live music and face painting. We will also provide a “chill out area” this year with a funky mix of original and eclectic finds, organic and locally made products, vegan and vegetarian food options, artists, skate shops, food trucks and plenty of fun from some of the best independently run businesses in and around Miami.
The skate contest portion of the event will be comprised of several different style contests; a game of skate, highest ollie, highest air, barrel jump, stair/hubba, manual pads and introducing…The Diamond Death Match. We have organized the contests in a way that will keep open skating in the park throughout the day ensuring a good time for everyone whether they will be competing or not.
Chris Casey will return this year to be the official contest announcer. He is best known as the hilarious cohost of Fuel TVs Captain and Casey show and has also hosted for Maloof Money Cup, Transworld Skateboarding and the Pretty Sweet Tour.
Get on board with the Skateboard Rodeo!!!