SkaterAid is an annual skateboard and music festival in Decatur, Georgia. Proceeds from SkaterAid are used to assist families of children who are battling cancer. Featuring: Skateboard Demos, Live Music, Deck Art Auction and more.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007 . 3:00-8:00pm . East Decatur Station . 109 New Street (just west of the Avondale MARTA station off of College Ave) . $10 admission/$5 for students
WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, OR IN ADVANCE AT THE BRICK STORE PUB
SkaterAid was started in 2005 to celebrate the life of Ian Wochatz. A Decatur teen and avid skateboarder, Ian was diagnosed with an especially virulent type of brain cancer, and died on July 4, 2005 at age 15. SkaterAid provided a place for all those who loved Ian to honor his memory in a way he would have approved of...with music, friends and skateboarding.
In 2007, all proceeds will go the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.
This writer personally knows the father of Ian (who is active in the administration of SkaterAid), and had the pleasure of meeting Ian during his final years.
Just show up for a little while and donate $10 (or more if you can) Sunday. Or, buy an armband at the Corner Pub in advance even if you can't make it. It's for local kids and local charities, and (unlike large charity organizations) there is a 0% admin. fee. Everyone involved is an unpaid volunteer.