Emerica's Wild in the Streets gathers skateboarders of every age, color and creed to converge on city streets around the world in the celebration of pure skateboarding. On Thursday June 21, 2012, join the Emerica team and thousands of skateboarders from around the globe for Emerica’s Wild in the Streets in Detroit, Michigan.
For Wild in the Streets 2012, Emerica has partnered with Power House Productions to benefit their neighborhood revitalization project, RideIt Sculpture Park.
Power House Productions is an artist-run neighborhood-based nonprofit organization. Their mission is to develop and implement creative neighborhood stabilization strategies to revitalize and inspire the community. Their current project, RideIt Sculpture Park, is a do-it-yourself style skatepark built by skateboarders. The goal of the park is to create a space where neighborhood kids and adults can meet, play, create, build and exercise.
Boards For Bros is a group of skateboarders dedicated to collecting and refurbishing skateboards so they can be redistributed back into communities where children cannot afford their own. The beneficiaries of this year’s Emerica/Boards For Bros efforts will be the kids of the Power House ‘hood. You can help by contributing your old completes, decks, trucks & wheels to Boards for Bros at the following locations. You’ll receive a same-day 10% discount on Emerica product for your contribution:
• Chiipss Skateboards & Apparel
• Plus Skateboarding
• Refuge Skateboard Shop
• Oakland Vert Skatepark
• Modern Skate & Surf
• Tru Class SkateShop
Good Wood Exhibit benefitting Power House Productions’ RideIt Sculpture Park:
100 artists, including Emerica pros Ed Templeton and Jerry Hsu created/donated skateboards to be sold at the Good Wood Exhibition skateboard deck art online auction—the first in a series of events benefiting RideIt Sculpture Park. The auction raised over $25,000 and 100% of funds raised will go to the initial RideIt Sculpture Park build beginning early June. For more info visit GoodWoodExhibit.com.
On June 21, Emerica’s Wild in the Streets in Detroit will also raise awareness and funds for successive phases of RideIt Sculpture Park construction. Events will culminate at an Emerica/Thrasher Magazine fundraising party on the evening of June 21. For complete #WITS updates and info, visit Emerica.com/wildinthestreets.