Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama 2016
Mom. Mommy. Mama. Momma Skater? Yes, the combination seems normal when you take it figuratively, “skate mom”, but when taken literally…well you may be surprised. This Mothers Day we had the honor to attend a fun event in Laguna Niguel California called Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama. The annual event is a charity event hosted by the group Skateboard Moms & Sisters of Shred. Every year a charity is designated to receive all proceeds from the event, with the OC Human Trafficking Task Force being this years recipient.
We had no idea what to expect when we arrived and were stoked to see a clean nicely designed concrete skatepark with room to play. The atmosphere was super friendly and inviting, full of motivation. We saw and met skaters of all skill levels, many of whom had started skating again in recent years. Several skaters were from outside the California area, with a couple from outside the U.S! The theme was superheroes and boy did we see some flying through the park! The raffle had a bunch of sick prizes including several signed skate decks from Tony Hawk and Jay Smith, complete setups from Gravity and Madrid, and tons of other fun skate shwag. We both made sure to get our fair share of skating in, while remembering “ladies first” of course, and also our fair share of bruises (I should probably be icing down while I type this) and of course memories.
While we didn’t get a chance to skate with and talk with everyone, we made some cool new friends at the park. We shared the quest for big air out of the 1/4 pipe with our new friends Kendra, and sibling duo Casey and Tabitha. Chad found a motivated young future rep in their little brother Richard who was STOKED on the lights. I had the pleasure of being defeated in an epic match of rock, paper, scissors by Tabitha for her very own Third Kind™ skate light! And yes, their mom AND older sister were out there shredding along with us too! Before we knew it, several hours of fun skating had passed, all the prizes were handed out, and we were a good kind of tired.
The Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama was a fun time and we highly recommend checking out next years event, and any ladies who skate, whose kids skate, or want to get back into skating to check out the Skateboard Moms & Sisters of Shred. I know I had a blast and enjoyed the group, even if I got a bit banged up (it was worth it!) in the process. We will for sure attend any events with this rad group of ladies we can in the future and were proud to be a part of the 2016 Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama. Oh and one final note. If your mama took you skating and hustled you park to park as a youngin, take her to the park with you sometime and share the stoke with her. She will always be your biggest fan.
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