The non-profit wants to take a group of skaters from Germany to South Africa, delivering skateboards to the South African kids who have skateparks-a-plenty, but no money to buy boards.
There's a scene at the end of Richard Pryor's Brewster's Million where Pryor steps into a room built specially for him and says, "This is the room I want to die in." I felt the same way when I walked inside Elvis's home in Palm Springs.
"Occasionally, yes, I will get peed on, but come on, who hasn't in the workplace?"
The old adage "skateboarding saved my life" rings especially true with former pro skater Jim Bates, who has dealt with clinical depression his entire life.
After seven years of filming, director Josh Stewart recently released the last installments of IV and V of Static. I skate-nerded out with the director and got some behind-the-scenes dirt on the 15-year project that makes up his life's work.
During the 80s the Bones Brigade was the biggest thing in skateboarding. Their mission was to take skateboarding into the mainstream, and they succeeded. George Harrison even invited them to dinner, for Christ's sake.
Levi's has been building skateparks for impoverished communities around the globe
It was not uncommon for visiting skateboarders to get beaten up or have their skateboards stolen for not abiding by the unspoken laws of the park.
If you're going to pay that kind of loot to look at boobs on a computer, you might as well cash in on it.