Get Rad For Ray
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Raliegh, NC at Marsh Creek skatepark. Hundreds of people came out to celebrate Wilmington, NC native, Ray Underhill . TonyHawk Foundation and friends organized the Get Rad For Ray presented By Endless Grind charity event to celebrate the life and legacy of one of skateboarding’s all-time greats, Ray Underhill.
Ray died in 2008 after a long battle with Chordoma, a rare spinal cancer.
Old friends Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Eddie Elguera, Mike McGill & Kevin Staab showed up. The next generation of skaters Grant Taylor, Ben Raybourn & Ben Hatchell where also on hand.
Jack got 1st in the 13 & below under.
Tyson got 2nd in the 13 & under.
Ray Underhill. Photo by Grant Brittan.
Full contest results here http://theboardr.com/results/1799/Get-Rad-for-Ray-Invitational
All photography by Brian Twitty http://shootbt.smugmug.com/ Insta #shootbt
Article by Rex Singleton
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Ray Underhill Foundation
The Ray Underhill Foundation raises money to help families that are affected by Chordoma and other cancers, to help them cover expenses that are not paid for by health insurance or government funding. The organization was established in memory of Ray Underhill, a father, husband, friend, and professional skateboarder who passed away in 2008 after a long battle with Chordoma. www.GetRadForRay.org
Endless Grind Endless Grind is a skateboard shop in Raleigh NC founded by professional skateboarder and North Carolina native Reggie Barnes www.endlessgrind.com
Tony Hawk Foundation promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States visit www.tonyhawkfoundation.org
The Boardr is a group of friends specializing in what they have loved since first sight: Skateboarding. They create and run fun, authentic events, both large and small.The Boardr is committed to pushing skateboarding on all levels. For more information, visit www.TheBoardr.com