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    Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:20:29

    Rob Dyrdek Foundation to Hold Second Annual Benefit at the Fantasy Factory in LA - It's being held by the skateboarder on Oct. 15

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    The Rob Dyrdek Foundation will hold its second annual benefit at the Fantasy Factory located in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 15. The benefit promotes skateboarding and the construction of parks where boarders can skate without hassle.

    For only the second time, professional skateboarder, MTV personality and philanthropist Rob Dyrdek will open the doors to the world-famous Fantasy Factory for a day of fun, food and special celebrity performances, including will.i.am and other guests. Attendees will get the chance to experience all the Fantasy Factory has to offer, from flying down the zipline to jumping in the foam pit and taking a photo with the famed celeb dogs Meaty and Beefy. Proceeds from the event will fund the Foundation's efforts to promote the global sustainability of skateboarding through the construction of safe and legal skate plazas across the nation.

    With many municipalities banning skateboarding, over 8.5 million kids are left without a place to skate. That's certainly a crime against skateboarders and skate culture!

    The goal of the Rob Dyrdek Foundation is to provide those kids with a safe and legal place to skate through its Safe Spot Skate Spot Program. Dyrdek conceptualized and brought the program into reality to assist with the design, development and construction of skate plazas that maintain the integrity of an urban environment and encourage skateboarding in its purest form.

    Since 2009, the Rob Dyrdek Foundation has helped to identify and raise more than $3.5 million to build and open nine Safe Spot Skate Spots across the country, with many more planned. Each Safe Spot Skate Spot has been a tremendous success for the local community, but more importantly, has positively impacted the lives of the thousands of skaters that utilize them. The benefit hopes to raise more awareness about the Foundation to enable the construction of more legal skate plazas across the country for today's youth.

    Watch the Rob Dyrdek Foundation official PSA by going here.

    What else can be done to foster skateboarding and skate parks?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.10.11



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