Skate4Life is a free, family-friendly event and skateboarding competition to bring together the community to celebrate our athletes, celebrate life, and educate teens and their families on the signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicide and give them resources where they can turn in times of trouble.

8th Annual Skate4Life

Skate4Life 2018

The 8th Annual Skate4life event will be on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 (rain date is Sunday, May 6th). It features a skateboard competition and open skate jam with food, raffle prizes, cash and skate gear. Come out and help us celebrate life!

When:

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Registration @ 10am
Memorial @ 11:30am
Competition @ Noon

All-day Skateboarding Competition
Registration for the skate competition begins at 10am followed by a brief memorial to those lost to suicide. Competitions will start at noon and continue throughout the afternoon, ending around 5pm.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Sponsored divisions. Cash and Skate Gear prizes totaling over $2,500 will be given out to 1st through 4th place in each category.

More info on the competition here.

Where:

Marsh Creek Park (Get Directions)
3016 N. New Hope Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604

What:

A skateboard competition and open skate jam with music, food, and raffle prizes.

Registered skaters will get a free meal, a S4L t-shirt and a wristband.

All monies raised go directly to the non-profit and towards more events that celebrate life and educate the community on the signs of depression and suicide.


Register to Skate

Want to compete in the skateboarding competition? Register now.

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The Skate4Life Story

Skate4Life is a skateboarding event to bring together the community to celebrate our athletes, celebrate life, and educate teens and their families on the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide.

Each year, the event is kicked off by a brief memorial to all those lost to suicide beside the park.

This event was created in memory of James “Dylan” McNeill 6/4/92 – 2/1/11 and Cody Nelson Arrington 7/12/92 – 9/28/11, both of whom tragically ended their own lives. At the first event in 2011, we dedicated a memorial tree and plaque for Dylan. Cody skated and placed 2nd in the Advanced competition and designed the original logo. 8 months later, Cody also took his own life. In 2012 we planted a memorial tree and placed a plaque for Cody beside the one for Dylan.


Sponsors & Vendors

Looking to support the event? We love our sponsors and vendors! Learn more about becoming a Skate4Life sponsor or vendor at the event.

 

A HUGE thank you goes out to our 2018 Sponsors:

 


TheeDesign Web Design & Digital Marketing Agency


 




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Help support this year’s event by becoming a sponsor.

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