Published on September 19th, 2012 | by Ari


SkateAcrossUSA Raffle Contest

Inspired by legendary Jack Smith’s longboard trips across the United States, in the summer of 2010 SkateAcrossUSA’s team of five longboarded from Oregon to New York City relay style. The purpose of the trip was to raise money and awareness towards at-risk youth. They finished their journey in twenty two days at the Bustin Headquarters where they skated the warrior run from the Bronx to Coney Island. The trip was a success, with the team having traveled almost 3000 miles on boards and raising almost $1000 towards underprivileged youth in San Diego. The entire journey was filmed and edited into five exciting ten+ minute episodes.

This year the team will be hitting the road once more, skating from Santa Cruz, CA to San Diego, CA, a distance of over 500 miles. Each skater will have their board and carry a 30+ pound pack filled with a sleeping bag, tent, film equipment, clothes, food, and water. They will depart Santa Cruz September 2nd and expect to arrive in San Diego roughly twelve days later. Along the way they would love to have anyone and everyone skate a leg of the trip with them as they pass through their town. They will be camping at national parks and using couch surfer along the way. They will finish their trip at MuirSkate where the shop will present the charity they are skating for, Above the Line, with a donation of $1 per mile skated.

So how can you join SkateAcrossUSA’s effort to help under privileged youth and win some free gear at the same time? SkateAcrossUSA has some exciting new sponsors for this trip and with some of the extra gear they are having a promotional contest. The tasks, posted below, grant raffle tickets, which give you the chance to win some awesome prizes! At the end of the contest we will pick tickets at random and as each ticket is pulled they can choose from the gear. Note: a person can only win once so we can have as many winners as possible. Tasks and Prizes listed below, every participant is helping at-risk youth!

List of things to do to gain tickets:

1. Donate $1 towards at risk youth by clicking the donate button on the left. Each dollar counts as a separate dollar so donating $5 gets you five tickets, remember person can only win once but don’t let that stop you from helping out a amazing charity!

2. Like the SkateAcrossUSA Facebook page

3. Share a link to our Facebook/Website on your wall

4. Subscribe to our Youtube channel.

5. Follow us on twitter.

6. Find us on our journey and skate with us! (Worth 5 tickets!)


Rayne Mini Deck

Bear 180mm Trucks

Abec 11 BigZigs

Jessup GripTape

Rayne T-Shirt

Dell Table Tennis Balls

Dell Pens

Stickers Galore for every winner and a special thanks on our website

Possibly more prizes to come…

Winners announced after we reach the finish at Muir Skate Shop

Let us know if you have any questions by contacting us through our website at

Thanks for taking the time to promote our cause of helping at-risk youth.

About the Author

Born and raised in San Diego, CA. Moved to Roswell, NM to attend high school. Then went to Marymount College Palos Verdes for two year before taking a year off to longboard from Oregon to New York. Currently is finishing last year at UC Santa Cruz.

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