“Providing rich educational programs and a positive learning environment is critical for developing the next generation of strong, creative individuals,” said Jessica Fernandez, president of the OB Elementary PTA.
“This annual event raises funds to provide classroom materials, enriching programs, and many other needs for the children of OB Elementary. Each year we rely on local community-minded businesses for their gracious support to make Skate for the Kids Day a success,”
The event will have live music from local bands and DJs, a free skateboarding clinic provided by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, youth and adult skate contests, Hodad’s burgers and other food for sale, and a silent auction and raffle with prizes from dozens of OB and San Diego businesses.
The day will kick off with a clinic to teach beginners skate form and basic tricks. Later, more experienced skaters are invited to enter the skate contests and compete for prizes. Attendees will have the chance to bid on items in the silent auction and buy tickets for several raffles that will be held throughout the day. The event wraps up with a skate jam where some of OB’s most talented skaters will show off their best tricks. All proceeds from the event will go to the Ocean Beach Elementary PTA to fund programs, materials, and campus improvements.
“Events like these offer a great way to engage kids in a fun, active hobby while supporting our children’s expanded education,” said Roger Caldwell, owner of Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and sister company Ocean Experience Surf School. Caldwell is a life-long OB resident and his children attend local OB schools. He hops is to bring this type of fundraising event to additional local schools to support enriching programs for their students.
The Ocean Beach Elementary PTA is an all-volunteer organization devoted to promoting the welfare of children in the community and enhancing their educational opportunities at school. For more information, visit obepta.org.
Ocean Beach Surf and Skate is located at 4940 Newport Ave. For more information, visit obsurfandskate.com.