Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Skateboarding [Print without images]

Monday, May 16, 2011
Updated: May 19, 12:46 PM ET
Gallery: Skate For A Cause


Gretchen Sheckler and Ryan Sheckler pose with Pat Duffy during the Skate For a Cause event.

Over this past weekend Ryan Sheckler invited a whole slew of his pro skateboarder friends out to the Etnies skatepark in Lake Forest California for the signature event of his Sheckler Foundation. Ryan Sheckler's Skate For A Cause event is a pro contest with prize money donated by various sponsors including Etnies, CCS, Power Balance and Red Bull. Each of the winners for the various skate jams on the park's myriad obstacles then donates their winnings to charity. This year, the lion's share of the money raised for charity went to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding research and treatment for people living with autism.

At Saturday's event, Sheckler was joined by Chris Cole, Chad Bartie, Ryan Decenzo, Steve Caballero and many more who all made the trip to Lake Forest to skate and raise money and awareness for the cause.