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Skateboarders Attempt World Record to Raise Money to Help Homeless Children

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2017) – Getaboard Foundation will be hosting a free skateboarding event and fundraiser to celebrate Go Skate Day, an event dedicated to the sport of skateboarding and celebrated by skateboarders, worldwide.

Go Skate Day will offer free food and a free best trick skate contests conducted on several obstacles for skateboarders to win prizes. Last year’s event hosted over 350 local skaters competing in the event and enjoying the Go Skate Day activities.
During the event, the Getaboard Foundation hopes to set a ​Guinness World record for the “Most People Taking Turns Sharing A Single Skateboard in One Day”​.

The Guinness World Record attempt is, also, a pledge drive fundraiser raising money and awareness about the Getaboard Outreach program which provides free skateboarding lessons, skate equipment and skateboards for homeless children.

At the end of each 4-week Getaboard Outreach skateboarding clinic, each child is awarded their own skateboard to keep for completing the program.

The goal of the Guinness World Record pledge drive fundraiser, conducted during the Go Skate Day event, is to raise $5,000 to help 100 homeless children learn to skateboard and feel empowered through skateboarding.

Help Getaboard set a world record and raise money to empower homeless children by making a pledge or participating in the Guinness World Record attempt.

Families and children of all ages are welcomed to this free fundraising event that will be held in Downtown Orlando at Howard Middle School on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Media Contact: Event Organizer Drew Campbell Getaboard 407-717-0749