District 8 Shoe Release Party to Feature Ryan Sheckler

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district8-supra-releaseDistrict 8, 4242 Atlantic Avenue, the newly remodeled and reopened skateboard shop in Bixby Knolls, will be hosting a shoe release party this Friday, May 8, 6pm – 8pm, and will feature pro skaters Paul Rodriguez (son of famous comedian Paul Rodriguez), Ryan Sheckler (MTV’s “Life of Ryan”), and Terry Kennedy (Long Beach native).

Ryan Sheckler is considered one of the best skaters in the world. “Life of Ryan” was an MTV hit show 2007-2008.

For more information, contact District 8 shop owner: Felix Babauta by calling (310) 294-6364 or send an email to felixhighhouse@gmail.com.

About Ryan Sheckler

Ryan Sheckler’s career took shape during the summer of 1995, when his dad built a new quarter pipe in the family’s skatepark. A few years later, he joined the CASL (California Amateur Skateboarding League), entered one of their contests and won. Tony Hawk attended the CASL party and took some time to practice with Sheckler. During 1997-2001, Sheckler won all of the CASL state championships, and signed with his first eyewear sponsor, Arnette – the same company sponsoring Tony Hawk. Sheckler turned professional in 2003 after winning in the X Games, Gravity Games, Vans Triple Crown and Slam City Jam. In 2004, he was named the World Cup of Skateboarding’s National Street Champion. The next year, he took the title again, along with the AST Dew Tour Athlete of the Year. In 2006, 16-year-old Sheckler won the Global Assault in Australia and finished fifth at the Tampa Pro in Florida.

About Paul Rodriguez

P-Rod’s father is the famous comedian Paul Rodriguez. At the age of 12, Paul’s dad bought him his first skateboard for $30 (his dad stated last year that it was one of the best investments he’s ever made!). Paul got his first sponsor at age 14, and was a pro skater at 16. He’s happy with his life, and feels like he’s already achieved his dream.

About Terry Kennedy

Terry Kennedy is the captain of Pharrell Williams’ skate team and is launching is new shoe line at District 8.

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