May 25th, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the longest running skateboard event in Portland and the Northwest (maybe west of the Mississippi too). The first 100 participants to bring their required 4 cans of food or more and register that Sunday morning at 10am, get one of these free T-shirts. This event highlights and celebrates Portland's city ordinance 20.12.205 that includes skateboarding as a legal form of transportation in the city. The conditions it states are identical to that of car and bike traffic, meaning skaters are allowed to ride in the streets such as bikes do but must follow all the same traffic laws. As a charity event, food is raised for Oregon Food Bank. Many local companies along with several other skate companies around the nation donate to this cause by giving away free product for all the riders. After everyone has completed the course a huge raffle is drawn at Sellwood Park. Each rider has a least one raffle ticket they can win from. Every 4 cans of food donated receives another raffle ticket, so the more food you donate the better chances of you winning prizes. This year we have 4 new sponsors to add to your loyal list of sponsors shown on the back of the t-shirt. New ones include Predator Helmets, Seismic, Sellwood Market (donating gatorade), and Trini Industries who donated the labor cost of these shirts. Hope to see all you Portland locals out to support legalized skateboarding and the hungry in Portland!
Post Created: May 10, 2014
P-Town Throwdown can logo.
List of sponsors including the Portland City Ordinance 20.12.205