|Cheryl Jumao-as - and YES, she made it!|
Photos by Ian Logan for Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word
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The Venice Ladies Springtime Skate Jam was amazing. If you weren't there you totally missed a great day. The sun was out, and girls came from all over - some as far as San Diego and Colorado, to meet other girls and have a great day skating at Venice skatepark.
There was a "pup cup" for the youngest riders, 3 divisions for AM riders to compete in - based on age range, and the pro girls took to the big bowl to put on a demo for the crowd.
Newly minted X-Games athletes, 11 year old Brighton Zeuner & 17 year old Arianna Carmona , and 16 year old Jordyn Barratt, took time out of their busy training schedules to come wow the crowd and inspire other girls to skate. They spent hours throwing down trick after trick, showing the girls and parents in attendance just what it took to earn that coveted X-Games spot. Make sure to watch these girl compete in Austin June 2-5!
Current Women's World Champion for WCMX, Jamey Perry put on a great demo - she was dropping in (compelete with a free fall!) in the deep end of the snake run, jumping off the stairs in the street course and doing spins wherever she could. This girl is truly an inspiration.
We had a special treat with DJ KRZA spinning tunes all day to keep the girls energy flowing - she never took a break from 10 AM - 4 PM - that's is dedication, and we are so appreciative of everything she did for this event!
Huge thanks to The City of Los Angeles, Venice Parks and Recreation, Heidi Lemmon, all the volunteers, companies who donated goods, photographers, parents, the girls who showed up & skated, and the skateboard legends in attendance - you all made this happen, and it was amazing!
Part 2 coming tomorrow - so stay tuned!