It only makes sense that Boards for Bros would have been a product of the legendary Skatepark of Tampa – a place that has been 100% dedicated to skateboarding since 1993. Skaters at SPoT have been working hard at giving the gift of skateboarding since their first official Boards for Bros distribution at the Bro Bowl in 2006. Since 2015, we have been a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and committed to growing the movement with a full-time Executive Director and a plan to expand our reach across the United States. In 2017, we distributed skateboards in 8 states, 4 countries and empowered over 720 volunteers of all ages, partnered with 15 different youth-centered non-profits and distributed over 1,500 complete skateboards. We are changing more and more lives, one skateboard at a time.
Born and raised in Deerfield Beach/Coconut Creek, Matthew has been skating since I was 11. After college, he lived in Tampa for a few years and got to see the amazing things Boards for Bros does there, and the impact it directly has on the community. Having been a Big Brother and a mentor, he is committed to giving back. Now a resident of Deerfield Beach, he recognized the need for a more cohesive skateboard culture here in South Florida, and is dedicated to growing a positive program that many communities down here desperately need. Matthew believes that Boards for Bros can serve as a program to help navigate and create opportunities for shops and people to work together for the greater good of the whole.