2016 Build Day in Honor of Matt Woods

It was a beautiful day to get together, watch some ripping, assemble 150 skateboards, shop, eat some awesome food and remember our beloved friend - Matt Woods. Volunteers, friends, supporters, skaters and vendors took over the SPoT courtyard for our Third Annual Build Day Fundraiser. Many thanks to our awesome vendors (The Bricks, Revolution Ice Cream, King Family Cotton Candy, Westside Skate Shop, Soft Hoagie Rolls, LS Movement, Domain Apparel), build day sponsors (Jamie Thomas' Garage Days, Ocean Avenue Distribution, Mob Grip, Mini Logo) and our outstanding volunteers for making it an event to remember. We can't wait to do it again next year! Couldn't make it but still want to help? Email us at info@boardsforbros.org

 

Thank you! Welcome to our new friends!

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Thank you everyone for participating in our @shecklerfoundation #bethechange campaign. It was an awesome opportunity for us to tell more people about our mission and raise overall awareness about the positive impact #skateboarding has on individuals and communities. Check out boardsforbros.org or email us at info@boardsforbros.org if you need more info! #thegiftofskateboarding #thankyouskateboarding

Thank you Professor Schmitt!

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Huge thank you to the one and only @professorschmitt for the huge box of donations! Your support is so appreciated and will help us so much in giving #thegiftofskateboarding to deserving kids everywhere. You rule Professor! @spottampa

Introducing the Bromander-In-Chief Award handcrafted by the one and only Professor Paul Schmitt REPOST: For #MakerMonday you can see the crafting of this award I'm making for the #TampaPro this weekend. It's the BROMANDER-IN-CHIEF Award and it will go to the Pro who "kills it" skating, cheering and spreading stoke all weekend long by hanging with the fans and demonstrate their love of all things skateboarding.

@BoardsForBros collects and distributes used skateboards for the less fortunate. Its so great to see this idea that was hatched at the #BroBowl 10 years ago with some fellow #SkateboardingEnthusiast is still rolling Strong.

I took some blemished boards at my #PSstix factory and glued and pressed them into a block and cut and engraved it and then filled the engraving with Polyester Resin, routed, sanded and painted it and assembled with a #Skateboard #Tombstone. I added a pocket to hold a small piece of #SkateboardingHistory a small piece of the origional #BroBowl which @brianschaefer 's dad tried to imitate In their  Brandon Backyard and that stoke lead us all to focus on @SpotTampa from around the world this weekend! #TheGiftOfSkateboarding 

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C1RCA Valentines Day Massacre

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We loved having the @c1rca crew in town for the #SPoTVDMassacre this past weekend. They killed it skating and hanging out with everybody. @davidgravette backs our mission and left behind #thegiftofskateboarding for a lucky kid. Thanks for being awesome David - hope to see you again soon! @spottampa #thankyouskateboarding #makeourdecksroll

Buy a deck, GIVE A DECK!

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BUY THESE PS STIX DECKS! Direct link below! $45. 2 sizes. 2 shapes (popsicle and flat tail fun shape). @professorschmitt best quality wood and glues - these are special for skating or hanging. Best part? 100% of the proceeds goes to Boards for Bros. You buy a deck and we get enough funds to purchase trucks, wheels, bearings and grip to make our donated decks into complete skateboards. GET A BOARD, GIVE A BOARD. Win win! Get yours today. #thegiftofskateboarding #makeourdecksroll #boardsforbros #spottampa http://skateparkoftampa.com/company/5123/Boards_For_Bros

Thank you Dr King!

Get out there and do your part to make the world a little bit better today! Donate if you can! Stop by @spottampa and leave your old stuff for us to refurb and make into #thegiftofskateboarding or hit the DONATE button at boardsforbros.org/donate #makeourdecksroll #boardsforbros #thankyouskateboarding

Get out there and do your part to make the world a little bit better today! Donate if you can! Stop by @spottampa and leave your old stuff for us to refurb and make into #thegiftofskateboarding or hit the DONATE button at boardsforbros.org/donate #makeourdecksroll #boardsforbros #thankyouskateboarding

Boards for Bros Annual Holiday Distribution 2015!!


The 2015 Boards for Bros Annual Holiday Distribution was a huge success. Santa and his helpers killed it all day handing out skateboards, giving lessons and showing the new skaters what it means to hang with friends and have fun. Over 175 skateboards were handed over to their new stoked owners and even a few scooters were ditched in the process! It was an amazing end to an epic year that had us distribute 525 skateboards to kids in Tampa and beyond. Endless thanks to all of our donors and volunteers who have made this possible. 2016 is going to be bigger and better than ever (we already have over 35 kids on our distribution waiting list) so let’s keep growing this and change even more lives, one skateboard at a time. Skatepark of Tampa Converse The Bricks Ybor Mini Logo Skateboards Silver Trucks MOB GRIP Ocean Avenue Distribution @solitaire_skateboards Grind Skate Club  Zero Skateboards GNARLYWOOD Primitive Skateboarding Garage Days Collection Belle Fleur Studio #boardsforbros #SPoTTampa 

Matt Woods Build Day 2015

We gathered to remember our friend Matt. A record number of community volunteers showed up to build over 220 skateboards! In addition, kids from Positive Spin got their own skateboards and their first skate lesson. Thank you to everyone who made this day so fantastic. Video by the talented Ashley Lamb (who donated her time, talent and energy making this video) 

Big Build Day was a HUGE Success

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What a day! Cannot thank the @spottampa family enough for all of the help setting up and running the event. Immensely grateful for all of the volunteers who got 200 boards built in record time! Thank you to Positive Spin for bringing your amazing kids to get #thegiftofskateboarding - welcome to the family <3 #boardsforbros #thegiftofskateboarding #SPoTTampa @boardsforbros @spottampa @oceanavenuedistribution @converse @thebricksybor @mini_logo @silvertrucks @mobgrip @solitaire_skateboards

B4B loves Paul Schmitt

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 #boardsforbros loves @professorschmitt He is one of our founders and we are stoked that our  decks were made by him. Everybody is loving these decks so get them while you can in our tent this weekend or at skateparkoftampa.com @spottampa  @sls #thegiftofskateboarding #makeourdecksroll #tampaam

Limited Edition Boards for Bros Decks Available Now

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Come and get 'em! Limited quantities! Beautiful decks produced by one of our #boardsforbros founders @professorschmitt 100% of the proceeds goes to B4B - $45 online and in store at @spottampa (http://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/p.aspx?ID=71408&CID=1) or stop by the B4B tent at #tampaam and we will throw in some stickers with your purchase! Suitable for hanging or shredding #makeourdecksroll #thegiftofskateboarding #tampaam

Boards for Bros at Sebring Skatepark

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Thanks to #boardsforbros Ambassador @frankbranca for bringing #thegiftofskateboarding to #sebringskatepark over the weekend! Wannabe park rats without boards is a heartbreaking thing that we can fix through our mission #spotfam @spottampa Help us do more boardsforbros.org/donate info@boardsforbros.org

LRG Team at SPoT Ybor and B4B donation drop off

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Get over to SPoT Ybor at 6:00 pm tonight to meet the LRG Team and while you're at at, grab your old gear that's sitting in the corner of your room and drop it off at SPoT Ybor. No gear? grab your spare change and drop it in the donation box. Then, head over to Muvico Ybor to see the LRG team rip on the big screen

 

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Tampa Am is Coming....visit us!!

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Everyone get your tickets at skateparkoftampa.com!! Skaters have been showing up to practice and they have been ripping. Don't forget to bring your used equipment and your cash and visit the Boards for Bros tent in the Courtyard for lemonade, cell phone charging, t-shirts, Limited Edition Boards for Bros decks, hats, stickers, custom grip tape and lots of other items! We will take your cash or your cards! Can't make it? Check out boardsforbros.org/donate. All money raised will help us buy supplies for our big build day on November 21!!!