Boards for Bros November 2009 Assembly Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Boards for Bros November 2009 Assembly

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

Today the staff at SPoT got started on putting together all the skateboard parts collected in the Shop all year long. Through your discarded skate stuff and contributions from your favorite skate companies, we build as many completes as we can and give them away to as many kids as we can find in the underprivileged neighborhoods in our area. We call this charity Boards for Bros. Check out a few photos from what we did today.

The used wheels we collect in the Shop all year are yellow like your grandpa's teeth

We do what we can to match up trucks

Thanks to Indy for sending a box of trucks and a bearing press for us

We put the bearing press to immediate use

Get your bearings straight

The assembly line in Frosty's Dungeon

Seems like we always have more decks than hardware and trucks

We will take any board you want to donate and put it to use

We are always short on hardware

Thanks to all the Shop employees that volunteer like Vince here

Every board gets tagged. I'm always on the lookout for kids with boards from prior years' tags

The Skatepark of Tampa Documentation Team was there


I just realized there's no orientals in this sweat shop. No problem, we're not making shoes

While all this is going on, Frosty is busy building my new closets. Some highly organized t-shirts are going to be stored on those shelves. We will be starting up another round of board building as soon as we get more stuff. Contact if your company wants to donate

This photo is from last year. It's pretty simple. All this skate stuff we save gets assembled into as many completes as we can. Then we drive through local projects, play Santa, and hand boards out to kids. I hope that silly little toy has the same impact on their life as it has on mine


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