Some Photos From the 2017 A.Skate Autism Friendly Skate Clinic Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Some Photos From the 2017 A.Skate Autism Friendly Skate Clinic

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 by Chris

One of the highlights of 2017 at SPoT was the A.skate Autism Friendly Skateboarding Clinic we hosted in September. Over 75 special guests and their families had a day full of fun, friends, and skateboarding. A.skate Founder, Crys Worley was here and thanks to our nonprofit, Boards for Bros, all the new skaters who needed equipment got to take home skateboards and helmets and everything for the day was free!

We are thrilled to be doing it all over again on Saturday, September 8, 2018. We will have food, art, skateboarding equipment and tons of awesome volunteer instructors on hand to give the families a day to remember. Check out for more information on what they do and for links to upcoming registrations.

Would you like to donate food or supplies to help us make this day at SPoT a special one for families living with Autism? Please contact Michelle at

Check out some photos from last year’s event, taken by Josh Bowser:
Vice and Big Brother magazine's Chris Nieratko is a huge supporter of the A.Skate foundation and made it out to help with coaching. Check out this article from 2010 that Chris wrote about A.Skate and working with autistic children.
Thanks to all these awesome volunteers for helping throughout the day.
The smiles on these kids' faces say it all.
Schaefer looked like he was having as much fun as this kid was.
L to R: Derek from Boards for Bros New Jersey, Michelle from Boards for Bros Tampa and Alec from SPoT all pitched in to help out during the event.
SPoT team rider Wes Box helps this kid get balanced.
Shop staff member Aaron Morgan shows the proper stance for this first-timer.
More volunteers helping kids with Autism. It was a great vibe all day.
Local Vans employees joined us for the day to help make it a special one for all of our guests. That's the A.Skate Foundation's founder Crys Worley in the middle next to Schaefer and Michelle. She's responsible for making all this happen, so huge thanks to her.


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