We walked in to this event open minded and open hearted. This was
a show featuring a World Cup Skating event that benefits Cancer
Research and Awareness by donating proceeds to the Johnnykickscancer
Foundation, and donating blood to the mobile blood banks that were
on site. Rock The Cradle provided fans with sick exhibitions, amateur
and pro skating competition, along with music by Honky
(feat. Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers) and DJ Ceeplus Bad Knives.
was a healthy turnout to raise funds and blood for Johnny Romano's
foundation. Everybody had a blast and there were some great memories
had by those that were there!!!
Skate Park is something for Houston to sing about. They really have
done an outstanding job with deep concrete. They have a sick ass
pool with the deepest cradle in the USA, using the Houston skyline
as the backdrop. Massive and beautiful. Admission is typically free.
Helmets mandatory, pads advised. Family friendly atmosphere, without
losing its edge. Security was there to help, and all of staff has
a good vibe. Truly a landmark for skating in Texas and beyond!
Johnny Romano was only 10 years old when he passed away after a
three year battle with leukemia. Johnny became the youngest pro
skater at age 7 with his own official line of skateboards, t-shirts,
shoes and wheels. He donated the proceeds of his pro-am skateboard
to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He was also an active member of the
Gulf Coast area skating community and a TV advocate for blood donation.
His three-year battle with leukemia came to an end September 23,
2008, but his courageous spirit lives on in his friends and fellow
Siljeg won the competition, Kevin Kowalski placed second, Bucky
Lasek placed third, and Steve Pineiro placed 4th in the pro skate
Houston and all involved for giving back!!!!!!!!!!!