19/10/2009 | by Anna Langer
When: September 26th & 27th , 2009
Where: Scotts Valley, CA
Ten years after the tragic loss of a great friend and highly respected skateboarder, Sessions is holding the 11th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest. Sessions team rider, Tim, was always true to his roots as a skateboarder and possessed a positive attitude that did nothing less than inspire friends, family, and the community around him. Tim’s untimely passing in 1999 at the age of 25 (read more about him on timbrauch.com), led Sessions to create the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund, which donates 100% of the funds towards skateboard park development and scholarships.
Tim always believed in good values and clearly recognized how important the youth of skateboarding was. Whether traveling to far away countries or hitting up a local spot in San Jose (his hometown), he would always take the time to teach the kids how to skate and make sure they were having a great time. “Skateboarding was something that brought Tim that youthful feeling every time he hopped on a board and it most definitely showed up in his style. Fun is the name of the game in skateboarding and Tim was out to prove it. “ – Scotty Greathouse
One donation made from the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund went to create the Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park in Scotts Valley, CA, which continues to host the street portion of the contest. The street contest is great competition for kids of all ages and is divided into Groms (12 & under) and Am Divisions. This year’s street contest will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 beginning at 10:00AM. Sessions will be raffling off great prizes from Skullcandy, Dakine, Bones Wheels, etc and DJ DFunkt will be mixing it up all day.
The 11th Annual Bowl Contest which can now claim the title of the “Longest Running Bowl Event” is hosted by the World Cup of Skateboarding and will be held at the year old Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park in San Jose, CA on Sunday, September 27, 2009. The Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park opened early in 2008 as the largest skate park in California at 68,000 square feet. The park also features the world’s longest full pipe, tallest vert wall, and largest cradle. We expect the turn out in 2009 to grow from previous years and continue to help push the future of youth skateboarding among communities. This year the contest will take on a more festival feel in the celebration of Tim as we will be having local artists display their work at the contest with live art shows. This year we are also excited to announce that 5 bands (all featured in the Tim Brauch Documentary “Supercharged”) will be playing live at the Bowl Contest; the bands include No Use For A Name, Clay Wheels, Whiskey Sunday, Shitkickers, and Street Core. The contest After Party will be held at Wahoo’s Fish Taco’s in Cupertino on Sunday, September 27th at 7:30PM with a live performance from RS2 Solid Sound.
In addition, 2 daily raffles will take place giving away great products from our participating sponsors. Food and drinks will also be sold to competitors and observers. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
We bring you the 11th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest to re-live the positive aspects of skateboarding that Tim brought to the table, while also incorporating art and music, two things that were equally important in his life. Tim would have loved to be here for this event and will forever be remembered as a legend in the game.
Supercharged, a documentary about Tim Brauch, will premier on September 26th, 2009 at Camera 12 Cinema in San Jose, CA. It will be showing at 7 and 9PM. The film will also be showing at San Francisco Victoria Theater on October 1st at 7:30. The last stop of premiers will be showing at the Santa Cruz Rio Theatre on October 15th at 8PM. Tickets are available online and also at the box office on the night of the show.
To register in the Street or Bowl Contest email: firstname.lastname@example.org