If you’re looking for an event that you can attend with your teens, Decatur’s SkaterAid is it! SkaterAid is the legacy of Ian Wochatz, a 15-year-old Decatur teen and avid skateboarder who died of brain cancer in 2005.
A celebration of youth, SkaterAid features live performances by bands from local high schools, kid-friendly food including burgers and fries, a scavenger hunt and of course, skateboarding. Local artists are encouraged to submit artwork made from skateboard decks for a silent auction. Artwork that has already been submitted is currently on display at Brick Store Pub in Decatur.
Proceeds from the festival are donated to a variety of organizations that support families affected by pediatric cancer like Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, the RET Foundation and the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.
From the SkaterAid website (http://www.skateraid.net): “Whether flying through the air on a board, playing music, or hanging out with friends, you’re only 15 once in your life, so….skate on. And shred for Ian.”
Show your support and spend some quality time with the kids on Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 109 New Street in Decatur, GA. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for Students.