IASC has partnered with Surf Expo to launch a donation drive contest at their September show. Surf Expo attendees have a great opportunity to help at-risk youth while clearing their shelves of used or excess skate decks, wheels and trucks.
The mechanics are simple: bring your functional used or excess product to the IASC booth at Surf Expo and Just One Board will assemble and distribute it to at-risk youth around the country with the help of skate shops and youth organizations.
As an incentive, IASC has secured $1,000 MSRP worth of current and first-quality product from IASC Member companies as prizes for the Just One Board contest at Surf Expo. A first-place prize of $500 worth of product will be given for the most trucks donated. A second-place prize of $300 worth of product will be for the most wheels and bearings donated. Finally, third place ($200) will be given to the shop donating the most decks.
According to Surf Expo brand manager Sean O'Brien, "Surf Expo is happy to participate in this program, which ultimately helps grow the entire market. We encourage all our retailers to collect used skate gear from their customers and then bring those donation with them to Surf Expo where it will be given new life through the Just One Board program."
Surf Expo will not only serve as a point for the collection of skate gear, but will also facilitate the shipping of donated product back to the IASC offices where it will be refurbished and then distributed. Components can be used, but need to be in functional condition. Wheels need to be zip-tied in sets of four and trucks in sets of two.
IASC will also be signing up shops to participate in the Just One Board program year-round by providing collection bins developed in conjunction with I Ride I Recycle. Now all used equipment and even broken skateboards can have a second life. We hope to see you in Orlando!