It’s that time of year here in Ann Arbor, plans for the 3rd Annual Dave Tuck Skate Jam are in swing, and they are hoping that you will be able to support this year’s event which will be held on Saturday, June 11th, at Ann Arbor Skatepark.
With the help of generous support in past years, the Dave Tuck Skate Jam has raised over $7000.00 for Grind For Life and Strap In For Life, two non-profit organizations which support skateboarders and snowboarders and their families who have been impacted by cancer. Again this year, 100% of proceeds from this year’s event will go directly to Grind For Life and Strap In For Life.
Dave Tuck was born on August 1, 1969, and grew up in Ann Arbor MI. Dave was integral to the creation of the first Ann Arbor city owned skate spot, the ‘City Ramp’ at Vets Park. He represented Ann Arbor, and his adopted home in Colorado, throughout the National and International skateboard and snowboard scenes and industries, earning love and admiration everywhere he went.
In the battle with pancreatic cancer that finally took his life on July 20, 2013, Dave was an example to everyone around him of what a life worth living is all about. He was brave, honest, loving, dedicated to his wife, children, and friends, and to doing what he loved to do the most, until the very end