From top: "The Ollie City" by Michael Derrig, "Hexed Board" by Charlie McAlister, "Drag" by Briana Jacobs
If our middle schools had offered skateboarding in gym class, maybe we wouldn’t have pretended to be violently ill every Tuesday and Thursday of the week. Pour It Now, a nonprofit skateboard advocacy group, is partnering up with local and international artists to raise funds for a P.E. curriculum at the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science, making it the first South Carolina school to teach skateboarding in P.E. Hosting a deck art show dubbed Sk8 and Cre8, Hope and Union Coffee has teamed with Pour It Now, Continuum Skate Shop, COAST Brewing Co., and Irvin-House Vineyards for a silent auction of one-of-a-kind skateboard decks that have been transformed into amazing and creative works of art by Kevin Taylor, Lisa Shimko, Helen Rice, and more. Snag a sick deck and help fund the Skate Pass curriculum and provide skateboards, pads, and helmets for classes of up to 30 students at the Charter School. Located just skateboarding distance from the Meeting Street location of a future downtown Charleston skate park, the advanced students of the class will have the perfect facility to put their lessons in shredding to use. Roll up on your own board to the free event featuring live music from Indiana Ryan, hors d‘oeuvres, and beer and wine.