S.K.A.T.E. at the Crux 

Saturday, Jan. 25

You love skateboarding and it always loves you back. Nevermind the broken bones, chipped teeth and lost layers of skin, you can't get enough of dropping in on the halfpipe and feeling the wind run through your hair. Skateboarding is a unique sport for unique individuals and The Crux wants to see what you've got. Head there Saturday evening for a game of S.K.A.T.E. Similar to H.O.R.S.E. (as played with a basketball), skaters must match tricks in order to advance to the next round. $5 gets you registered at the door and 16 lucky boarders will be drawn at random to participate in the game. There will also be a raffle for skate gear and tickets can be purchased individually for $1 or six for $5. All proceeds benefit pushdocumentary.com, the brainchild of Boise's own TJ Hughes. Hughes raises funds to collect skate gear for at-risk youth in Ecuador and will be delivering the goods in hopes of introducing them to the sport to enrich their lives and make the world a better place. The next time someone accosts you from the rocking chair on their front porch and calls you a hooligan, take a deep breath, skate on and accept the fact that you're the cat's pajamas and that's just how it is.

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