Come join Active along with Athlete Recovery Fund, World Industries and The Hundreds as we host a benefit, “Support the Recovery” for Mike Franklin.
Mike is recovering from an accident that happened early this year. He is now back on his feet and recently, I seen a clip of him rolling around on a skateboard.
Cruise out to the Red Room in Long Beach come October 1st and join in on the festivities.
And for the youngins’ sorry but this is an 21+ event!
Check out this video from World getting a update from Mike himself!
After a life threatening motorcycle accident and pending medical bills. Active team rider and skatebaording hero, Mike Franklin needed help. Help arrived with a fundraiser/contest at the Santa Clarita Skate Park. Fitting since Mike had spend lots of time helping design that park and many more hours handling big tricks on a regular basis.
Friends, family, industry pulled together and held an sick raffle, contest, bbq and silent auction featuring amazing artwork from such notables as Gonz, Andy Jenkins, Michael Seiben and more! big thanks goes to Craig at Push playing host, Dan Bernadino as the glue, Scotty Hundreds, Charlie Thomas at World Industries, Aaron Cooke at Athlete Recovery Fund and all the sponsors who threw in bigtime. The Hundreds, World Industries, Push Exchange, Jessup and Mouse, Jarritos, Tum Yeto, Mountain Dew, Elm, Active Ride Shop, Kayo Corp, Force Trucks, Krew, Supra, Deluxe, NHS, Skatelab, Skate One, Podium, Street Corner Dist, Blitz, Fuel TV, Primitive and Nike SB. Thanks goes to Elmer for the videographer skills and Lukster on the 7D!! We love you Mike! Six months till shred time!!!
Active rider, my good friend and champion of skateboarding need our prayers and support. He’s currently in ICU in stable, yet critical condition after being involved an accident on his motorcycle in Santa Clarita. His surgeries have been succesful and now we await for him to be brought out of his drug -induced coma. My prayers, hopes, love, resources and brotherhood go out to him in need.
I’m meeting with a bunch of his friends, families and other Team Managers tonight to rally the troops for some fund raising actions to help cover Mike’s medical expenses. We’ll be at the Santa Clarita skatepark tonight at 7:30pm. All are welcome to show their love and support.
Over the years Mike or “Owen” what some affectionately call him, has been an amazing advocate for Active and Skateboarding. He’s skated more demos, helped judged, traveled across country for us and has an Active Icon tattooed of his wrist! Working at our Valencia store and making sure the right kids in the area were getting stoked on life! Winning XGames Gold for Active!! He’s the guy you want as your champion, so passionate and ready to back his friends in time of need.
One of the best times of my life was an Active Hot Dogs and Hessians Skate park tour in Vegas. Wearing rocker outfits on the strip, me wearing my lucha mask everywhere and getting kicked out of the casinos, making scenes. Mike skating in 120 heat like the hero he is and the two of us dancing with all the cougars at the clubs. Ah man, great times!! I love you Mike!! Here’s a quick vid from our Vegas trip. Yeah, that’s Mike holding the Hessians sign, hanging halfway out of our van on the strip!!
World Industries team rider, Mike Franklin, was in a very bad motorcycle accident yesterday near his hometown of Santa Clarita, CA. He’s been in and out of surgeries since the accident and is now in the ICU. We are all hoping for the best. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. If you’re near Santa Clarita today Push Skate Shop is having a Skate Jam and Prayer Circle for him at the local park. Please head out to show your respect for a fellow skateboarder.
Big “O” Skate Jam
Santa Clarita Valley Skatepark (on centerpointe)
Meet up 7:30 Prayer Circle 8:00
Mike Franklin and musical guest Cold War Kids
Featured On “The Daily Habit” Monday, January 18, 2010
Airing Monday, January 18 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time (6:00 pm Pacific Time) and telecast three additional times, Mike Franklin and musical guest Cold War Kids will appear on “The Daily Habit.”
Today, World Industries team skater Mike Franklin is here to share some good footage, good stories, and tell us how he’s recovering from the insane injury he suffered on the World Industries skate team tour. Plus, skater Anthony Shetler takes TDH cameras on that tour and shows us how it all went down for Mike and the team. And very special musical guest, Cold War Kids, takes the Stride Soundstage.
Mike Franklin’s sponsors include: World Industries, The Hundreds, Mountain Dew, Skatelab and Active Ride Shop.
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