Life Rolls On Venice Beach

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Life Rolls On today in Venice Beach. Adaptive athletes, families, and hundreds of volunteers will come together for an epic day at the Venice Skate Park.

While all ages and abilities are welcome, and participation is free, registration is closed for those wishing to skate. However, those wanting to catch the action are welcome to come and cheer on the skaters.

Life Rolls on is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. Believing that adaptive surfing and skating can inspire infinite possibilities beyond paralysis.

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Adaptive athletes will put on an awesome display of skating skills at the Venice Skate Park Photo: Steve Christensen Photo

On March 1, 1996, Life Rolls On founder, Jesse Billauer stood with the top 100 junior surfers in the world. Three weeks later, a wave at Zuma Beach rendered him unable to stand again. However, this paralyzing accident would not keep Billauer from surfing. He pioneered adaptive surfing gear, and with the help of the loyal surf community, got back to the big waves he loves. Then he created Life Rolls On, leading the way to freedom beyond paralysis.

They Will Surf Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of 6 LRO 2015 Steve Christensen Photoindividuals throughout the world and has expanded to skate parks across the country under the banner of Life Rolls On.

For an inspring display of skate skills in action head to Venice Beach Skate Park today, Saturday July 16 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

After the event join the after party at Hotel Irwin, 1697 Pacific Ave.  Venice,from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

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