By Adam Madison
Triplicate staff writer
The Stuck in Crescent City skateboard association is rolling forward, adding more events for local skateboarders and providing more opportunities for younger kids.
The skateboard association's "2007 Skate Jam", which was held on June 30 at the Crescent City Skatepark, turned out to be a "great success," SICC association director Kim Yost said.
More thsn 60 kids entered the competition and more than 90 people showed up to view the event.
Due to the success of this year's jam, Yost and the SICC association have planned another Skate Jam for October 13.
Yost said the group's "next move is to get formal year-round insurance."
Year-round insurance would enable the SICC association to put on Skate Jams at any time during the year. According to Yost, the most difficult task is getting insurance for the events.
A year-round policy would take care of any event throughout the year.
On August 18, a "Recruitment Day," is planned to be held at the skatepark.
"The team is looking for two new members," Yost said. "We want to bring in a really little kid and someone else in between... Later on we want to go on road trips to bring our skaters to other competitions,"
Currently, the SICC association members meet once a week to discuss upcoming events and issues. Raffle tickets will be sold for a raffle held at the October 13 jam.
The SICC association is also organizing an event called "Board For Kids," where donated skate equipment will be given to under-privileged kids. No date has been set for the event.
SICC association committee member Jon DeShon said having the association and skateboarding in town provides a vital, positive outlet for the youth of the area.
"It's all about these kids to have a group to belong to," he said.
"I think that skateboarding is all about fun, not about getting stuff," said Eric Carrizales 12, about why he chose to be part of the SICC team.
For the June 30 Skate Jam, local community groups came together to sponsor and donate for the event.
The Tobacco Education and Prevention Technical Support Center, Northern California Indian Development Center, and The Elk Valley and Smith River Rancheria helped out by donating money and equipment for the event.