This past week for Go Skate Day, we played host to artists (Los Angeles River & Olinevod) here at the UNIV HQ. We were stoked to hear that they booked a trip down for the week, to where we caught them for a couple hours to do some of there staple designs/drawings on our UNIV shop decks. In addition, to come together on efforts to support the community we chose to donate HALF of the proceeds to Rollin' From The Hear Foundation.
A little background:
Back in the day we had a grip of team riders who were all out San Diego heads who represented the UNIV brand. In specific, a guy named Ian "poods" Berry was one of them who crushed it on and off the skateboard. After the unfortunate events that lead to his passing, his family and friends took upon themselves to keep his legacy alive through many of different efforts. One of those being Rollin' From The Heart Foundation, which provides mentorship for at-risk and disadvantaged youth by encouraging a more healthy, active and positive lifestyle through skateboarding.
Right up the street from UNIV is the Encinitas Skate Plaza AKA "Poods" Park. A forever staple and stomping ground for us and many locals around. Catch the UNIV team at the park. (UNIV Dawn Patrol at "Poods" Park - Episode 1)
Available here is our UNIV SHOP Decks (Artist Series)