Saturday, August 28, 2010

Clay Hopkins

I just want to again say thank you to everyone who showed their support for The Hopkins family during this past week. The family set up a memorial fund that will be used to buy skateboards and protective gear for inner city youth. For more information visit SkateLife Memphis's website, or to donate click here. We lost a great man who touched many people in this city. I've never met anyone who could light up the room and brighten everyone's day in just a few moments. If you spent 5 minutes with him, you were his friend and he was yours. He lived life to the absolute fullest. He loved life and i know that he would want everyone to remember to do the same every day. I love you Clay and there isn't going to be a day that goes by that I won't think about you. - Christian

P.S. I will put a page on the right side of this blog that will have the link the donation site. it will remain there constantly

Thursday, August 26, 2010

there will be a memorial service for Clay at Advent pres. church in Cordova on Friday at 4pm

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A website is under construction for a fund in Clay's memory. the fund is to help promote skate safety. more information will be posted as soon as I get it. - Christian

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I just want to thank everyone for their support during this time, the family needs it. I will post any information about a memorial fund as soon as i get it. - Christian Westphal

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

these guys rule

I don't know what any number of skaters in Memphis would do without Terry Kerr and Mike Lasiter. Working hard to keep the Memphis scene from losing a pulse

Terry from 901 Productions on Vimeo.


another wednesday Terrytopia night is upon us. you should make it out.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Memphis's first Skatepark

We are finally getting our skatepark. Mayor A.C. Wharton announced yesterday that Memphis will have its first skatepark at Tobey Park and it will be built by Wormhoudt, Inc. ( the guys who built Louisville ). So, its super rad that they chose Tobey because that was the first choice for most everyone on where to put the park. It was everyone's favorite, anyway, but it was stated about a year ago that it wasn't in the cards. I don't know what happened between now and then and i really don't care because that is the prime location for a Memphis city skatepark; centrally located in Midtown, plenty of facilities around, and I live right down the street. The only snag to this happy ending is that it won't be completed until September 2011. One more year. But, it is happening and it is happening in the best location. So, thanks A.C.. For the Commercial Appeal's story click here. Also, thanks to Skatelife for bringing us together to push for this park, and thanks to anyone in Memphis who supported this park, skater or not. Hope to see you out there opening day