I love this photo.
It is surreal to walk around and see your name on the backs of complete strangers. There was a design from a company named Volcom that also did a Johnny Skate Jam shirt -- they just keep popping up!
Zane is one of Johnny best friends who decided to help out with the dunk tank. Or at least I hope it was his decision!
Aimee was Johnny's teacher last year and organized the Super JR 'This Is How We Roll' photo shoot at the school this fall.
Mike and Sophie
This Fallen shirt can be ordered online at Zumiez.com, along with the hoodie and shoes.
Sunday afternoon was the Rock The Cradle contest our friend Barry with the help of World Cup Skateboarding organized. All proceeds went to the Johnny Romano Foundation --
Everyone doing a 'shout-out' to Johnny!
A few of the Vert Pros.
Mom and Joey
This was a little boy who met Johnny at a local skatepark. They exchanged phone numbers and have been friends ever since,. Even though they didn't go to the same school, he still followed Johnny's story and when Johnny passed his friend told someone on his school bus and the whole bus started crying.
This was part of the contest -- who can get the highest out of the bowl or cradle. From this photo, you can't see the bottom of the bowl, but trust me -- it's waaay down there. I went to the edge of the bowl before the contest started and felt butterfly's in my tummy.
One of our friends, G.Scott took these photos -- I think they are so awesome with the skyline in the background. Perfect weather too!
Lincoln Ueda popping out of the bowl.
More cool shots of the contest by G. Scott Imaging.
This thing is what they call the 'cradle'. It has height markers at the top of the inside measuring 10 feet+, most guys skate over that too! It's the equalviant of a big wave at Waimea or Pipeline.
After the Rock the Cradle event, there was another fund raiser at the Continental Club. A bunch of really great bands played while the silent auction was happening. Liz won a John Ogilvy painting of a sunset, waves and Johnny's skateboard that reads "Roll Forever".
This little guy won the deck during one of the many raffles that night as well.
Just a cool shot...
A crazy crowd as Sugar Shack played -- oh, wait -- that's us....
More raffle winners.
Stefanie is the drummer of Sugar Shack (she moon-lights during the day as a reading teacher...), not only does she totally rock in her chiffon dress and high top Chuck T's, she also organized the entire evening at the club.
I see crazy people...
Silent Auction items...
A classic car club also showed up at the club. Mint vintage VW's...
Mike's bro-friends -- David, Scott and David.
My coach from the Marathon last year runs marathons like I go on shopping sprees. Holly, her husband Josh, and son Jacob (he's 10 years old!) ran a half marathon in San Antonio. Holly had special team shirts made for her crew of about 10, in memory of Johnny.
Holly and family!
Holly and Jacob also came to the Johnny Romano Skate Jam for Make A Wish.