The Live Like Ralph Weekender, to be held over Saturday 4th September and Sunday 5th September, will celebrate the life of the talented skateboarder and artist Ralph Roberts with skate competitions, art, music and family fun.
The special event is being held across four locations, including Park View 4U, where Ralph first started skating. The Park View 4U family day event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday 4th September and will include skate competitions, skate lessons for children, an exhibition of Ralph’s artwork, together a memorial room paying tribute to Ralph.
The Weekender then continues on Saturday evening at the Plant Skatepark and Dirty Blondes Skate Bar and Nightclub in Blackpool. From 5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Plant Indoor Skatepark off Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool there will be a skate competition, bar and music, while from 8.30 p.m., Dirty Blondes in Back Church Street, Blackpool, will host music and a celebration of Ralph’s life, with food and drink.
The Sunday event at Moor Park Preston will run from noon to 6 p.m. and will include a skate competition, live music, a barbecue and more tributes to Ralph.
Ralph’s parents, Neil and Fiona are hoping the tribute weekend attracts a bumper turnout. Neil said: ‘This weekender is a positive celebration of Ralph’s life and incorporates the themes that were important for him with skate competitions, music and art.’
In Ralph’s memory, the Live Like Ralph aims to help build and repair skate parks, provide skate equipment to underprivileged children, encourage more females to skate with confidence and support creative expression.
You can find more details at www.livelikeralph.com