On October 14, 2015 Ryan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation invited round 5 BE THE CHANGE recipient Gamerosity to meet with us at Ryan's private skatepark. Gamerosity founder Manny Munoz joined us along with his family and Gamerosity "Heroes" Christine Ianev, Morgan Buffaloe and Matthew Cecena. We were excited to have SF SkateBOARD Member Fabrizio Santos, professional skateboarder Kelvin Hoefler and loyal SF supporter Chronic Taco join us in hosting our guests. It was an incredible time that all of us will cherish as we made some special memories and new friendships.
"Everything Gamerosity does is centered around empowering children and letting them know how special they are. It's what drives Gamerosity to be something special for children with cancer. We want every child in that hospital bed to know that, even in their tough days, they're valued, thought of, and loved by a community of compassionate individuals. We want to reconnect children to a childhood that circumstances have robbed. Our mission is to change the treatment experience for children with cancer and this project will help us execute that mission in an immersive way. We want to connect patients and parents to one another through diagnosis, proximity, and age to lift one another up, provide advice, and challenge one another to win each day, together. With this program, we'll provide inclusively, encouragement, and incentives to hospitalized children to live an active, healthy, and nutritional life while in treatment." - Gamerosity Founder Manny Munoz
YOU can join us as we support Gamerosity's efforts to BE THE CHANGE they want to see in the lives of children battling cancer!
Creating awareness, creates CHANGE!
In 2012, we launched our “Be the Change” initiative. This web-based program allows our supporters to nominate the areas where they want to see change occur in the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. Then our entire network can vote for the cause they’d not only like to see win, but will support. We love that our supporters now have a voice and a platform that help guide our fundraising and giving. The Sheckler Foundation will come along side the winner giving them a $10,000 grant and help make their plans a reality!
Our goal through "Be the Change" is to create awareness for all 4 finalists by using our global platform to share their story. The voting and rallying is NOT for the sake of competition. We could choose a "winner" other ways. The voting and rallying is intended to create a ground swell of support for each of our 4 finalists, showing what can happen when we activate our community to get involved with causes that matter.
Stay tuned to enter BE THE CHANGE round 6 coming soon!
The 3 questions often asked to enter BE THE CHANGE:
1. Does the entry have to be an official 501(C)3 Nonprofit?
NO, it does not. As long as your cause is in line with the Sheckler Foundation mission statement supporting pediatric causes, enrichment programs for at risk youth or injured action sports athletes, and meets all the requirements outlined on our website, you may enter.
2. Can I enter a person/individual?
YES! If you know of a child with an illness, injury, special needs who needs some help, tell us their story! If you know of a Professional Actions Sports Athlete who has been injured and needs help, tell us their story! Be sure to have a plan, proposed budget and video to tell their story well. Our website has the information and details on what is required.
3. Do I have to have a video?
YES. A video will help our voters know who they are supporting and why your cause is so important.
Important NEW GUIDELINES and tips before you submit your entry: