Fresno Unified holds first skateboarding competition in Northwest Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno Unified held its inaugural skateboarding competition on Saturday at Lions Skate Park.

Organizers invited 17 middle schools and 10 high schools in the district to form teams and come out to show their skills. Prizes were awarded to the top individuals and groups.

This event is considered the first step toward developing school-based competitive skateboarding clubs. Participants would have to meet the same academic and behavioral requirements as other student athletes in the district.

"Getting these kids recognized for their grades first of all, and second of all, for what they do in their sport is an excellent first step," said Grant Pullen, teacher and event organizer.

Organizers say students who are interested in forming skate clubs at their schools should speak with their teachers or administrators.
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