First Annual Banquet Fundraiser – December 9

You are invited to join us on December 9, 2017 for Ramona Skatepark’s first annual Ramona Skatepark Banquet Fundraiser at Salerno Winery, catered by D’Carlos Restaurant. Dessert bar hosted by Seidl’s Party Supplies will feature a variety of desserts and pastries by Packard’s Coffee Shop.

Listen to speakers, Peter Whitley of Tony Hawk Foundation, and Kanten Russell premiere skatepark designer for Stantec, and our own Tracy Engel, Ramona Skatepark Champions President. Eric Vellone of Ramona Town Radio will emcee a live auction of bottles from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Along with the live auctions, silent auctions will feature baskets from local businesses and merchants, including GOLF AND DINNER FOR TWO at Barona Resort & Casinos. Entertainment will feature local singers and songwriters arranged by Gin Boughner.

Peter WhitelyTony Hawk describes Peter Whitley, as, “Peter embodies everything we try to accomplish with our foundation.” Whitley is the former Director and Co-Founder of Skaters For Public Skateparks, as well as the author of the Public Skatepark Development Guide. Tony Hawk Foundation Executive Director, Miki Vuckovich, adds, “Pete literally wrote the book on skatepark development,” and continues by saying, “Bringing his talent and creativity to THF represents a quantum leap forward for skatepark advocacy, in general. Communities fighting for a safe place for their youth to skate now have this tremendous champion working for them, day in and day out.”

Kanten RussellKanten Russell grew up in San Diego, and was a professional skateboarder for 13-years. He is the lead designer for Stantec Construction Action Sports Group. Kanten says of his design ethic, “My goal is to create skate parks that integrate with their surrounding areas. I think that’s what ultimately changes the perception of skateboarding—connecting a unique lifestyle to the community at large.” He designed and built the Lakeside Skatepark, Encinitas Skate Plaza and the community skatepark in Carlsbad – as well as many other world-class skateparks, all over the globe.

Cocktails begin at 6pm, and will feature open Q&A with our featured speakers. Dinner will begin at 7pm. Live and silent auctions will be announced throughout the night.


Tickets are $50 each at the event, or

Purchase tickets in advance for $45 online using your paypal account here:  Buy tickets for Ramona Skatepark Champions

Use your credit card if you find us at the Ramona Christmas Tree Lighting   We will have our square at our booth outside Packard’s Coffee Shop.

Special thanks to “Silver” Sponsors for $250

“Bronze” Sponsors have donated an item for auction: