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Photo Release -- Skateboard's Most Iconic Superstars to Compete in Sonic Generations of Skate at Clash at Clairemont 7 to Benefit Grind for Life on June 1

(May 21, 2013)

SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Clash at Clairemont will return for a seventh year in the fight against cancer on June 1 from 11 a.m – 5 p.m. at the Mission Valley YMCA Skatepark in San Diego. The event will showcase skateboarding's most recognizable faces, including Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald, Bucky Lasek, Pierre Luc Gagnon and many others, as well as musical performances from the legendary Mix Master Mike. All proceeds from the event will benefit Grind For Life, a non-profit dedicated to assisting those affected by cancer with financial assistance and education in cancer survival and recovery.

Sonic Generations of Skate
Triple threat - Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald and Mitchie Brusco thrown down triple 540s at Clash at Clairemont 6 in 2012. Credit: Neftalie Williams

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New to this year's "Clash" is the addition of Sonic Generations of Skate, a unique team competition that pays homage to three generations of vert skating. Each team of elite pros consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), one 30-something skater (second generation) and one teen to 20-something skater (third generation) competing against other teams with the same mix.

The contest consists of four different competitions where each pro battles for team points against skaters from their own generation. The contests include individual runs, high air, best trick and team doubles. The biggest names in skateboarding from the past and present will be participating, including:

First Generation: Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Kevin Staab and Sergie Ventura

Second Generation: Andy Macdonald, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Bucky Lasek and Lincoln Ueda

Third Generation: Adam Taylor, Elliot Sloan, Paul-Luc Ronchetti and Mitchie Brusco

"The Sonic Generations of Skate format is really fun and gives everyone something to cheer for," said Andy Macdonald, 23-time X Games medalist who is one of just four skaters to have competed at every X Games. "It's a great addition to the Clash and should really help generate incremental awareness and financial support for Grind for Life."

"ASA is always trying to develop events with unique formats and fresh concepts that bring something new to the table— both for the skaters and the fans," said Rick Bratman, CEO, ASA Entertainment, owner and production company behind the Sonic Generations of Skate. "We are really proud to partner with SEGA and the Clash at Clairemont to help raise money for such an amazing cause."

Clash 7 is honored to have event partners and sponsors: SEGA, Sonic Lost World, GoPro,, Mission Valley YMCA and Grind for Life. The event will once again offer fans an action-packed partner village filled with interactive booths, autograph signings and food vendors. High-profile exhibitions by top skateboard and BMX pros will go on throughout the day on the street course, in the bowl and on the largest outdoor half-pipe on the west coast. Some of the BMX royalty participating includes Simon Tabron, Gary Young, Ryan Guettler and more.

The event will also feature musical performances by Three Wheels Out, P.O.D. and the legendary Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys on the 91X music stage.

Tickets for Clash 7 can be purchased for a minimum $10 donation at the door. For more information, visit

Sonic Generations of Skate will air nationally on FOX Sports Net (FSN) beginning on November 29 at 5 p.m. and 11p.m. Check local listings for air times and updated information. For more detailed information on the Sonic Generations of Skate and media credentials, visit

CONTACT: Media Contact:
Crystal Yang
Make Waves Communications

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