Professional skateboarder, Ryan Sheckler, is competeing in the "Pepsi Refresh Project," where he is trying to win $250,000 to help fund the Sheckler Foundation. Vote for his project here - once a day, every day, until April 30.
Per the Sheckler Foundations website:
“The Sheckler Foundation was founded as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. It is his ultimate desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children. It is also his desire to support and fund programs that help injured action sports athletes. To achieve these goals, Ryan will use his influence to raise capital. The money raised will be used to fund medical research that focuses on curing childhood disease, spinal cord injuries and enrichment programs for children in underprivileged communities.
The Sheckler Foundation was created to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need focusing on pediatric causes and serious illness, Action Sports athletes with severe injuries, and developing communities.”
Sheckler is a top skateboarder who came to the forefront after joining the California Amateur Skateboarding League (CASL) and eventually winning the CASL state championship.
Sheckler went pro in 2003 after winning in the X Games, Gravity Games, Vans Triple Crown and Slam City Jam. Then 2004, he was named the World Cup of Skate Boarding’s National Street Champion, then again in 2005. That year he also won the title of AST Dew Tour Athlete of the Year, and has continued to have similar success since then.
Sheckler also won the Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete on Saturday, March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.