By Jonathan McNamara
You won't get let out of school for it and you can forget buying Hallmark cards to mark the occasion, but that didn't stop hundreds of skate boarders from celebrating Go Skateboarding Day on Saturday June 21.
Events were planned all over the country, but in Phoenix, local skate shop Cowtown Skateboards was ground zero for celebrating Go Skateboarding Day. Cowtown's North Phoenix warehouse was jam-packed with skaters rolling down half pipes and ramping over fire hydrants.
"It's our chance to give back," said Cowtown representative Trent Martin. Aside from the event being completely free, Cowtown threw out a ton of free schwag from the warehouse roof at 7:30 including shoes, t-shirts and skate board parts.
Initially, Cowtown dispensed free gear in an Easter egg-inspired event they called The Golden Egg Quest. Over the years it got harder to find good places to hide the eggs so they skipped that aspect this year.
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See images from Go Skate Boarding Day at Cowtown in our slide show.