Void Skateboards Andrew Hale Pro Model Deck,Size 8.38 used by Oscar Loreto Jr. at the 2019 Summer XGames

Void Skateboards Andrew Hale Pro Model Deck,Size 8.38 used by Oscar Loreto Jr. at the 2019 Summer XGames

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Void Skateboards Andrew Hale Pro Model Deck,Size 8.38 used by Oscar Loreto Jr. at the 2019 Summer XGames has a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle design on the top surface which is also covered with black grip tape. The bottom surface has a color photograph of Andrew Hale. According to the donor, "This skateboard deck was first skated in the Adaptive Skateboarding debut at the 2019 Summer X Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The shape of the deck assists me in regards to the size of my prosthetic foot so it his secure when skateboarding. The graphic commemorates my adaptive skate brother, Andrew Hale, who in 2014 suffered an accident while training for the Sochi Paralympics on his snowboard. The accident left him paralyzed after he already endured a left leg amputation in 1999. Andrew embodies perseverance, humility, and the endless will to live his best life. It was only fitting that I made his life long dream on being a pro skateboarder and having his picture and name on a skateboard deck. After I skated the X Games I originally donated the deck to the Sheckler Foundation for their silent auction, but upon realizing how historic and sentimental value it held I was able to bid on it and win it back."
Oscar Loreto Jr. was born with a congenital birth defect in which he was missing his left foot and hand and four fingers on his right hand. Adapting quickly to a prosthetic as a child, Loreto created a skate team while in high school and soon became active in the adaptive skateboarding scene. Graduating from Cal State, Long Beach with a degree in filmmaking, Loreto uses these skills to make, edit and produce skate videos. He competes at the X Games and is a strong influence in the skate and the adaptive community. Loreto sits on the Board of Directors at the Sheckler Foundation, a non-profit that assists youth and injured action sports athletes and USA Skateboarding.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
skatedeck
user
Loreto, Jr., Oscar
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
grip tape (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 in; 81.28 cm x 21.59 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
2020.0008.02
accession number
2020.0008
catalog number
2020.0008.02
subject
skateboarding
Professional
Adaptive Sports
Adaptive XGames
Disabilities
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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