Pro Skateboarder DJ Chavez Inspires Youth

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Retired Pro Skateboarder DJ Chavez recently visited Hathaway-Sycamores and inspired the kids and teens present with his personal story, about how skateboarding helped him overcome the challenges of a troubled childhood.

Pro Skateboarder DJ Chavez visits Hathaway-Sycamores

Left to right: Yesenia Ramirez, Nakita Dodd, DJ Chavez, Anny Marr and Cherrie Rodriguez

DJ showed videos of his skating tricks and fielded questions from the youngsters in attendance. He stressed the importance of skateboard safety. Chavez shared how his career didn’t seem like work due to his love for skateboarding and his talent for the sport. DJ was happy to raffle off five skateboards from his skateboard shop. DJ is co-owner of Kingswell Skateshop, located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, and is home to an art gallery and tattoo shop. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and young daughter.

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