Friday, October 03, 2008
A new skater enters the world.
|On Sept. 23, I had the honor of welcoming a future skateboarder into the world – my son, Mateo Dakota Senizergues. Joining us three weeks early at 4:49 a.m., Mateo weighed in at 6.2 pounds and measured 18 inches.
He has already been testing my endurance, keeping me up at night but I love every minute.
As many parents can relate, choosing a name can be quite the debate, and choosing my son’s was no exception. His presence in my life has been a gift I could have never imagined, so I thought it fitting that Mateo, meaning “gift” in Italian and “devoted to God” in Greek, was the perfect fit. Dakota means “friend of everybody” in Sioux and ties in strongly to my passion and respect for the environment.
Even as a new dad, skateboarding is never far from my mind, which is why I wanted to remind everyone to come out this weekend, through Oct. 5, to the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, where etnies will be hosting the annual Goofy vs. Regular Skateboarding Contest.
We will have more than 20,000 spectators watching the contest. And we’ll have a Festival Village, with activities and games. Currently in its fifth year, this is the event where the winner takes all. Right now, it’s all tied up with Regular (left foot forward) and Goofy (right foot forward) going head to head. You don’t want to miss it! For more information please visit gvr.etniesskate.com/event.