Skateboarding started in California in the 1950s and rapidly spread throughout the country. The rise of cable television provided more exposure for the sport, giving skateboarders an entirely new audience to wow with their gravity-defying tricks. As people became more familiar with skateboarding, stars like Tony Hawk became global phenoms. Skateboarders are still popular guests for corporate groups, charities, universities, faith-based groups and other organizations looking to connect with a younger generation. Whether it be a motivational or inspirational speaking engagement, virtual meeting, trade show appearance, VIP Meet and greet, product endorsement or other event, the team at Athlete Speakers will work with your group or organization to find the perfect skateboarder.