BALANGA CITY – More than 150 youngsters, some of them teenaged girls, joined on Saturday the yearly celebration of Go Skateboarding Day here.
The participants coming from 11 towns and one city in Bataan passed the St. Joseph Cathedral and the commercial district of the component city on the way to the skating rink in Dona Francisca.
Margin Ryan Makov, president of Bataan Skateboarders, said the celebration is on its 5th year, noting that their number increases every year.
“We want to unite all skateboarders in the province and at the same time drive them away from illegal drugs and vices,” Makov said. Skateboarding seemed to be not that easy but requires one in the activity to be strong-willed and willing to rise at every fall.
A skateboard is also not that cheap. It costs from P7,000 – P8,000. Pat Salmorin, 25, of Sta. Lucia, Samal, Bataan, is already 10 years in skateboarding. “Madalas pa rin akong bumagsak pero masarap, masaya. Parang malaya ako, may freedom kapag sakay ng aking skateboard,” he said.
Salmorin has already graduated from college and already working but continues with the sports.