CHARLOTTE — A local nonprofit organization held its 10th annual skateboard art show and auction on Saturday to raise money for children with extraordinary medical needs.
Skaters Helping Realize Extraordinary Dreams, or SHRED, had over 200 works of art up for silent auction at HopFly Brewing Company.
Art included hand-painted skateboard decks, canvas art, sculptures, fiber art, photography, and even computer-generated graphic art.
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Since its inception in 2012, SHRED has raised over $100,000 to give directly to families struggling with medical and therapeutic needs.
Victor Werany, Executive Director of SHRED, spoke of one of the children the organization was able to help through the event.
“His name is Luke. Their annual deductible is $10,000, that’s a used car every year, and if we can cut that in half, that’s a relief for the parents. They become better parents for the experience of being sent a few bucks and knowing there’s a community behind them, supporting them for the sole reason that we just want to be a part of their lives,” Werany said.
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