Damn Am at 3rd Lair Moves Forward as Scheduled Despite Lack of Headline Sponsor

I came across an interesting post from Rob at Skatepark of Tampa regarding the upcoming, and well-known, Damn Am Skate Contest taking place at 3rd Lair in about two weeks. Interestingly enough, there is no headline sponsor for the event and 3rd Lair and Skatepark of Tampa (SPOT) will front the bills themselves to keep the long-standing event tradition alive. We all know how expensive these type of contests can cost and while I don’t claim to know why none of the skate companies are sponsoring this event, it is pretty shocking that no one stepped up to the plate and pretty commendable that a retailer and skate park owner will take over the financial responsibility. I should mention for the sake of being fair, that Rob does thank a couple of companies that provided prizes and “other support” including Transworld, Red Bull, Zumiez, Arnette, Independent, Mob, Dean Guitars and Bones. The Damn Am contest has previously been sponsored by DC and...