Anyone who is a fan of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" or his original hit MTV show "Rob & Big" (oh, how I miss it!) knows the pro skateboarder is all about having fun, but he does have a serious side. Dyrdek made a pledge to open free, public, and legal skate spots for inner city kids, and so far he's living up to his word.
The 35-year-old unveiled his third "Safe Spot Skate Spot" in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday thanks in part to a $250,000 donation from 7-Eleven. The state-of-the art skate plaza located in North Hollywood Park has a Wild Grinders theme, which is Dyrdek's line of toys based on a young version of Rob and his group of childhood skateboarding pals.
Interestingly enough, since a lot of the North Hollywood kids frequent the 7-Eleven across the street, Dyrdek had the idea to transform it into an urban skate store, which will sell exclusive Wild Grinders merchandise in addition to the usual 7-Eleven stuff like Slurpees. Kinda cool.
After christening the new skating facility, Dyrdek handed out freebies, hung out with fans, and, of course, took the 15,000-square-foot facility for a test drive. Kudos to Rob for turning fantasies into realities!