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June 11th, 2018 - Wee Care Center
I had a great time speaking to the children at Wee Care Center today. Nothing beats inspiring hope into young minds. They were such a great group full of enthusiasm and interest in my program. Thanks Jill Woods for making it all happen.
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June 6th, 2018 - Dream Wakers
Had a great time today speaking to Ms. Medukas' 4 & 5th graders at Scott County Schools in Virginia.It was their last day of school and it was an honor to speak to them. Special thanks to DreamWakers and Athletes for Hope for setting this all up. Busy June ahead, stay tuned!
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May 22nd, 2018 - Guys With Ties
Today I was the featured speaker at the "Guys with Ties" final event for Plain Local Schools and Marlington Local Schools at Middlebranch Elementary. It really was a super special group. The Guys With Ties program is for 3rd through 5th grade boys. Lessons are taught in everything from giving a proper handshake, setting goals, respecting others, and so much more. Their motto is Look good, Feel good, and Do good. What a great program to help these young men turned into young gentlemen. Many thanks to Kent Hamilton for reaching out to have me come speak and be a part of this special event.
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May 20th, 2018 - Mt. Vernon 16:15 Skate Competition
On the road. Had an amazing day at the Mt. Vernon skate competition with 16:15. Thanks to all the great skaters who came out for this event. We dodged the rain but pulled through with a full day of skating, great vibes, and great people. After the comp we all headed to the 16:15 headquarters and indoor skatepark for an unforgettable skate session. Thank you Robbie for the hospitality, food, and putting on an awesome event. June's a busy month with loads of event ahead, stay tuned.l
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May 9th, 2018 - Filming Movie
Will announce movie details soon. It will be in theaters nationwide in 2019. It's staring KJ Apa (Riverdale) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters). Still more filming days to go. Today I was on the set for 11 hours. This is an exciting project to be a part of. Stay tuned!
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April 23rd, 2018 - Landwave Poster & Update
Stoked to be working with my new ramp sponsor Landwave as seen on Fuel TV. Lots ahead stay tuned! Love working with these great people and a great product.
Click here to view the new promotional video.
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March 31st, 2018 - Zumba Fundraiser for the CAC
Had a wonderful time today doing two hours of Zumba for a great cause.
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March 2nd, 2018 - Ohio State History Museum
What a truly special afternoon. I had a film crew interview me about my life and my career. I will be part of the Ohio State History museum's exhibit about professional athletes. I had no idea of the size of this project. There will be a 15ft high photo of me with objects from my career and a flat screen playing my interview. I'm beyond honored to be a part of this.
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February 22nd, 2018 - Dover Public Library
Tonight was a really special evening at the Dover Public Library. Thanks so much to all those who attended and traveled so far to get there!
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February 19th, 2018 - WJER FM Interview
Had a great on-air interview today at WJER 100.9 FM radio promoting my new book and my event at the Dover Public Library this Thursday February 22nd at 6:30pm. It's gonna be a great time. Open to all ages. Hope to see you there!
Click here for more information.
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January 22nd, 2018 - Landwave Pro Rider
Welcome to 2018! It's been an exciting time. I've be traveling a great deal. While at the Landwave headquarters seeing framed posters of myself in the hallway and offices, lots of love. Excited to start this new sponsorship partnership as a pro rider for the company. Lots of events and happenings to be announced soon!
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December 16th, 2017 - Christmas Preschoolers
Had a great time today reading my Christmas book to some very special preschoolers.This holiday season has been great! It's a time to reflect and a time to move forward. 2017 was a great year filled with events and purpose. Looking forward to new opportunities and adventures in 2018.
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December 7th, 2017 - A Christmas Reading
Had a great time doing my Christmas program at the Wayne County Public Library tonight! Thanks everyone for coming out and joining in the fun. Lots going on this holiday season. If you haven't checked out my Christmas book 'The Skater's Night Before Christmas'
Click here to order. Stay tuned for updates. 2018 will be a great year!
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October 23rd, 2017 - Avondale School Athletes For Hope
Had a great time today speaking to the students at Avondale Elementary! They were a great energetic group. Many thanks to principal Milford, PE teacher Kent Hamilton and Athletes for Hope for making this happen.
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October 19th, 2017 - Clevnet Film Shoot

Clevnet and the Wayne County Public Library filmed me yesterday to be part of a video promoting the importance of libraries in communities. I've been staying busy with a lot of new projects and events ahead. Stay tuned!
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October 3rd, 2017 - Historical Society

The Historical Society contacted me about having some items of mine from my career for their permanent collection. Today I got to drop off the items and have a private tour. I'm so honored to be a part of this. I remember going on a field trip in grade school to visit the Historical Society. I never imagined I would end up in their permanent collection. Many warm thanks to David Broehl with the Historical Society.
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September 30th, 2017 - Dream Big at North Lake

Had such a great time today speaking at North Lake. Thanks to the Richland Outreach Center for all your help. Special thanks to Robbie and crew with 16:15 Skate. Thanks to Jack Browning and the Kidz Roc youth group. It was awesome to speak to so many different ages and walks of life. There was a special energy in the air. All positive vibes. Everyone left with a smile on their face, including me. Days like today are a reminder of why I do what I do. Reaching others, inspiring, and planting seeds of hope and optimism.
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September 27th, 2017 - Athletes For Active Communities Week
Had a blast today speaking to the kids at Melrose Elementary. As a member of Athletes For Hope I'm joining their efforts for Athletes for Active Communities week. This is a joint initiative between Athletes for Hope, Marathon Kids, and Active Schools to help children become more physically active. Lots of upcoming events, stay tuned!
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July 23rd, 2017 - Richland Outreach Center
Had a great impactful event at the Richland Outreach Center yesterday. What an amazing group of people. Special thanks to Kidz Roc, Robbie Bonar, Jack Browning, and everyone at the Richland Outreach Center for making this all happen. This was a special afternoon I will never forget.
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June 24th, 2017 - Cardington Street Festival
Had an amazing weekend on the road. Just today I skated four different skateparks. The Cardington Street Festival was a blast. It was a long hot day of skating and meeting lots of different people. I even got to do some street juggling and demos with bmx rider and juggler Wes Bourne. Many more events ahead, stay tuned!
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June 21st, 2017 - National Go Skateboarding Day
Go Skateboarding Day was awesome today in my hometown of Wooster. Skated non-stop from 12-9pm with great vibes and great people. I was glad I chose to spend the day in the town I began skating in back in 1986.
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June 15th, 2017 - Wayne County Public Library
What a great evening speaking at the Wayne County Public Liibrary. I was welcomed with open arms to an electric audience of all ages. Thanks to all the people that drove so far to hear me speak. Looking forward to summer 2017. Until next time!
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June 1st, 2017 - Historical Society
Just found out today that one of my pro model skateboards and two of my books will be part of the Historical Society's permanent collection. It's gonna be a great summer of events, stoked.
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May 23rd, 2017 - Visiting The Tomorrow Center School
I had a great time speaking to the students of the Tomorrow Center. It was their last day of school and I was stoked to send them off to summer with my program. They were so receptive and energetic towards me. Thanks to the faculty and students for making this such a memorable time. Lots of events lined up for this summer! Stay tuned.
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May 19th, 2017 - Speaking at the Village Network
Had an amazing time speaking to the receptive audience today at the Village Network. Many thanks to everyone and the faculty for making it such a great visit.
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May 14th, 2017 - New Boombox Pro Model
Stoked to announce my 15 pro model will be released this month with Outbreak Boards. I've been busy as can be skating and doing speaking events. My new book Speedy Entry has been reaching a lot of people and I'm beyond thrilled about this. Stay tuned for more news on upcoming spring and summer events. Lots ahead!
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April 9th, 2017 - 27 Years Ago Today
Today I honor my mother's memory. 27 years ago today she passed away. This photo was taken today. The sun is shinning with a hidden cloud above. I'm skating for her on this day. Skateboarding was there for me back then and is still here for me today. The medallion graphic on my skateboard is a photo of the actual medallion necklace my mother used to wear throughout her life. My father gave it to her as a gift many years ago. God I miss her. I'm fully alive and live life to the fullest to honor her. I keep her spirit alive through everything that i do.
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April 2nd, 2017 - Shelby Dream Big
What an amazing evening speaking in Shelby. Thanks to everyone who came to the event. Was stoked how far some people traveled to see my program. Thanks to Connie and everyone at the Church of the Nazarene for setting this all up.Many more event ahead stay tuned!
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March 21st, 2017 - Waynce County Schools Career Center
Had a great time speaking to the students of the Wayne County Schools Career Center. Spoke to to two large assertive groups. Thank you Lexi Hartman and the faculty of WCSCC for setting it all up! Had a great book signing last weekend at the Student Parent Teacher's Association event. Lots of speaking engagements and events ahead stay tuned!
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February 16th, 2017 - New Book Speedy Entry On Sale Now!
Speedy Entry - Advice for the rebel with a cause teenager. New Book Available Now! Click here to order direct. Doug Brown used to get detentions as a teenager for skateboarding in school. Now he's asked to skateboard and speak in schools. This professional athlete, author, and motivational speaker tugs at heart strings with advice for the struggling adolescent. Not far removed from those years, Brown relates his own life experiences with powerful words of wisdom.
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January 28th, 2017 - CAC Zumba Fundraiser
Had an amazing Zumba fundraiser for the CAC. Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting this cause! Special thanks to Deb Galaz and all the instructors for their time!
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December 16th, 2016 - STEAMM Academy Hartford Middle School
I can't say enough great things about the STEAMM Academy that I spoke to today. It was a long drive and an early 8am speaking engagement with the students but it was well worth it. They were such a great energetic group and receptive to my program. Many thanks to Bernie Caldwell and the staff at Hartford middle school for everything. It's visits like this that are a constant reminder of why I do what I do.
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December 15th, 2016 - Wooster Library Christmas Reading Program
Had a great time at the Christmas reading tonight! Thank you to everyone who came out to join in the fun. It was great to see so many smiling faces. It was a wonderful evening. Tomorrow morning I will be speaking to the students of STEAMM Academy with my Dream Big program.
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December 7th, 2016 - Christmas in Cardington and Book Signing
Just got home from an amazing evening at the Christmas in Cardington event. Thanks to everyone who came out to the library book signing! Was great to see so many happy faces with so much Christmas in the air. Was great traveling on the snowy roads to Cardington for the book signing at the library. I passed through the neighboring town of Mt.Gilead where my parents grew up and fell in love. The warm sentimental memories and feelings I had while visiting there filled me up with joy. I also visited my mother's grave in that town. A lot of what I do is to honor my mother's memory and to keep her spirit alive. Today was a special day for many reasons.
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November 29th, 2016 - STEAMM Academy at First Glance Skatepark
Had a great time today with the students of STEAMM Academy at First Glance Skatepark. Their class project was to build their own skateboards and learn the physics behind skateboarding. As a reward in completing the class project their teacher loaded them up in a bus and had me join them in a great skate session. Next week I will be speaking to the whole student body as an assembly with my Dream Big program. Many thanks to coach Caldwell and all his students, and everyone at First Glance. - Doug
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October 20th, 2016 - Lady Mustang Soccer Academy
I had an amazing time speaking to the Lady Mustang Soccer Academy today. What a great group! Many thanks to coach Felton and coach Church for setting it up. Wishing them all the best this season. - Doug
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October 8th, 2016 - Rotary Club Speaking and More.
I had a wonderful time speaking to the Rotary Club. It was an honor to speak to so many of the community's business and professional men and women. Summer 2016 was amazing! So many great events and travel. Spoke to lots of Boy's & Girls Clubs past month along with a book signing and some children's hospital visits. I was stoked to go the premiere of Ron Howard's Beatles Documentary Eight Days a Week. I'm still skating strong all the time. Lots ahead, stay tuned! - Doug
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July 26th, 2016 - Akron Children's Hospital Visit
Today I went to Akron Children's Hospital to visit a very special young man named Zeke. Less than a week ago he was in an awful skateboard accident. Today I was able to hopefully bring some encouragement and smiles into his day. His mother and aunt made the surprise visit happen. I'm always grateful to do visits like this. I assured Zeke and his family that I will always be there for them if they need me. I assured him that adversity and these hard times will only make him stronger and to not let this accident define who he is and will become. My dad was a doctor, my mom was a nurse, my brother is a doctor. I was the black sheep till I figured out being a pro skater gave me a microphone to reach others. I wasn't just speaking at schools, libraries, and detention centers. I was entering hospitals because of my skateboard. So now after years of doing these hospital visits my family apple hasn't fallen so far from the tree. Getting a smile and thumbs up from Zeke made the trip today worth while.
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July 21st, 2016 - Zumba with ESPN Paula
Another packed day. Tonight I made an appearance at the Z Factory Zumba dance studio with Paula Jacobs instructor for ESPN. Paula and her crew took me out to dinner after Zumba in downtown Southington. Was the best way to end today, many thanks. I'm back in my hotel for a good nights rest. Many thanks to Janet from Play it Again Sports for making this weeks adventure happen!
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July 20th, 2016 - Waterbury Boys & Girls Club, Children's Hospital Visit, In-Store Signing
Today started with speaking at the Waterbury's Boys & Girls Club. What a great group! I had spoke here a few times before and each time the groups get bigger. After my speech and autographs it was straight to St. Mary's Children's Hospital to bring some smiles to some very special kids. Janet from Play it Again Sports and I share a common passion of making a difference in the life of a child. One young man in particular we saw named David plays wheelchair basketball and wants to be a motivational speaker. His family was so appreciative of our visit. Many thanks to everyone at CCMC for letting us come and bring some smiles to those in need. After the events today it was perfect to finish the evening off at Southington's Play it Again Sports in-store signing. Many thanks to everyone that traveled near and far to meet me. Made a lot of new friends and fans. After the signing we all headed to Dominoes in Southington. Janet had all her employees join us for a fun celebratory VIP dinner. The managers had a table just for us including a nice welcome message for us on their wall. I'm now back at the hotel for a nice workout then off to bed.
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July 19th, 2016 - Taft Summer Enrichment Academy
Last night I flew from Cleveland airport to Hartford Connecticut to meet Janet from Play it Again Sports for some great events. Checked into my hotel suite and it was lights out. After waking up and free breakfast I was picked up at the hotel from the PIAS crew and headed to speak to the students of Taft boarding school summer program in Watertown Connecticut. What a great group! The kids were so receptive and tuned into my program. This place has a remarkable campus. They treated myself and the PIAS crew to a nice lunch. Many thanks to Janet and everyone at Taft for having me come speak. Back to the hotel then dinner with the crew. Tomorrow I'll be speaking to a Boys & Girls Club then visiting the Connecticut Children's hospital. Till then!
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July 16th, 2016 - Day of Hope Walk 2016
I had an amazing day speaking at the Day of Hope Walk 2016! So many amazing people, teams, friends, fans, and positive energy. Many thanks to Hope For This Step for putting this all together! Stepping together through suicide, & overdose awareness, and prevention. Ending the event with everyone lifting up balloons at the top of the hill, amazing. Each balloon had something written on it to honor those who are no longer with us. I was very honored to be able to come speak today. Many thanks.
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July 14th, 2016 - Knights Field YMCA Summer Camp
Had a great time doing my Dream Big presentation to the YMCA campers today! What a great receptive group! Summer is in full swing! So many events ahead, stay tuned! Doug
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July 13th, 2016 - The Spot YMCA Summer Camp
Lots of smiling faces at today's speaking engagement at The Spot YMCA summer camp. I had my 43rd birthday a few days ago. Hard to believe. I feel great! This summer marks my 15th year as a professional skateboarder. I never thought I would be where I am today. Never let anyone take away that dream from you. Chase your dream for the right reasons. Believe me, the true paycheck in life has nothing to do with dollars, fame, or status. In life pay it forward, give back, reach out, care, and make a difference.
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June 28th, 2016 - Cardington Street Fair
Had such a great time at the Cardington Street Fair last weekend. Thanks to all the people and skaters that came to join in the fun. Cardington is a town that is close to Mt. Gilead where my parents fell in love and grew up. It's always magical to go back and revisit. I've been invited back to Cardington for over ten years now to this event. The people in the community are awesome. To have the mayor of Mt.Gilead and Cardington and the chief of police come up to me and shake my hand and thank me for coming to town and working with all the kids, awesome. There is something special in the air there. Till next time! Doug
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June 9th, 2016 - Boys and Girls Club
What a fantastic day speaking to the Boys and Girls Club! Summer is off to a great start with loads of speaking events ahead. Of all the organizations I work with the Boys and Girls Club of America has given me the most opportunities to speak and reach out to the youth across the nation. Feeling grateful.
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