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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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
June 8th, 2016 - Dream Big Library Event
What a great day! Many thanks to all those who came to my book signing event at the Cardington Library. There were so many electric smiles and positive vibes. There was a sentimental spark in the air with this little town being steps away from Mt. Gilead where my parents fell in love and where all my family roots are based. My great aunt Jeanne made a surprise appearance and it meant a lot to me. After the event the mayor requested to visit with me about updates to their local skatepark then I finished off the day skating with the local skaters. Tomorrow I'm heading back to my hometown to speak to the Boys and Girls Club. No need to unpack the gear! Till next time!
May 23rd, 2016 - Riverview Elementary
I had a great afternoon speaking to the students of Riverview Elementary in Munroe Falls today. What a great group! Many thanks to the Riverview PTA for making it happen. Lots of smiles and inspired kiddos! So much happening this summer with the release of my 5th book and events. Stay tuned! - Doug
May 11th, 2016 - ABC Skateboard Day, New Kids Book!
Adventure from A through Z with a fun optimistic skateboarder. Spend the day learning the alphabet while making good choices along the way. Proud to announce my new children's book ABC Skateboard Day will be in stores next week! This has been a big project of mine I've been working on for sometime now. I did all 26 illustrations and put my heart into this. You can order directly from
www.dougbrownbooks.com All copies from that site will be personally signed. - Doug Brown
April 16th, 2016 - Holly House Fundraiser
Today I will be making an appearance and doing a book signing at the Holly House fundraiser. The Holly House Project is awesome. They help the homeless and provide affordable housing options for families. Stoked to be working with the Wayne Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition. This is the logo I created that they chose to use. Where there are drugs in a community there is human trafficking. This is a huge problem that needs addressed and too many communities are pushing this issue to the side. Stay tuned for more information about Watch and what you can do to get involved. Many thanks to Mary Anne Belanger, The Children's Advocacy Center and One Eighty. - Doug
April 13th, 2016 - Child Abuse Prevention Month
Today I'm skating in blue! Today is WEAR BLUE Day for Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is an annual statewide awareness campaign to encourage Ohioans to wear blue to show support for preventing child abuse and neglect. Please support our voiceless victims by wearing blue! Also had a great time walking in the "Walk for Child Abuse" with Wayne County Children Services and the Wayne County Children's Advocacy Center. We can't forget that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and never forget the small acts that help protect children and strengthen families. We must do all we can to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. - Doug
March 10th, 2016 - Fundraisers and More!
It's been a busy few months. I'm still skating all the time, no slowing down. Excited with the news that Outbreak Boards will be releasing my new pro model this spring in celebration of my four year sponsorship with the company! Very thankful for Matt and all the crew at Outbreak for all their support. I've been doing a lot of different events from partaking in Zumba fundraisers to speaking all over the place, and donating countless items from my career to raise money for several causes. A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit Edgewood middle school. I was there back in 1987-88. Was surreal to walk the halls again. They arranged for me to visit and help out a very special student as an interventionist. Happy to help out West Hill Baptist Church by donating some signed goods for their fundraiser. Many thanks to Jenn Joy for setting it up! It was rewarding doing a book signing with the Student Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser. I proudly continue to wear more hats than just "skateboarder" I'm now a member of the Opiate Task Force and the Circle Coalition. It's been awesome being involved in this type of outreach and I'm thankful my skateboarding career has led me here. - Doug
Deccember 16th, 2015 - A Christmas Reading
What an amazing night. So many thanks to the friends and families that came out to my Christmas Reading. So many hearts filled the room and special moments transpired for me and hopefully my audience. Many thanks to Javin Ware and Carissa Engle for their contributions to the evening. This was a night I will always cherish and remember! - Doug
December 15th, 2015 - Book Reading with the Latchkey Kids
What a great afternoon reading and speaking to the Latchkey Kids and the Giggle Group at Wooster Township school. Things have been very busy with my new children's book The Skater's Night Before Christmas. So much planned for 2016, stay posted! - Doug
December 11th, 2015 - Chirstmas in Cardington
Had an amazing day yesterday at the Christmas in Cardington book signing event! I got to bring my father. What made the visit so special was the neighboring town of Mt. Gilead is where my parents grew up and we got to visit and even stop by my mother's grave. My dad hadn't been back to the area in some time. He ran into a lot of people from his past in Mt. Gilead and even at the book signing. To hear the old stories was heart warming. Was glad to have him beside me on this adventure. Thanks to all the friends and fans that came out and joined me in this special evening I will always remember. - Doug
December 5th, 2015 - Make A Wish Zumbathon
Had an amazing time this afternoon at the Make a Wish Zumbathon. Happy to donate some toys and my new children's book to benefit the Wayne County Children's Services Make a Wish program. - Doug
November 19th, 2015 - Women's Empowerment Gradution Ceremony
I had an amazing afternoon speaking at the Women's Empowerment graduation ceremony. What a great group and very proud of these ladies for their achievements. It was an emotional speech that left many in tears and even I got choked up. Speaking of my mother and her achievements pushed me to go many places in my messages I delivered. Was also great to see so many important community members that support this group. Was honored to be invited to speak. Many warm thanks.
November 7th, 2015 - The Skater's Night Before Christmas
New Christmas book now available! My new Skater's Night Before Christmas can be seen in the December issue of Thrasher Magazine.
Click here to order direct. What's that? The sound of a skateboard on top of the roof being pushed by a reindeer hoof? Santa Claus is delivering his toys in a brand new way. He's loaded up skate goodies to the brim of his sleigh. This year Christmas will sparkle a surprise. When you peek out to see Santa you may not believe your eyes
October 30th, 2015 - The Doug Brown DVD Box Set.
Click here to order directly through the official online shop.
October 10th, 2015 - Shelby Skate Comp.
Had a great event today in Shelby. I've done events all over the country, big and small. But it's always these smaller towns that have the biggest pulsating hearts. I got the chance today to meet some special families that shared their stories. I met foster kids and kids going through adversity. After the event I had so many parents give me a sincere handshake of gratitude for me being there. Hopefully today I've planted some seeds of inspiration and hope. Thanks to Lamar Melton, Connie Adams, and photographer Brandon Baker for the photos. So much ahead, stay tuned!
September 18th, 2015 - Athletes for Hope "Active Schools Week"
Had a great afternoon today visiting Melrose Elementary in my hometown for Athletes for Hope's "Athletes for Active Schools" week. Special thanks to Mrs. Stoops and her fourth graders for having me join in their gym class! Thanks everyone who joined in the all-star lineup of athletes, charities, and fans for the AFH Twitter chat event. Lots ahead, stay tuned! Doug
September 5th, 2015 - Fall Fest 2015
What a great day at the office! The first annual Fall Fest was a success! Thanks everyone for coming out today in the blistering temperatures and making it such a great time. Also thanks to Wooster Skateshop and Zakk Sheehan for putting this all together. Lots of smiling faces and some seriously good shredding! Stay tuned! Doug
September 1st, 2015 - Ripclear New Sponsor
Proud to announce one of my new sponsors is Ripclear out of Oregon. Lots of things planned with these folks!
Click here to read the Ripclear interview. So much ahead on the radar! I've been busy skating more than ever. Till next time! Doug
August 29th, 2015 - Connecting by Wheels
I met a lot of people today at the Holmesville Homecoming but no one had as big of a smile as my buddy Elijah. I told him about some people I knew out west that were in wheel chairs that rode skateparks, he was all about it. Our wheels connected us. Till next time! Doug
August 20th, 2015 - Baja West Coast Kitchen
Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Baja West Coast Kitchen in Orrville where they have displayed one of my autographed skateboards on their walls. Many thanks to Diane Jerrett and the whole crew at Baja. The food is amazing and worth checking out! It's been an awesome summer filled with lots of skating. Be sure to check out the tour page for upcoming events. I have a new sponsor to be announced soon! Till next time! Doug
July 11th, 2015 - New Pro Model Now Available!
Today my new pro model skateboard came out, "Canopic Jars" as part of Outbreak Boards Sun God series. This is my 14th pro model. Stoked. Available at all skate shops and direct through Outbreak.
Click here to order direct. Click here to view full size. It's been a great summer. Just came back from a week in the mountains. Made it to the top of Bald Knob. It's the highest summit of Back Allegheny Mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. I got to spend my 42nd birthday in the mountains. Many thanks to friends and family for the birthday wishes! Lots of exciting things ahead, stay tuned! - Doug
July 3rd, 2015 - Beyond the Board Exhibit Takes Flight!
That's right folks, items from my career are now on display. The Beyond the Board exhibit has begun in my hometown of Wooster at the Wayne County Public Library. The exhibit runs from now till the end of July. The exhibit is located in the central gallery near the back entrance. I'm promoting my new book and literacy through different libraries throughout the summer.
June 27th, 2015 - Cardington Street Festival
Had a an amazing weekend at the Cardington Street Festival. The weather held out for us for the skate contest and festivities. So many new and familiar faces. I've been doing this event for over 10 years now. It's near the town of Mt.Gilead where all my family roots are based and where my parents grew up and fell in love. The first year I did this event all my grandparents where there to attend and see me in my element. They have all since passed but I felt their presence throughout the day. Thanks to the Friends of Cardington and everyone involved in the event.
June 23rd, 2015 - Childtime Learning Center Michigan
Had an amazing day speaking to the kids at the Childtime Learning Center in Michigan. So many smiling faces and a very receptive audience. It was well worth the long drive. Mission accomplished. Back on the road!
June 21st, 2015 - National Go Skate Day!
I started skated in 1986 in good ol' Wooster Ohio. Lots of places and events I could spend on national Go Skateboarding Day today. I chose to spend it where I first started pushing wood. Thanks to all the skaters and supporters that came out to join in the fun! Congratulations to all the winners. Great day, great vibes, great skating, great weather.
une 13th, 2015 - Willard Showdown 2015 Skateboard Contest
The Willard Showdown skate competition was a blast yesterday. Thanks everyone who came out for the event. They said rain all week but the skate Gods let us have pure sunshine. Great vibes, great skating, great people. Next week is national Go Skateboarding Day. Check tour dates for more info! - Doug
June 12th, 2015 - Orrville Boys and Girls Club
Summer is off to a great start! Last week I did a book signing with Authors for Cause. Spoke yesterday at the Boys and Girls Club in Orrville to some awesome awesome receptive kids. Full calander this summer, stay tuned! - Doug
April 15th, 2015 - Pinwheels for Prevention, Donations, Akron Children's Hospital, Howard Jones
(top left) A pinwheel from the Wayne County Children's Advocacy Center in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheels are a representation of how it requires everyone coming together to protect children. (top right) March 4th, On the road today, be sure to stop by West Hill Baptist today from 9-4pm for their mission trip auction. I have donated a framed signed poster, helmet and book to help the cause. (bottom left) March 2nd, I visited Akron Children's Hospital last night. These kids have the strength and courage of thunder. Truly remarkable. Words can't explain how the parents feel and the shock they are going through. To have their dream child in critical condition teetering the line of life and death. (bottom right) March 15th, Truly an amazing weekend on the road. Great friends, adventures and most of all reconntecting with my musical father Howard Jones! Lots ahead for the spring and summer! Stay tuned! - Doug
February 26th, 2015 - Celebration of Nations
2015 is off to a great start. I'm deeper into writing my 4th book and booking lots of eclectic events. Today I had an amazing event at Shisler Center at the Celebration of Nations, dancing Zumba alongside Debora Galaz and Maria Gonzalez. It's hard to believe it was 10 years ago I was touring with the Newsboys, had my face on X-Air deodorant and body wash bottles in stores across the nation. Where has the time gone? I'm blessed to still be a professional athlete and the snowball of events and memories that have taken place. Lots of fun events ahead, stay tuned! - Doug
December 31st, 2014 - Happy New Year!
Best of 2014! Thanks to everyone who helped make 2014 a great success. Many thanks to all my friends, sponsors, and all the special people that populate my small bubble. Thank you, truly. - Doug
December 25th, 2014 - Merry Christmas!
November 26th, 2014 - Smithville Middle School
Had an amazing afternoon with the students of Smithville Middle School. The audience was beyond receptive to my words and energy. The school theme today was that of gratitude and thanks which was simple to weave into my presentation. So much to be thankful for in life. Today was special. And tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thankful for the close friends and family that are there for the good times and the bad times. I'm thankful for the here and now. I'm grateful to be in a position to reach others. Thankful for my timeline of events that has led me here. I'm thankful for all the inspirational people I've met in my travels. - Doug
October 25th, 2014 - Miles for Madison/Strides for Shannon
Today's event Miles for Madison/Strides for Shannon turned out amazing. The autumn's warmth allowed for an enlightening 5K for well over 550 participants. So many warm faces and hearts were on hand. I made some friends and fans and encouraged many smiles. The strongest and definitive moment of the evening for me was connecting with Shannon's mother as she was leaving the venue. I had words of compassion and thankfulness to her for inviting me to be a part of the fundraiser. Her eye contact and lightening grip handshake of a strong mother jolted me. Her daughter died of the same type of cancer my mother died of. I was scheduled to meet Shannon at the children's hospital days before her passing. Her mother informed me that Shannon and her brother had met me before at a skate event and securely saved their autographs of me. Shannon's mother and I never spoke a word to each other before this moment however that long handshake which transpired into a holding said volumes. Though no longer with us, those who pass on are very much still within us and everyone their lives have touched. Love lives on. Many events ahead! - Doug
October 15th, 2014 - Speaking at Waterbury Boys & Girls Club
Spoke to the great kids at Bgc Waterbury Boys & Girls club. They were full of energy and so receptive to my program. Many thanks to Manny, Janet, and Derek for your help today. Catching a plane tomorrow morning.Working out at my hotel tonight I got sentimental about my days here in Connecticut. It's the 7th year Southington's Play it Again Sports has flown me out for events. It's been a flood of memories. Past few days speaking to so many kids and signing posters to each and every one of them. Hopefully planting seeds of inspiration. My brain, heart, and skateboard landed me here. 5am tomorrow I'll be boarding a plane for Baltimore, more events ahead. Much thanks to Janet and the PIAS crew for everything! Feeling grateful.- Doug
October 14th, 2014 - Speaking at Junior Republic School and Meriden Boys & Girls Club
Today was a busy one. Had a great time speaking to the teens at CT's Jr. Republic school. Then it was straight to the Meriden Boys & Girls club to speak. What a great energized bunch! Many thanks to Janet and Sierra for helping with everything. Tomorrow I'll be speaking at another Boys & Girls club. Back to the hotel for some sleep. Till next time!- Doug
October 13th, 2014 - Bristol Boys & Girls Club and Play it Again Sports Store In-Store Signing
Flew in last night into Hartford Connecticut for some events. What an amazing day speaking to the kids at Bristol's Connecticut Boys & Girls club went great. What an awesome group! The PIAS in-store signing was a blast, thanks everyone who came out. Ended the night with dinner at JD's Pizza with the PIAS crew. Back to the hotel. More events tommorow!- Doug
September 10th, 2014 - Bay Village Library
Things are going very well. Book sales continue to be strong and my new pro model 'Innerscape' by Outbreak is selling well. Today I spoke at the Bay Village Library. What a great group of kids. The event started with them chanting my name which was a nice warm welcome. Many thanks to everyone who came out to hear me speak. Great day! - Doug
September 5th, 2014 - Lodi School Visit
Today I visited Miss Rachel's class. The kids were a ball of energy stoked on my skateboarding. I'll be visiting a series of schools throughout the fall this year. I'm very passionate about reaching the youth through my words and my skateboarding. Staying positive, Doug
August 13th, 2014 - Front Page for New Pro Model
My new pro model deck Innerscape by Outbreak Boards has found its way to the front page of the Wooster Weekly.
Click here to read the full article. Stoked on the release of this new deck drawn by the talents of my artist friend Carissa Engle. Click here to order it direct from Outbreak. Many events ahead, it's an exciting time. Till next time! Doug
August 5th, 2014 - Honorary Member of the Learning Garden
On July 17th I got invited to the Learning Garden and they made me an honorary member of their camp group. They gave me a member shirt with all their signatures and gave me the name "General Skatewalker" How perfect. Many thanks to Brad, the camp counselors and all the kids at the Learning Garden. My new pro model "Innerscape" by Outbreak Boards is now in skateshops across the nation.
Click here to order it direct from Outbreak. On August 16th I will be hosted a skate contest in Lexington. Click here for info. Lots of events and happenings ahead, stay tuned! Doug
July 15th, 2014 - Wooster Boys and Girls Club
What and amazing afternoon! I spoke to my hometown's Boys & Girls Club at Edgewood Middle School. I speak at Boys & Girls clubs all over the nation, it was extra special talking to this one in my hometown. To add to the sentimental mix this building was where I went to junior high. These kids were great!
July 10th, 2014 - Akron Children's Hospital and Birthday
I had an amazing birthday! Thank you everyone for your very kind birthday wishes. I spent the day at the Akron Children's Hospital visiting the kids. I always go to inspire them but they end up inspiring me. After the visits it was onto a day of mountain biking and skating. To top the evening off I got to meet actor and comedian Rain Pryor - Richard Pryor's daughter. I couldn't of asked for a better birthday. Many events ahead, stay tuned! Doug
June 28th, 2014 - Cardington Street Fair and skate competition
Today was the Cardington Street Fair. I've done this event for many years. I'm so stoked to still be a part of it all. They jetted me down here and got me a hotel for a couple nights. The skate contest I hosted was a blast, plenty of great talent. I then was a judge for the talent competition then got to jump on stage with the band Oolong Gurus for their final song, then finished off the night with fireworks. Was great to meet so many new people and see some familiar friends and fans. Back on the road tomorrow. - Doug
June 21st, 2014 - Go Skate Day!
Today was national Go Skateboarding Day! It's like Christmas for skateboarders. Every year I get invited to do this event all over but every year I chose my hometown to spend this skate holiday. I grew up skating the streets of Wooster. I've skated the globe but I always have a skate spot in my heart for good ol' Wooster. It was a great day of skating and rockin out with DJ Shadow Fox. Many events ahead! - Doug
June 16th, 2014 - New pro model "Innerscape"
I'm very excited to introduce my new pro model skateboard "Innerscape" by Outbreak Boards. Artwork by the very talented Carissa Engle. It's been a long time in the making. I couldn't be more happy with the deck. Outbreak will be releasing it soon with their 2014 Summer Collection Line.
Click here to view full size. Stay tuned! - Doug
June 14th, 2014 - Willard Showdown Skate Comp
I had a great time at the Willard Showdown skate event today. Great vibes, great weather, great skating. Thanks to Joe from J2 Skate Ministry and everyone that came out to enjoy the day with us. It's been a great weekend of events and travel. Sun burnt and tired but well worth it. - Doug

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