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!
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.
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.
|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!
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.
|June 24th, 2017 - Cardington Street
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!
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.
|June 15th, 2017 - Wayne County
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!
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.
|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.
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.
|May 14th, 2017 - New Boombox Pro
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!
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.
|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!
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!
|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.
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!
|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.
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.
|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.
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
|October 20th, 2016 - Lady Mustang
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
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
|July 26th, 2016 - Akron Children's
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.
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!
|July 20th, 2016 - Waterbury Boys
& Girls Club, Children's Hospital Visit, In-Store
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
30th, 2015 - The Doug Brown DVD Box Set.
Click here to order directly through the official online shop.
|October 10th, 2015 - Shelby Skate
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!
18th, 2015 - Athletes for Hope "Active Schools
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
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
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
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
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