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By Alyssa Roenigk | XGames.com
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Mike Smith woke up Tuesday morning and told his friends he was going to win $10,000 in a couple of hours. “I said, ‘I’m only going to make two puts today,’” Smith says. “But they’re going to be the two that count.”
Smith had flown into Los Angeles from his home in Lincoln, Neb., to play in the Fifth Annual Ryan Sheckler Celebrity Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club, the first tournament he’d ever been invited to play in, and he woke up feeling confident. “He’d only played golf one time before today,” says Sheckler, who invited Smith to play in his tournament after visiting him in Lincoln in March to lend his support, and his name, to Skate for Change, an organization Smith founded last summer to encourage skateboarders to “give back to the low-income and homeless in our community.”
When Smith heard about the $10,000 putting contest preceding the afternoon scramble, he knew that money could go a long way toward feeding the homeless of Lincoln.
Mike Smith and the Skate for Change locals also hit the streets with the pros to show them what SfC is all about.
Brezinski put this vid together of his experience:
Photos courtesy Steve Andel