For the past eight years, Sessions has held the Tim Brauch Memorial Skateboarding Contest in memory of Tim Brauch who was one of the most respected skateboarders and beloved Sessions’ team riders of all time. His love for skateboarding, friends, and fun inspired everyone who met him. Tim’s untimely passing in 1999 at the age of 25 (read more about him on, led Sessions to create the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund, which donates 100% of the funds towards skateboard park development and scholarships.

One such donation went to create the Tim Brauch Skateboard Park in Scotts Valley, CA that hosts this event annually with Sunday’s bowl contest being part of the World Cup of Skateboarding’s “Concrete Bowl Series. Every year riders from all over the West Coast come to this contest to have a great time and skate in Tim’s memory. Registrations for the 9th Annual Contest can be made online through or at the event itself, but make sure to arrive early as the competition fills up fast! See the website for details on scheduling. Come check out this years event taking place September 29-30, 2007 there will be plenty of food, music, raffles/prizes, and pro appearances.

ABOUT SESSIONS: Founded in 1983, Sessions is a leading snowboard and action sports company that designs, merchandises, sources, and distributes high performance snowboard apparel, accessories and apparel for the core, youth-driven sports segment. Sessions was the first snowboarding company to incorporate Gore-Tex fabrics and Recco avalanche reflectors into their products. Today, Sessions has placed itself at the cutting edge of the music, snowboard and skateboard culture. Sessions is one of the last remaining independently owned brands.More about Sessions at

ABOUT THE TIM BRAUCH MEMORIAL FUND: The Tim Brauch Memorial Fund is an independent scholarship fund and skateboard park development fund established in 1999. The fund was created to continue to keep giving back to the kids and the sport of skateboarding that Tim loved so much. By giving scholarships and donating to skateboard park development we are promoting kids to get off the couch and be active outside. Our vision is that through skateboarding kids develop discipline, confidence, motivation, and other traits that encourage success.