Local Businessman and Skateboarding Enthusiast Brings Philly AM Contest to Ambler

Philly AM, the Northeast’s premier skateboarding contest is returning to Ambler thanks to Sean Khathavong (second from right), owner of the Ambler Skate Shop. (Image via Philly Voice)

The Northeast’s premier skateboarding contest is coming back to Ambler thanks in no small part to the tireless efforts of Ambler Skate Shop owner, Sean Khathavong, writes Brian Hickey for Philly Voice.

The excitement and anticipation over the upcoming Philly Pro AM skateboarding competition is already evident in Ambler, with Borough Councilman Frank DeRuosi praising its return as a boon for the community.

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“The event itself is an opportunity for people to visit Ambler and see what a terrific town it is,” said DeRuosi, chairman of the borough’s Parks and Recreation Department. “We are a walkable community and the park is an easy walk to many restaurants, bars, shops.”

The event on June 3 will see around 300 skateboarders compete for the top prizes. Its return was facilitated after the town constructed a skate park six years ago which is now also the home of the Ambler Skateboarding Academy.

The academy welcomes children from the entire region for lessons both in sport and life and Khathavong goes the extra mile to ensure that girls feel welcome there.

“I want boys to see that girls can do it too, and girls get to see that they can do it,” he said.

Read more about the contest at Philly Voice by clicking here.

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