Offthewall.TV presents: Pass The Bucket with Dennis Martinez

For the most recent feature from the Vans Offthewall.TV Pass The Bucket series, Vans documented the story of Dennis Martinez, a World Freestyle Champion skateboarder in 1977, and the U.S. champion in 1978, at the ripe old age of 16.  With a monthly salary of $40k, and all the fame a teenager could ask for, he got sucked into all the bad things that came along with that lifestyle, including a serious drug addiction, that lost him everything he had worked so hard for.  Now sober, he’s initiated an outreach program, to help convicted drug addicts, and to educate the youth on the life they have ahead of them, if they choose drugs.  His San Diego-based program is proving to be successful, with his teachings and positive influence, and honestly, if this type of thing isn’t talked about in the home, then the kids don’t think it’s really that big of a problem.  So all you young punks out there, who are living the life of the party right now, sit down and shut up for a few minutes, and watch this video.  It’s worth your time, trust me.

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