Green Day roll out skateboards to benefit children’s hospital

By Laura Ferreiro

Green Day may be in the midst of their 99 Revolutions tour, but they’re not too busy to help out sick kids. The punk rock band have teamed up with skateboarding company Actions REALized to create a set of colorful skateboards, and a percentage of sales will benefit the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland.

Each deck in the set features a different band members’ face, and the worlds “Uno! Dos! Tre! Cuatro!” – a reference to Green Day’s 2012 trilogy of albums.

Front man Billie Joe Armstrong said that his band and Actions REALized co-founder Jim Thiebaud share the belief that skateboarding and music can be “positive forces for change.”

Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland is the Bay Area’s only independent children’s hospital, and is located in Green Day’s home town. For more than 100 years, its mission has been to take care of every child who needs help, regardless of ability to pay.

Grab your Green Day skateboard decks here, and learn more about the Children’s Hospital here.

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