Thiebaud’s company, Real Skateboards, is selling custom skateboards styled after Green Day’s album art. Proceeds will benefit the hospital.
BERKELEY, CALIF.—Local skateboard legend Jim Thiebaud has definitely made good
The co-founder of Real Skateboards, one of the biggest and most respected board companies in the U.S., Thiebaud announced a new fundraising partnership on Monday with East Bay rockers Green Day that will benefit Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland.
“It’s a true collaboration with Green Day,” Thiebaud told the Daily News. “I’ve been friends with Billie Joe for more than 15 years. I grew up in Berkeley and Oakland. When you were a punk rocker or a skateboarder, you stuck out, so you got to know everyone in the scene.”
Mimicking the graphics for Green Day’s latest, multi-album release, “Uno!,” “Dos!,” and “Tré!,” Real is issuing custom skateboards that the company will sell in skate shops and online. Proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital.