Local Young Skater Is Remembered After Tragic Death

Friends and Fellow skateboarders take time to raise money for a 10 year Greenville boy who died unexpectedly on December 2.

Ten year Kane Gatland died at his home more than two months ago, leaving behind two siblings, his parents and a host of friends. All of them came together today at Fusion Skate Shop to hold a "Kane da Monium" skateboard contest.

Close to five hundred skateboards competed to honor Kane's memory and to help raise money for the family.

Owner and Organizer, Scott Harris, said he hopes to raise one thousand dollars to help the family with funeral expenses. He decided a skateboarding contest who be the most fitting tribute to the young champion who competed with Fusion's sponsorship.

Harris says they reached their one thousand goal today and hope to continue this Kane da Monium contest every year and donate all proceeds to a charity of their choice