Registration is open for the Mt. Jefferson 2018 IDF World Qualifier!
3 days of world class downhill Racing and Freeride. Racer limit is 150 skaters. Sign up before this race is a sell out! The Ian Tilmann Foundation is a co-sponsor of this great skateboarding weekend. Helmet for a Promise will pledge over 100 lids at this event. SKATE SMART... WEAR A HELMET... LIVE TO SKATE TOMORROW!
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skateboarding and spent many hours enjoying the sport. He loved feeling
the wind surrounding him as he sped downhill carving each and every
the road beneath him. He was fearless with a strong belief in enjoying
life to its fullest. He was a street surfer...his passion was
evening of May 16, 2005, Ian and
several friends were skateboarding down Hercules Ave. in Clearwater, FL
on a hill known locally as Cemetery Hill. As he was making his
last run down the hill that evening his skateboard suddenly stopped and
he was thrown headfirst onto the pavement. Ian was NOT wearing a safety
helmet and as a result he
suffered severe traumatic brain injuries. Ian never regained
consciousness and died 10 days later on May 26, 2005. Our beloved son
was 28 years old. When people hear Ian's
story many ask with shock and disbelief "he died from falling off a
skateboard"? We truly believe our son's death could have been prevented
by simply choosing to wear a
Ian served our nation admirably
as a member of
the U.S. Marine Corp. He was very proud of his USMC service and
numerous honors, Meritorious Masts and Commendations.
Ian was a member
Suncoast Sound, a drum and bugle corp, and marched in the "Summer Music
Games" from 1991 through
1994. He graduated from Countryside High School in 1994.
Ian was a skater, a vibrant,
fun-loving free spirit. He is gone, but
will never be forgotten. Ian's memory will live on in our hearts,
minds and souls forever.
a passion for humanity and helping
others. Ian's family and friends understood this passion and his "pay
it forward" attitude. We will
forever miss him. It is our hope that through our tragic loss we can
pass on Ian's passion for humanity by saving other families the pain
LOVING MEMORY OF
IAN LEE TILMANN
26, 1976 TO
MAY 26, 2005