Ryan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation announce Help Tanner Compete Again as recipient of their most recent “Be the Change” grant awards.

As the beneficiary, 19-year-old Tanner Cislaw will receive a $10,000 grant and support from the Sheckler Foundation to help him afford adaptive sports equipment to become a competitive athlete following his spinal cord injury.

“First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who entered and participated this round. Your support truly allows you to ‘Be the Change,’ and we’re very grateful for our loyal supporters,” says Sheckler Foundation’s CEO and director, Gretchen Sheckler-Hachee, in a media release.

“On behalf of Ryan and everyone at the foundation, I’d like to wish Tanner warm congratulations and welcome to the Sheckler Foundation family,” she adds.

Four months ago, Cislaw experienced a spinal cord injury following a rock climbing accident. Since the accident, Tanner has undergone surgery and therapy, so he can become a competitive athlete again. The funds from the initiative will help Tanner afford adaptive sports equipment, the release explains.

Ryan Sheckler’s “Be the Change” initiative was created in 2008 to help injured action sports athletes and children in need.

For more information, visit the Sheckler Foundation.

[Source(s): the Sheckler Foundation, Business Wire]