Rich Oates passed away tragically on the night of Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.
As the owner of East River Skate Shop, Rich was a vital leader in the New York skateboarding community. He passionately advocated for small companies, worked toward the development of local spots, and deeply appreciated the value of community. Those who spent time with Rich will remember him for his humility, kindness, and sense of humor.
Rich was a loving father and dedicated husband. The sum of these donations will be given to Rich's family, with no conditions.