CHICAGO ACTION SPORTS is an organization of action sports athletes and community leaders that was established in 2001. Our goal is to introduce Chicago’s youth to action sports and spread the love that we have for skateboarding and BMX. By working with community leaders to plan action sports events and by building new skateparks we will be creating room for the growth of action sports in Chicago. On top of community outreach, CAS is a media outlet dedicated to providing Chicago action sports news as well as showcasing the city’s skateboarding/bmx talent and culture. Founder and CEO of Chicago Action Sports Joan E. Schenk has an extensive background in both business and education along with a deep-rooted association with the city of Chicago. Her interest in action sports was sparked in the late 90s when she worked for ESPN and their X Games affiliates to promote the culture in Chicago. She now dedicates her time to develop the growth of CAS. By teaming up with local skateboarders, bikers, and community leaders; CAS will be the driving force behind the future growth of Chicago’s action sports community.