A Challenge for Our Youth

Rock the Cradle for Johnny Kicks Cancer World Cup Contest is looking for a come back in 2012.

For sponsorship information please contact: rockthecradle2012@gmail.com


Houston Kicked Cancer


Thank you Houston for helping Johnny Kick Cancer at Rock the Cradle. This truly was a grassroots effort with whole families volunteering to make this event happen. The unity of a whole community displayed during Rock the Cradle is a testament to Johnny’s life and to what can be accomplish when we rally together for a great cause.

Thanks to generous donation by Rock the Cradle sponsors and on-site donations we raised north of $25,000 for Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation! Moreover, the Gulf Coast Blood Center indicated we collected enough blood donations to save 75 LIVES!!!

Rock the Cradle set new records for Lee’s Bowl:  10’ big Air maneuvers, i.e. 23’ above the floor of Lee’s Bowl.  In addition, we hit new high water marks in the world’s largest cradle.  The top skaters were over 19.5’ above the bottom of the cradle.  These are unofficially some of the highest cradle carves ever recorded.

Houston you Rocked the Cradle for Johnny Kicks Cancer. Keep your prayers and good will thoughts coming towards this great organization and continue to support its endeavors.

Our thanks go to World Cup Skateboarding: Dave Duncan, Sasha Steinhorst, Don & Danielle Bostick, for your support over the years and to all the Pro’s for making it to Houston and making this event possible!

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Julie & Mike Romano with Lance Mountain, Dave Duncan and Sasha Steinhorst (World Cup Skateboarding).

*Bucky Lasek, brushing off the paparazzi with a front-side boneless.

*Bucky Lasek set the record for the highest air in the Lee Jamail-Pro-bowl ( He pushed it 10’+ above coping  or over 23′ above ground.).

*Kevin Kolwoski & Sky Siljeg battling for highest  cradle carve inside the world’s largest cradle …over 20′ inverted!

*Sky Siljeg Rocking the Cradle

*Sky Siljeg rocked all the way to first place during the Third Annual Rock the Cradle…a bright future for skateboarding awaits!!!

*Kevin Kolwaski grinding the Lee Pro-bowl for Johnny!

Johnny story is one of courage, determination and love. Let’s roll with courage, determination and love to kick cancer and make a difference!

*photos courtesy of Rob Henson

Video Wrap-Up from Sk808:  http://vimeo.com/16250214

SUPERCUTS Third Annual Rock the Cradle for Johnny Kicks Cancer, Saturday October 23rd

For the latest info visit our Facebook page!

Rock the Cradle is a invite-only World Cup Skateboarding Pro Contest.

Gates open at 11:00 am for the general public.

Coolers and Skateboards will not be permitted inside the park during the event.

Supercuts proudly presents:

This is the only World-Cup Skateboard Contest and Live Music event in the Great State of  TEXAS!  It is also the only World-Cup Event, which raises funds for Cancer Research in the Nation.  Come out and see the World’s best men and women skaters compete and raise funds for Johnny Kicks Cancer.  Amazing Bowl Riders and Live Local Music…Art in motion!

Two years ago…Mike Romano’s heartfelt thoughts.

Texas Monthly produced this Video about Johnny’s life and the Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation:

Texas Monthly Video: Roll for Ever

Texas Montly Article: About a Boy

October 23, 2010

The Third Annual Rock the Cradle for Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation will be held at Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark, in Houston TX,  Saturday,  October 23rd.  The  momentum for the 2010 Rock the Cradle  is already building, and the competitive bar will be raised again.  This year’s  roster of  men and women World Cup Bowl Riders will push the  gravity-envelope once again.  Make your plans early and don’t miss the Great State of Texas only World-Cup Skateboard Contest and Live Music event.

Stay tuned for details, volunteer opportunities and sponsorship information.

Rock the Cradle 2009:


The 2nd annual Rock the Cradle for Johnny Romano benefiting Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation was an outstanding success. About $20,000 were raised for childhood leukemia research, advocacy and awareness. The Gulf Coast Blood Center received 22 blood donation which could potentially translate to 66 lives save. That is incredible!!! The level of excitement, friendship and good will filled a spectacular day of skating and good family fun. One cannot help but to think that Johnny was smiling up in the beautiful blue skies during the event.

Thanks to World Cup Skateboarding, riders, volunteers, supporters who make it a success and especially to the Romano family for their courage, fortitude, faith and example. We are proud of you!

The 3rd annual Rock the Cradle for Johnny Romano is starting to shape up and it will be even bigger!

Our heroes:

Dave Duncan with Mike and Julie Romano

Pedro Barros Blasting to #1

Media Coverage:

FUEL TV Coverage

Houston Chronicle: