Local skater to perform at X Games

DOWNEY - Downey resident and skater Oscar Loreto Jr. will perform with his Adaptive Action Sports team at the 2010 Summer X Games which open this weekend in Los Angeles.Adaptive Action Sports is a non-profit organization that promotes action sports and programs for kids and young adults living with permanent physical disabilities. The team will hold a skating demonstration Sunday from 12-12:30 p.m. at Nokia Live. Loreto will be performing. Loreto, 24, was born without a left foot, left hand and was missing four fingers on his right hand. He adapted to prosthesis quickly, and learned to write using both his hands. After middle school, Loreto and his mother moved to Downey, where he would find a "Pandora's Box of skating." He formed a skate team at Downey High School, and they produced videos of themselves to gain exposure. They were eventually sponsored by Downey Skate. For more information on the X Games, visit www.espn.com/xgames. To learn more about the Adaptive Action Sports program, visit www.adacs.org.

********** Published: July 29, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 15

FeaturesEric Pierce