We've heard about the unfortunate circumstances that Ben James is facing - first if anyone can help out in this situation go to http://www.gofundme.com/483dyw and make a donation to support Ben.
Creatively, there has been a lot done in the past to raise money in the skate community. A while back, a skateboard that was signed by famous musicians sold for nearly 40K and went towards the construction of a skatepark. Taking that idea, wouldn't it be awesome to get all the major board and apparel companies to tap their network and auction off some items to people in the community to raise money for Ben's recovery?
What do you think?