Over the past few years Chad Cardoza, a Tampa based artist, has made some amazing one-of-a-kind pieces of art in honor and in memory of Johnny. Chad creates, donates, and auctions his artwork throughout the year for various events, most notably the Tampa Pro. The Tampa Pro is an annual skating event held at the Skate Park of Tampa (SPoT), scheduled this year for Friday, March 12, 2020.
It’s been almost two years since Chad first reached out to Mike and I to not only share his art, but also to tell us how much Johnny’s story has touched him and inspired his work. Now when Chad is asked to donate his art to events in his area he does so only if he can have the proceeds benefit the JohnnyKicksCancer Foundation. “Thank you,” Chad, for keeping Johnny close to your heart, and for helping in our fight against childhood leukemia.
Here is the step-by-step process of how Chad created this one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. It will be signed by various pro skaters and then auctioned at the 2020 TampaPro: