Vans & Jeff Grosso Forever
Provocative and historian with a Cheshire Cat grin, Jeff Grosso was so famous for being bold, sardonic and usually right on the money, that it’s easy to forget that he earned his name with tough inverts, powerful grind and competition successes.
The old aphorism has never sounded truer: legends never die. In memory of the beloved Vans family member, the brand will bring together Jeff’s closest friends to celebrate his life during a virtual meeting on April 28, Grosso’s birthday. The commemorative live streaming will be hosted on Vans YouTube and Vans Facebook at 12:00 PST / 15:00 EST.
Grosso leaves behind a prolific legacy in skateboarding history, having touched the lives of skaters – and skateboarding nerds – of all ages and backgrounds with his astute commentary, tenacious attitude and enduring activism to preserve his heart. The special ceremony will feature unreleased footage of Jeff doing what he did best, along with personal videos dedicated by friends and family.
Despite the era of social distancing, Vans wanted to bring everyone together for this unique and very special moment – a heartfelt hymn to many lives lived by a passionate man who loved skateboarding more than anyone else. Jeff Grosso, we miss you!