Mike Sklens (StrikerObi) entered the Play for America Contest sponsored by Stuff Magazine and Nintendo back in July, and he's a winner!
Back in July Nintendo and Stuff Magazine teamed up for the Play for America sweepstakes. The contest went like this: Tony Hawk, Dave Mirra, and Kelly Slater each personalized a Game Boy Advance with all kinds of glitter and paint and the like. The three GBAs were then put up as prizes from Stuff Magazine.
I decided to enter the contest on a whim. The GBAs looks pretty neat and all and I figured I wouldn’t win anyway, so why the hell not? I picked the GBA decorated by Kelly Slater, because it looked the coolest. I don’t really watch any extreme sports except for the X-Games when I’m awake in the middle of the night and nothing else is on.
As it turns out, I won. Who would have guessed? I certainly wouldn’t have.
One day in August I got an email from Stuff Magazine saying that I had won. I was pretty excited, but the call from Nintendo a few days later was more exciting. After that there was a lot of me telling everybody and generally gloating that I was going to get a super cool GBA decorated by Kelly Slater Pro Surfer.
Today, I went down to my mailbox and had a nice little note saying I had a package. I went to the office, picked it up, and darted back up to my room. Once inside I opened the package to find the Kelly Slater GBA. This thing is, in a word, slick. It’s decorated to look like a beach and has glitter all around the screen. Plus, it’s also a full functioning unit. Of course, it’s not really meant to be played. Here’re some pictures of me and my brand new GBA.