SAN CLEMENTE (AP) — Pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler says his foundation has reached the milestone of donating more than $1 million to support pediatric causes, programs for at-risk youth and help for injured action sports athletes.

Says Sheckler: “It’s almost like a surreal number for me. I never had a number in mind to donate, I just wanted to be able to donate money.”

He says the Sheckler Foundation, which was founded in 2008, hit the milestone about a month ago.

The foundation’s biggest fundraisers are a golf tournament, the Skate For a Cause event and his web-based initiative Be The Change.

Sheckler, a regular on the Dew Tour and in Street League of Skateboarding, raised $200,000 on Monday at his seventh annual golf tournament in the Los Angeles area.

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