"Godfather of Snowboarding" Passes Away at 74

Feb 16, 2011
Outside Magazine

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Chuck Allen, aka the "Godfather of Snowboarding," passed away on February 14, according to Transworld Snowboarding. Allen was a founder of the United States of America Snowboarding Association and a co-founder of the National Scholastic Surfing Association.

Allen had been hospitalized due to complications with emphysema and was with his family when he died.

--Whitney Dreier

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