building an idea
Profits from our apparel sales, fundraising events and donations are used to build sports infrastructure and develop our social programs around the world. Rural communities with no previous knowledge of skateboarding is our immediate focus.
Skateboarding offers a huge number of benefits to boys and girls. In addition to physical fitness, the sport cultivates dedication, discipline, and confidence during the learning process. As children progress, skateboarding offers a creative outlet as they learn and invent new combinations of tricks. These are lifelong skills that will remain important throughout each child’s development.
SKATEBOARDING FOR SPORT, AS WELL AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGE.
We volunteered with a local school in Cambodia. We worked with the kids using skateboarding as a tool. These were the poorest kids in the country. Most live in tin shacks with no running water and their families survive on less than $5 a day.
We helped build an animal shelter on Malapascua Island, Philippines. Part of the shelter's goals are to bring in and educate children on how to care for cats and dogs.
With the next large fundraising push, we plan to build a full scale youth center designed around skateboarding. We are currently considering partnerships in Philippines, Cambodia and South Africa.