We see a lot of fundraising campaigns, both from our ambassadors and beyond, but this is one that inspired us! 11-year-old ambassador Haylie Powell let us know that while she is passionate about achieving her dream of becoming a pro skateboarder, she worries that her parents sacrifice a lot to fund her travel and competitions and wanted to do something to help fund her career herself.
UK Ambassador Kellessee Thomas is just 9 years old, but already making a big push to help girls engage in action sports and gain confidence through her company Like a Girl Co. We interviewed her to learn more about what it was all about.
Skateboarding has been around since 1958 when some surfer dudes decided to strap roller skate wheels onto a wooden board and ride it down the street! I bet that was a pretty awesome piece of history to watch go down!
If you are looking for a good mother-daughter bonding activity, and you both love good challenge, try skateboarding together! It's a perfect time to get together with the rad moms who are looking to push the limits by skating, biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding or doing any other awesome board sport out there!
Most of us don't think too much about grabbing our skateboard and hitting the streets, it's something we do, something we are allowed to do and for some of us we are encouraged to do. But for some girls this isn't the case in the Dominican Republic.
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said “You can do this!”? Whether it was a job interview, new shredding competition, first day of school, or meeting new people, doing something new always can use a little “pick me up”. That is no different than the people of the of Adaptive Action Sports (AAS). Founded back in 2005, AAS is a non-profit organization that brings shredding sports and disabled individuals together.
My whole life I grew up as a part of the guys and didn't have any girl friends. I hated anything and everything girly, including dresses and especially the color pink. I played every sport I could growing up, hockey, speed skating, baseball then softball, roller derby and now I have longboarding.