On Sunday, October 6th Elemental Awareness visited our friends on the Port Gamble S’klallam reservation. We had Mark Appleyard, Nick Garcia, Evan Smith, Greyson Fletcher, Nassim Guammaz, Alex Lawton and Pat Duffy from Plan B with us in the beautiful setting near Puget Sound. It was great to see the entire community come out and support skateboarding on the rez. Both Children and Elders watched as the Element team skated and gifted kids with product donated from Element. The tribe will be breaking ground on a skatepark this fall thanks to the generous support of the Sheckler Foundation. Thanks to everyone who came out and ripped with us for the day. We hope to come back soon!
Elemental Awareness teamed up with the WLCAC in Watts, CA to bring the Element “No Board Left Behind” program to the kids for the Holidays. The kids brought their used boards and we cut them into cruisers and provided new trucks, wheels, bearings and hardware. After all the cutting was done, we all headed over to the skate park for a session with the new skateboards. Special thanks goes out to the WLCAC and everyone who came out!
Video from the 2011 MAKE IT COUNT CONTEST series in Rincon, Puerto Rico is up! Congrats to Yariel Melendez, the overall winner of the contest! Yariel will join other contest winners from all over the world at Element YMCA Skate Camp for finals in June, along with a trip to The Berrics! Next stop is Denver!
Dylan Christopher is a 23-year old with a mission… He is riding his bicycle across the country, and documenting the entire voyage. As an instructor for Elemental Awareness at the Element YMCA Skate Camp, the EA family have come together to sponsor Dylan’s adventure. Dylan welcomes anyone interested in getting involved, whether it be donations, providing a couch to sleep on along his journey, or sharing of useful information… If you’d like to help out in anyway possible, please contact him here.