Last November, EA visited the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) and held a skateboard event at the Sacaton skate park. Inspired by the turn out and the passion the kids have for skateboarding in Gila River, some of the skateboard "elders" have put on a few events to keep the stoke alive. They had an event a few weeks ago. Check out the video from the event below.
One of the people responsible for keeping the events going out in Gila River is Reuben Ringlero. He has been skating all his life and grew up in the area. He knows what challenges face kids growing up in the area and feels skateboarding is a positive outlet for native youth. Check out the video that Reuben made from our visit to the GRIC (see below). Big thanks to Reuben and all the skateboarders who are spreading positivity through skateboarding out on the Rez.