Press Release 1st December
SKATEISTAN AIMS TO RAISE $100,000 TO KEEP THINGS ROLLING WITH THE HELP OF TONY HAWK, JAMIE THOMAS, MIMI KNOOP, AND THE CITIZENS OF SKATEISTAN.
The non-profit organization that brings skateboarding and education to at-risk youth in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa aims to raise $100,000 in December to ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’. 2016 is set to be a big year, with two new projects, as well as working to grow their reach to over 2,000 youth worldwide, Skateistan needs your support now more than ever before. Legendary ambassadors Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, and Mimi Knoop, alongside the many ‘Citizens of Skateistan’, have gotten involved to capture what this month’s campaign is all about: community.
‘Skateboarding brings people together because it is the great equalizer. You have no advantage given your background, your economics or your location. It’s more about; here is a skateboard, what can you do with it?’ explains Skateistan Ambassador, Tony Hawk.
Skateboarding unites people all over the world. In honor of that, ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’ will showcase the faces and stories of the supporters, students, skateboarders, and staff who are a part of what they do. “When I come to Skateistan I feel like my family is with me,” says Shabnam, a volunteer at the Mazar-e-Sharif skate school. As a family and community, they share a dream of bringing children together through skateboarding and education. To help them continue their work, you can donate, fundraise, or join the ‘Citizens of Skateistan’, the new monthly donor club which launches as part of the campaign. For as little as $10 a month, you can help make it possible for thousands of children to attend Skateistan’s programs; to grow, learn, skate, and become role models. Donating monthly and becoming a ‘Citizen of Skateistan’ is the best way for you to help Skateistan and be part of their growing international community…
We are the ‘Citizens of Skateistan’. Set aside 3 minutes to watch the launch video to find out more. Edited by Ty Evans, featuring Skateistan’s community of students, staff, Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, and Mimi Knoop.
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For more information about this press release please contact:
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Using the hook of skateboarding, Skateistan focuses on engaging the world’s hardest-to-reach youth aged between 5-17 years. Once children latch onto skateboarding, Skateistan enrolls them in their core educational programs: Skate and Create, Back to School and Youth Leadership. Skateistan currently provides full-time programming for more than 1600 young people in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
About Keep Skateistan Rolling:
Twice a year Skateistan looks to the public for donations to ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’. The month-long fundraising campaign can be supported by one-off donations, fundraising and monthly donations.
About Citizens of Skateistan:
The ‘Citizens of Skateistan’ is the new monthly donor club launching December 1st as part of the ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’ campaign. Skateistan aims to grow a solid international community around skateboarding for education, to change children’s lives. It is the best way for the public to support the efforts Skateistan.