Skateboarding's unique combination of physicality, creativity, courage and its engaging spirit have made it the fastest growing sport in the country. Skateboarders are a special breed, who instinctually understand shared responsibility. Whether it's draining a pool together, dragging around sheets of plywood to create a landing, or filming a friend, with helpfulness built into their ethos it's not surprising that skateboarders have set up numerous charity organizations. There are literally hundreds of skate related non-profits in the US alone.
Our Mission is simple. Provide those non-profits with the necessary supplies to keep them going and support people in need by donating a percentage of our profits while also providing our customers high quality custom deck.
Some of the charities that we donate to and their missions:
The Tony Hawk Foundation
Tony Hawk is a leader within skateboarding and in communities across the country. For more than a decade The Tony Hawk Foundation has been empowering kids and helping to bring skateboarding to towns throughout the US. By utilizing Hawk's popularity and relationships with globally recognized brands, The Tony Hawk Foundation has held fundraising events. The goal of the organization is to help fund recreational programs and bring public skateparks to low-income neighborhoods. "We have awarded over $4-million to more than 500 communities, and we are now officially in all 50 states!" says Founder and President Tony Hawk. "The last ten years have exceeded my expectations, and I am prouder than ever of the work we are doing all over the country."
The Ryan Sheckler Foundation
Since it started in 2008, The Ryan Sheckler Foundation has given away more than three quarters of a million dollars. Launched by Ryan and his mother Gretchen Sheckler, the foundation was established to raise capital and to raise awareness for skateboarding. Through a variety of fundraising efforts, they are able to contribute to a wide spectrum of causes that give back to the community through empowering children through skateboarding.
The Rob Dyrdek Foundation
Recognizing the benefits of skateboarding, in 2003 The Rob Dyrdek Foundation began its mission to expand skateboarding from coast to coast. With the popularity of Dyrdek's television programs and Dyrdek's multi faceted approach, he's been able to help city governments with the design, development, and construction of legal Skate Plazas. In addition The Rob Dyrdek Foundation gives back by building community development through skateboarding workshops and educational programs.
Let It Flow
Let It Flow was launched in 2008 by X Games gold medalist Nyjah Huston and his mother Kelle Huston to bring clean water to people suffering extreme poverty in Africa. Globally 1.2 billion people don't have access to clean water and they are literally dying for it. Stemming from their own experience with collecting and refining water, when they lived on a rural farm, Huston and his mother saw a need and have stepped in to fill it. Let It Flow dug its' first well in Ethiopia from proceeds raised through selling reusable water bottles and they are expanding their fundraising efforts to bring access to clean water to Africa.
Those are just a few from the non-profits that we support.
We thank every single one of you for supporting us and in turn those charities, we all do our best to give as much as possible.
If you want to recommend a non-profit that we should support don't hesitate to contact us!
-Skidmarks Racing Team