BENEFITING: STOKED MENTORING
ORGANIZER: STOKED MENTORING
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
I've been lucky enough to be on the Board of Directors of STOKED, a 501(c)(3) charity, for the past 2 years. Stoked uses a variety of snowboard, skateboard and surf-based programs to teach underserved teenagers in New York and LA life skills. This organization is mightily effective. Through Stoked, kids learn the big and small skills needed for success--perserverance, courage, self-worth, self-confidence, how to shake hands, how to look people in the eyes when talking. The experience has been gratifying and dynamic, and I want to throw my full weight behind Stoked--for 26.2 miles.
If you saw me at mile 24 last time I did the NYC Marathon, you understand how worthy of sacrifice I think this organization is. Support me as I take on the New York City Marathon for Stoked, but more importantly--support this awesome charity.
With much appreciation for every little bit,
STOKED MENTORING wrote -
Team Stoked is a group of tastemakers who proactively support the Stoked mission on foot, board, or bike. We believe that action sports are a means to empowering youth from under-served communities to achieve a more successful future. We are willing to prove this by mentally and physically challenging ourselves through sport.
This is Stoked's 4th consecutive year as a bronze level charity partner of the ING New York City Marathon! All the funds raised through Team Stoked will directly support Stoked's action sport-based youth development programs in New York City and Los Angeles.