Maan Dela Cruz via Crowdrise
November 06, 2011
BENEFITING: STOKED MENTORING
ORGANIZER: STOKED MENTORING
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Dear Family and Friends,
During my first snowboarding trip, I took one run down the bunny slope and realized I should’ve learned how to stop first. But even as I screamed down the “mountain,” I became hooked and set out to become a decent, if not Olympics-bound, snowboarder. After two seasons and too many falls to count, mission accomplished!
The sense of empowerment I got from snowboarding is what Stoked Mentoring instills in teens. Stoked is a youth development program that uses action sports, such as snowboarding, to bring about life-long positive changes. By combining action sports activities with mentoring, after-school programs, and community service, Stoked teaches youth the skills they need to succeed in school, work and life. Since its inception in 2005, 100% of Stoked participants have graduated from high school.
I'm excited and honored to take on new challenges on behalf of Stoked--running the NYC Marathon and raising $2,750. Please help me reach my goals by making a donation. There's never a great time to donate money, but even a few dollars will go a long way. (Plus it's tax deductible and will make you feel good inside.)
Thank you, in advance, for your support and donation!
PS. For more on Stoked, check out the video or visit www.stoked.org.