Be the Change

Skate for a Cause Tour!

BE THE CHANGE: This is who we are, it’s what we’re all about, join the movement to "Be the Change"! See you on our Skate for a Cause Tour!


Skate for a Cause Tour

  • Friday May 10 - Tempe, AZSkate After School

    On May 10th we kicked off our Skate for a Cause Tour in Phoenix, AZ presenting Skate After School with a $10,000 "Be the Change" grant! We had a killer time and are stoked to support the amazing work Ryan Lay and the Skate After School team are doing to be the change they want to see in the lives of kids through SKATEBOARDING. We hope to see you on tour! Thank you Oakley for your support!

    Skate After School is a nonprofit providing innovative after school programs to underserved youth in the greater Phoenix area. Skate After School began as a community project nearly seven years ago. Today, it is a nonprofit that serves roughly 240 students per week across eight low-income schools in the Valley with a team of over 30 qualified volunteers.

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  • Friday June 7 - Sacramento, CAProject Lifelong

    On June 7th we headed to Sacramento, CA presenting Project Lifelong with a $10,000 "Be the Change" grant on stop #2 of our Skate for a Cause Tour! We had an amazing time with Sean LaTour, the Project Lifelong team, presenting sponsor Vivint Solar, Oakley, Red Bull and all the family and friends who made the trip to join us! Thank you Project Lifelong for all you do to be the change you want to see in the lives of kids. We hope to see you on tour! "There are so many life lessons in skateboarding." - Sean LaTour

    Project Lifelong's mission is to empower youth through skateboarding. Our shared dream and vision is to help make skateboarding accessible to any child, from any neighborhood designed to connect with marginalized youth from underserved areas.

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  • Thursday June 27 - New York, NYHarold Hunter Foundation's Legacy Program

    On June 27th we headed to Harlem, New York presenting The Harold Hunter Foundation with a $10,000 "Be the Change" grant on stop #3 of our Skate for a Cause Tour! We had an amazing time with Jessica Forsyth, Alberto Correa, the HHF team, Chaz Ortiz, Fabrizio Santos, Oakley, Red Bull and all the family and friends who made the trip to join us! HHF’s Legacy Program provides essential support and resources, while harnessing and developing potential within the community through a combination of skateboarding activities, mentoring, case management, life skills workshops, and psychosocial support.  Thank you Harold Hunter Foundation for all you do to be the change you want to see in the lives of kids. We hope to see everyone on the next stop of our Skate for a Cause Tour! 

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  • Saturday June 29 - Trenton, NJFreedom

    Freedom is an all-volunteer 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving more people the opportunity to learn the life lessons skating teaches. Freedom’s work to provide a safe space for skating and to provide skateboards to youth who would not otherwise be able to afford them are crucial to creating positive opportunities for kids who need them most.

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  • Wednesday July 31 - Minneapolis, MNWiggle Your Toes

    Wiggle Your Toes is a small but mighty non-profit in Minneapolis, MN that was founded by an amputee for the limb loss and limb difference community by providing peer support, financial assistance, and sport specific prosthetics (which insurance companies still refuse to pay for considering them not necessary).

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  • Friday October 11 - Rapid City, SDProcess Skate Ministry Indoor Skatepark

    After making a huge impact with Grace & Peace Skatepark in Colorado Springs, Process Skate Ministry plans to build another indoor skatepark in Rapid City, South Dakata to provide a safe, sober, year-round facility that skaters could come do what they love in a fun, encouraging environment. Process Skate Ministry focuses on at-risk youth in the areas of building relationships, finding community, overcoming fears and pushing themselves.

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  • Saturday October 12 - Lincoln, NEThe Bay

    The Bay is Nebraska’s only public indoor skatepark, and the largest in the region. The Bay provides access to cameras, high-end computers and other digital arts equipment, helping to close the tech gap for kids living in poverty. All-Access Pass holders qualify for free/reduced lunch, or are involved in the juvenile justice system, have either experienced homelessness, come from single-family homes or foster care, and/or are come from newly immigrant households.

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  • Saturday November 9 - Houston, TXSouthside Skatepark

    Southside Skatepark Skateboarding Day Camp will give 50 scholarships to kids to attend their skate camp teaching them perseverance, self-reliance, exposure to cultures outside their own and to never, ever give up.

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  • Monday November 11 - Nashville, TNMaple Built

    Maple Built is a non-profit apprenticeship program utilizing woodworking to shape the future for young men in Nashville, TN. One of the primary avenues through which Maple Built creates jobs for the young men of Nashville, is through Salemtown Board Co. (SBCo.). SBCo. is a skateboard manufacturing company that was started in October of 2012 as a means to provide on-the-job training for the youth of North Nashville.

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  • Wednesday November 13 - Coconut Creek, FLSkate. Surf. Science.

    Designed to enrich your child’s school curriculum, our coop classes offer physical activity through surf and skate lessons. Create your own skateboard deck, learn how a skateboard is created, and find out what science has to do with landing a trick. At our classes, students are not just skaters in a park or surfers in the water but scientists talking about motion, Newton's laws, simple machines, and the environment.

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