July 9th, 2011
ONE Gathering Skate For Life -
to benefit the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark
A Live Life Call to Action Campaign
Major Skateboard Event July 9th, 2011 – DENVER Colorado!!!
The ONE Gathering – Skate For Life competition will take place in JULY 9th 2011 at the Downtown Denver Skatepark. The skatepark is located on 20th Street and I-25 near the South Platte River – a historical gathering place for the Apache, Arapaho, Lakota, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Navajo, Pawnee, Pueblo, Shoshone, Ute and many other Indigenous cultures to this area. The ONE Gathering will prove to be another huge success with proceeds this year benefiting the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark/Art Studio to be built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (a project of Stronghold Society, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization).
Last year’s ONE Gathering gained full support from the City of Denver. The event attracted about 5,000 attendees, 100+ skate competitors, 30 vendors, and over 60 awesome volunteers.
Major supporters included FritoLay/Gatorade/Pepsico, VANS Off The Wall, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Denver American Indian Commission, Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Tocabe’s Native American Eatery, G&B Solutions, A-sa-ma-di, Atomic Air, Elevated Color, RMICC, Nakota Designs and many, many others.
The stage rocked all day with music from NDAAZ, Jamie Laurie of the Flobots, Gabriel YAIVA, The Beer Boyz (aka nonBeerBoyz for the cause), Trickshot, Racecar Spelled Backwards, Skyline Surrender, etc! The South Dakota GEARUP Program brought over 200 Native youth and the State of Wyoming brought hundreds of youth to attend as well.
NOW we are planning for our next ONE Gathering in Denver, CO in July 9th, 2011, and gaining some serious support from all these people and MORE… and we thank you for your continued support of our outreach efforts. We will once again unite our communities, our youth, major companies, non-profits, vendors, musicians, skate clubs and skate shops, etc.
Stronghold Society’s “Skateboarding Saves Lives” is a Live Life Call To Action to support and encourage Native American youth to find hope and ambition to live a healthy life in mind, body and spirit. Our overall goal for the ONE Gathering – Skate For Life is to promote inclusiveness and a positive impact on youth of all races. By incorporating artistic achievement, social change, innovation, education, and healthy way of life outlooks, it will ensure a higher quality of life for all our youth.
You thrive, I thrive, WE THRIVE… as it should be. The Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.