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Elemental Awareness hit the road to visit their friends on the Apache, Flathead, and Navajo reservations, where they were able to skate with the kids, and connect on a larger level…
Through the CHANGING LIVES THROUGH SKATEBOARDING program, they were able to give away more than 100 pairs of shoes, 50 skateboards and tons of other product. Needless to say, the kids were hyped and received some much needed gear.
On September 24th 2011, Element and Beachworks joined forces to present the ELEMENT EQUINOX FESTIVAL. Set in Element’s own Orange County backyard, the festival included an amateur contest, team demo, team signing and a bevy of booths to keep attendees psyched. Two amateur contests were held: thirteen and under and fourteen plus. A total of $1,000 was awarded to the winners, $700 of which made its way into the back pocket of 14+ winner Edgar Barrera.
In addition, a free trip to Element / Ymca Skate Camp was awarded to the winner of the thirteen and under contest, Vinny Villani.
As impressive as the 14+ contest and demo were, the young kids contest really brought the stoke. Seeing the young’uns with decks as big them go for glory brought smiles to the faces of even the most jaded among us.
While not watching the skate action, attendees tie-dyed t-shirts, got henna tattoos, played skateboard wheel plinko to win free Element gear and checked out an array of animals on display from Inside the Outdoors.
For more photos from the event, visit our Flickr page.
Slap Magazine spent a week up to Element YMCA Skate Camp this past Summer. During their stay they caught up with Elemental Awareness Director Todd Larson and asked a few questions regarding Elemental Awareness and how it projects outside of Skate Camp. Check out the full interview here!
Element and Elemental Awareness will be heading out to the North and Southwest to hang out, skate, give shoes and boards through the new “Changing lives through skateboarding” program from Sept. 6th-Sept. 20th. Check the flyer for dates and times. If you live in any of these areas, look for the Element van and throw us a peace sign, you never know what we might throw back. See you on the road…