Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club, Santa Monica, CA
Sept 20, 2009
Photos by Dan Levy
BACK TO SCHOOL HELLA EPIC SKATEBOARDING EVENT – On Sunday September 20, 2009 the Virginia Avenue Project will be collaborating with Hella Epic, to produce their Back to School Skateboarding Event! At fifteen, Casper Stockwell, an avid skateboarder, decided that he wanted to help kids less fortunate than himself. From traveling the world with his father, John Stockwell, Hollywood filmmaker, Casper soon learned that not all children had access to skateboarding. He was determined to do something about this and with the help of his family and friends he started Hella Epic. Since its inception, Hella Epic has donated hundreds of skateboards and skateboarding equipment to under-served children.On September 20, 2009, Hella Epic has invited kids from the Virginia Avenue Project and the Santa Monica Police Activities League to attend their next event. The event will include a skateboard clinic that will teach kids skateboarding tricks and discuss safety measures as well as give participants skateboards. Live music, food and many surprises are planned for the day. The Virginia Avenue Project has been providing long-term performing arts mentoring to under-served children for seventeen years. VAP uses the arts to help children think creatively and critically about their lives.The Back to School Skateboarding event is scheduled for Sunday September 20, 2009 at the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club. To get involved with this event please contact Myra Vides at (310) 980-4002.