Support Skate Like a Girl at Our Next Bout!

February is not just a month for love and chocolate and flowers. It is also a time to show what big hearts we have through caring, supporting, and giving. As you may know, each month that we hold our Bouts, we select an organization to donate to. We then conduct a 50/50 raffle where we sell tickets to our fans. A winner is drawn during the halftime of our second bout. That winner receives 50% of the pot, and the other 50% is donated to the selected organization!

For the month of February, we are giving our donation to a like-minded, wheel related, non-profit organization, Skate Like a Girl, whe could, in particular, use all of our support.

 

Founded in 2000 in Olympia, WA, Skate Like a Girl boasts 3 chapters in Seattle, Portland, and the SF Bay Area, serving more than 10,000 skaters every year. This non-profit organization is on a mission to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding. Through their programs and events, they empower young people and the young at heart, especially focusing on historically underrepresented and underserved identities such as women, trans, low-income, and/or BIPOC skaters. The Seattle Chapter does this work through flagship programs and events including bi-weekly Women and/or Trans Sessions, skateboarding day camps for youth, and the annual Wheels of Fortune weekend event, coming up May 17-19th.

Unfortunately their new indoor skate park and storage space in the Central District was struck by a King County Metro bus on Wednesday, January 24th, in the middle of their weekly free student skate session. Miraculously, none of the thirty children and young adults inside were injured. However, their building was severely damaged and they are left without a space, working tirelessly the last few weeks to try and relocate and reschedule the over 8 programs that were planned. If unable to find a new indoor facility, they estimate it will amount to over 3,500 skaters losing access to a safe and inclusive place to skate for the rest of the winter.

 

Join us at our Februrary bout on the 10th and help Skate Like a Girl get back on board by participating in the 50/50 raffle!