SUMMER PROGRAMS UPDATE
Dear Skate Like a Girl registered camp families and interested skaters!
We hope that you are healthy and staying safe during these challenging times. This is an unprecedented time and we’d like to thank you for your patience as we work through new challenges this pandemic has presented. Below is an update on the status of our plans for skate camp this summer.
As you know, local officials in our 3 chapter cities are starting to put forth plans for various businesses reopening. While deadlines and recommendations seem to be changing daily, our plan to run in-person summer programming has been amended. We have made the tough call to not host in-person programming this summer.
Instead, we will be offering an adapted at-home skate camp program to ensure that youth can still receive the following benefits:
Our entire team is working hard to iron out the details for our contactless skate camp experience. Our goal is to provide an experience that is engaging, youth-centric, and in-line with Skate Like a Girl’s mission to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding. More info on at-home skate camp coming soon!
If you are in the financial position to do so, we encourage you to avoid the cash refund option. 50% of our generated revenue is from fee-based programs such as skate camp, which make our free programs for high-needs children possible. By keeping your funds within our organization, you are ensuring that Skate Like a Girl will continue to serve the whole community, not just kids who can afford it. Skate Like a Girl is confident in our ability to sustain through this pandemic, and we look forward to skating with everyone in person as soon as we are able to.
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support and understanding.
The Skate Like a Girl Director Team,
Kristin Ebeling, Executive Director
Kwame Salmi-Adobofour, Co-Director Seattle
Soph Elden, Co-Director Seattle
Terence Stilin-Rooney, Director Portland
Ashley Masters, Co-Director SF Bay
Kim Woozy, Co-Director SF Bay
If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skate Like a Girl is a nonprofit organization empowering individuals, especially young womxn, to become strong, confident leaders who promote and implement equity through the vehicle of skateboarding. We believe that skateboarding is a tool to build confidence, resilience, and foster inclusive community. Our mission is to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through the sport of skateboarding. Founded 17 years ago, we currently operate chapters in Seattle, Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area.
WHEELS OF FORTUNE 11
POSTPONED TO 2021
Stay Tuned for More Info!
Skate Like a Girl is super excited to host our 11th annual Wheels of Fortune in Seattle, WA, USA as soon as it is safe to do so! For the last several years, this event weekend showcasing women, trans, non-binary, and gender non-confirming skaters has been hosted during the first weekend in May. Due to the pandemic, we are unsure when we can confirm dates for WOF11. In the meantime, reminisce with the recap footage and photos, help spread the word, and consider joining the WOF 11 Planning Committee. Weekend schedule, sign-ups, and more coming as soon as possible!
Our merch supports accessible skateboarding programs for youth across Seattle, Portland, and the SF Bay Area! Each purchase helps our organization expand our reach and provide skate gear and free and low-cost programming to youth throughout our chapters. Art by Jess Wu-O (@mixedricezines).