Stoked mentoring helps through snowboarding

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 18, 2009 6:30 am


Stoked mentoring is a phenomenal program that aims at mentoring disadvantaged youth through snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. It’s only been around for a few years, but it’s already garnered the respect and support of athletes, celebrities and other various big wigs from around the world. New York City was the site of the 2009 Stoked Awards last week, where awards were given to the Volunteer of the year, mentor/mentoree of the year and more. Here’s what snowboarder Trevor Andrew had to say: “It was incredible to watch these kids talk about their lives opening because of riding or skating. I’m a believer—everything in my life came from snowboarding.”

This great program was founded by Sal Masekela, who runs the NYC Marathon every year to raise money for Stoked. This year, he raised 80 grand. At the awards ceremony, the emotions of the night quickly caused people to throw in another 20 grand for the cause.

Please read more about Stoked and the Awards ceremony here.


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