For the 4th straight year, the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) awarded skate scholarships to deserving NYC youth.

Doubling the number of scholarships that were awarded last summer, this week 16 local skaters headed to Camp Woodward including Andre Beverly, Kadeem Brown, Melquan Chisolm, Eamon Doster-Schellenbaum, Joel Green, Talik Harden, Brian Ibarguen, Mory Kamara, Jhoao Lopez, Steven Lora, Enrique Martinez, Sebastian Pena-Campodonico, Val Perre, Michael Rivas, Anthony Rodriguez and Khyle Williams.

The scholarships were generously donated by Camp Woodward and Red Bull, with extra expenses covered by money raised throughout the year at various HHF events.  In addition, complimentary gear to outfit each camper was provided by DVS, Triple Eight, Zoo York, CCS, SHUT, Spitfire and Thunder.  Campers also received special edition HHF decks designed by Eli Gesner.

Special thanks goes out to the following HHF friends for their support in helping pull it all together: Billy Rohan from Open Road, Michael Cohen, and Brian Deka Paupaw from the Hoods to Woods Foundation.

All photos courtesy Fivel Rothberg, Paul Park, Akira Ruiz and Michael Cohen.

HHF swag distribution center

The product line-up

More product – Thank you Zoo York

Special edition HHF decks assembled by the SHUT Skate Mechanics

Happy campers

Safety first courtesy of Triple Eight

Nothing beats a brand new set up – Thanks DLXSF

HHF momma hen, Jessica, smiles upon her flock – Go Squishy!

HHF Represent!

Huge thanks to Deka and Michael for all their help

Manny Mania tribute session pre-Woodward

More manual madness in the LES

2010 HHF Woodward crew at Red Bull’s Manny Mania contest

Don’t leave home without it

Paul’s at Woodward with Akira now – more pics coming soon

Out with the old, in with the new… Thank you DVS

They don’t call it Manny Mania for nothin’

A well-deserved rest

Sunday morning at 12th & A

Next stop: Camp Woodward!

Welcome to the promised land

Front board on the 5 stair (Eamon Doster-Schellenbaum)

Handling business on Woodward’s wooden steps (Brian Ibarguen)

Low profile backside flip (Steven Lora)



For the first time ever, the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) flew scholarship recipients to California to attend the Element YMCA Skate Camp.  Making the trip were NYC locals and former HHF Woodward campers D’Andre Martin and Kadeem Walters.

The scholarships were donated by Element and coordinated by Billy Rohan, with etnies sneakers provided by Alex Corporan.  Plus, D’Andre and Kadeem received special edition HHF complete skateboards.

All photos courtesy Michael Cohen and Jessica Forsyth.

Geared up and ready to go (D’Andre Martiin and Kadeem Walters)

Dropping off bags before heading to the gate

Thank you Elemental Awareness & Element YMCA Skate Camp


As part of Real Skateboards ongoing Actions REALized program, we’re proud to announce a limited edition Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) deck is now available at finer skateshops nationwide.  The deck is a tribute to Harold and features an iconic photo shot by long-time friend Giovanni Reda.

As Reda puts it, “Harold Hunter was and always will be a huge personality in skateboarding… These boards help people see the good work the Harold Hunter Foundation is doing for kids in New York City.  Through the HHF we keep his spirit alive and make sure Harold’s fire never goes out.  We miss you Harold — your legend will never die!”

Real will donate a portion of all proceeds from the sale of this deck to the Harold Hunter Foundation.


Last week the Maysles Cinema in Harlem hosted two nights of skateboarding films — Wednesday, July 28th, featured “Deathbowl to Downtown” and honored Andy Kessler, and Thursday, July 29th, featured shorts by Steve Marino and Tom Colabraro, as well as “Legends Never Die: Harold Hunter Tribute” by RB Umali.

Kids came out from all over NYC and scored raffle gear from Zoo York, 5boro and KCDC.  Plus, to keep the good times rollin’, Brooklyn Brewery provided adult beverages that were thoroughly enjoyed by the 21+ crowd.

Big thanks goes out to all the sponsors and to everyone that showed up in support of our two fallen brothers, Andy Kessler and Harold Hunter.