LIMITED EDITION HHF x DVS SHOE COLLAB

We are proud to announce we have teamed up with DVS for a limited edition Harold Hunter Foundation collab that will hit shops in October to coincide with HH Day IV.

The Rico CT HHF Shoe Series will be available in Red Suede, Black Suede and an all-over print featuring classic Harold photos shot by Giovanni Reda.  DVS will donate proceeds from the sale of these exclusive shoes to the Harold Hunter Foundation.

“Harold was the first person I met in NYC back in ’92 during a Blind tour,” says Podium VP Tim Gavin. “He took care of us right from the start.  He’s always been a NY legend and a good person.  I’m stoked to carry on his legacy and support his foundation.”

Look for the HHF x DVS shoes at your local skateshop, or pick up a pair at dvsshoes.com.

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HH DAY IV | OCTOBER 10 | L.E.S. SKATEPARK, NYC

The Harold Hunter Foundation, in association with Zoo York, CCS, DVS Shoes, Camp Woodward and Red Bull, is proud to announce the 4th Annual Harold Hunter Day is set for Sunday, October 10th, in New York City.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, and managed by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation, HH Day IV will once again unite NYC’s skate community for a positive day of skateboarding and good times in honor of Harold.

A true New York icon loved by all, Harold’s larger-than-life personality and giving nature touched the lives of countless people around the world.  HH Day commemorates a life well lived by celebrating the things Harold cherished most – skateboarding, music, friends, family, and of course, NYC.

On Sunday afternoon, October 10th, HH Day IV will kick off at the L.E.S Skatepark on the corner of Pike and Monroe Streets under the Manhattan Bridge.  An all-ages skate jam will run from 1–5pm with pop-up best trick contests, product giveaways, appearances by special guests, and live music from DJ Smoke L.E.S.

Once the skate jam is finished, an after-party will go down at Panda NYC located at 139 Chrystie Street in Manhattan.  Dubbed “Harold’s Happy Hour,” the all-ages gathering will be open to the public with past and present HHF Woodward Scholarship recipients in attendance.

“I love the fact that HH Day connects people and their ideas, and allows for a shared positive experience amongst friends,” says Harold’s brother, Ron Hunter.  “It’s great seeing happy faces and watching kids go crazy for skateboarding because it’s what they love to do.  I know Harold would sincerely thank everyone who supports HH Day and believes in the HH Foundation.”

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skate community and surrounding scene to achieve its mission of using skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.

With this goal in mind, a limited edition HH Day IV t-shirt designed by Mark Nardelli, and HHF deck designed by Eli Gesner, will be sold at the event with proceeds benefiting the Harold Hunter Foundation.  Both items will also be available post-event at select shops.

HH Day IV also marks the official launch of the first-ever Harold Hunter Foundation x DVS sneaker, available this Fall in limited quantities.  As DVS founder Tim Gavin puts it, “Harold was the first person from New York that I had ever met.  Right from the start, he was there to show us around NYC and be an awesome host to his great city.  Ever since meeting Harold that first time, I always hooked him up with shoes and supported him any way I could.  Harold is a legend and to be associated with him and his Foundation is a blessing!”

Harold Hunter Day IV is made possible through generous support from Zoo York, CCS, DVS Shoes, Camp Woodward, Red Bull and Panda NYC, as well as the collective New York skate community.

Legends Never Die!

Special thanks to all the media outlets that have helped spread the word including Transworld Skateboarding, Skateboarder, SLAP, Thrasher, NY Skateboarding, NY Skates, Malakye, Radcollector, and Blood, Sweat & Cheers, among others.

2010 HHF WOODWARD VIDEO

This summer the Harold Hunter Foundation awarded HHF Woodward Scholarships to 16 NYC skaters. Here’s a look at their week-long Camp Woodward session, which was shot and produced by Akira Ruiz and One Pack Productions.

Thanks to all the sponsors for hooking up campers with new gear and hosting fundraisers throughout the year to help make this program happen.  Click here for the full story.

BILLY ROHAN ELEMENT PRO MODEL DECK

Congratulations to HHF Advisory Board Member Billy Rohan whose first-ever Element pro model deck is now available. Billy’s a huge part of the NYC skate scene, and here’s what the Element crew had to say:

“Once in a while you meet someone who profoundly changes your outlook on things. Billy Rohan is that someone. Since moving to New York ten years ago, Billy has been on a personal mission, helping build up a NYC community-based skate program that helps get skateparks built and gives back to the youth. Billy works closely with the New York Parks and Recreations Department and a select number of schools to help give the youth a skate scene that will carry on in the tradition of NYC skateboarding. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to attend one of his events you’ll know that Billy has a heart of gold and is doing this for all the right reasons. In celebration of Billy’s spirit and enthusiasm, Element is proud to introduce Billy’s first pro board for Element.”