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The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF), in association with primary sponsors Zoo York, Vans, HBO and Camp Woodward, is proud to announce the 5th Annual Harold Hunter Day will take place Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the L.E.S. Skatepark in New York City.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, and managed by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation, Harold Hunter Day V will once again unite NYC’s tight-knit skate community for a positive day of skateboarding, camaraderie and remembrance.

Harold Hunter was a legendary New Yorker with a larger-than-life personality and altruistic nature that enabled him to touch the lives of countless people around the world. Each year HH Day commemorates a life well lived by celebrating the things Harold loved most – skateboarding, music, friends, family, and of course, New York City.

“I look forward to celebrating five years of remembering Harold’s life at this year’s HH Day,” says Steve Rodriguez, 5boro Skateboards Founder and Harold Hunter Foundation Board Member. “Ever since I participated in my first HHF project years ago, I knew it was an organization I wanted to continue working with.  The impact that the HHF has on the kids involved is simply too great to not be a part of it.”

On Saturday afternoon, November 12th, Harold Hunter Day V will kick off at the L.E.S Skatepark on the corner of Pike and Monroe Streets under the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. An all-ages skate jam will run from 1:00–5:00pm and feature product giveaways, appearances by pro skateboarders, live music from DJ Smoke L.E.S., and pop-up “Best Trick” contests with prizes including a one-year supply of *Zoo York apparel and other gear from event sponsors.

Immediately following the skate jam, an after-party will be held at Max Fish located at 178 Ludlow Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The gathering will be open to the public (21+ only) with live beats provided by DJ Smoke L.E.S. and friends.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skate community and related affiliates 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 principal goal in mind, a limited edition Harold Hunter Day V t-shirt designed by Mark Nardelli from 5boro, and a skateboard deck crafted by Sam Wilson from With A Mouse Design, will be sold at the event with proceeds benefiting the Harold Hunter Foundation. Both items will also be available post-event at select New York skateshops.

Harold Hunter Day V is made possible through generous support from event sponsors Zoo York, Vans, HBO, Camp Woodward, Supreme, Cottonmouth, ProSport Wellness, SHUT, Paradox, BONES Wheels, Bones Bearings, With A Mouse Design, Prographix, The Professionals: NYC Sound Company, and the collective New York City skateboard community.

Let us know if you plan to attend on Facebook.

*One-year supply of Zoo York apparel includes 20 t-shirts, 10 button downs, 5 hoodies, and assorted shorts & denim.

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A selection of limited edition Harold Hunter Foundation and Harold Hunter Day IV products are now available exclusively at the SHUT Store located at 158 Orchard Street in the L.E.S.

All proceeds benefit the HHF, so stop by or give the SHUT crew a call at: 212-420-7488

Commemorative HH Day IV T-Shirt

HHF Deck

HHF Vinyl Sticker

SHUT Skates
158 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
212-420-SHUT (7488)

Monday-Friday: 1pm-7pm
Weekends: Noon-7pm


Harold Hunter Day IV is this Sunday, October 10th, and to commemorate this year’s event a limited edition t-shirt ($20), deck ($50) and vinyl sticker ($2) will be sold with proceeds benefiting the Harold Hunter Foundation.

The t-shirt was designed by Mark Nardelli and features a classic Harold photo by Giovanni Reda, and the deck was designed by Eli Gesner.

Quantities are limited to: 144 t-shirts / 50 decks / 500 vinyl stickers (4″x6″)


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


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.”