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HH DAY VII SET FOR OCTOBER 12 IN NYC

The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF), in association with primary sponsors Airwalk, Skullcandy, Zoo York, Monster Energy, and Supreme, is proud to announce the 7th Annual Harold Hunter Day will go down Saturday, October 12th, from 1:00-5:00pm at NYC’s Coleman Oval/L.E.S. Skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, and managed by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation, Harold Hunter Day VII will once again unite NYC’s tight-knit skate community for a positive, fun-filled day of skateboarding in memory of Harold. The event celebrates what Harold cherished most: skateboarding, music, friends, family, and of course, New York City.

Hosted by Jefferson Pang and Dave Ortiz, with live music provided by DJ Smoke L.E.S., Harold Hunter Day VII will feature an all-ages skate jam with appearances by pro skateboarders, pop-up Best Trick contests, and massive product giveaways.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skate community and related outlets 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.

In this spirit, one of the HHF’s major initiatives each year is its Skate Camp Scholarship. Since the organization’s inception, close to 100 scholarships have been awarded to deserving local skaters to attend Camp Woodward and/or the Element YMCA Skate Camp through funds raised by the HHF.

With fundraising in mind, this fall the Harold Hunter Foundation will proudly release three limited edition collaborations with Airwalk, Skullcandy and Zoo York. Proceeds from all three collabs will benefit the HHF to help further its youth-focused programs.

The Hunter Collection by Airwalk features a skate shoe and t-shirt capsule that pays homage to Harold. The low profile, vulcanized sneaker retails for $50.00, and the t-shirt for $19.99. Both co-branded items are exclusively available at Airwalk.com, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the HHF.

Harold was a huge music fan, so collaborating with Skullcandy was a natural fit. The HHF x Skullcandy Aviator headphone is emblazoned with an iconic portrait of Harold that was photographed by Giovanni Reda. Featuring industry-leading Supreme Sound technology and a sophisticated aesthetic, only 100 pairs of the hand-numbered and assembled headphones will be available beginning October 12th at Skullcandy.com, TheBerrics.com, and the SHUT store on NYC’s Lower East Side. All proceeds will benefit the HHF.

Harold was one of the OG members of the Zoo Crew. It was his legendary antics and larger-than-life personality that helped put the NYC skate scene on the map years ago. Zoo York is celebrating the extraordinary history of East Coast skateboarding with its new Zoo York Kings collection. To launch the premium apparel and hardgoods offering, and celebrate the life and times of Harold, Zoo York has teamed up with the Harold Hunter Foundation to release a limited edition deck and t-shirt. The collaborative kit will only be available at select skate shops, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the HHF.

Harold Hunter Day VII is made possible through generous support from the aforementioned primary sponsors as well as 5boro, SHUT, TORRO!, Rock Star Bearings, Trophy Grip, New Breed, UXA, Shake Shack, The Professionals: NYC Sound Company, and the collective NYC skateboarding community.

– HHF x AIRWALK –

– HHF x SKULLCANDY –

– HHF x ZOO YORK –

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HHF DR TOUR 2013: FIRST DAYS IN SANTO DOMINGO

In February 2013 the HHF went on it’s first international skate/service tour with Luis Tolentino to the Domician Republic. The trip was made possible by the support of two amazing sponsors; Redbull and Airwalk, and product donations from SHUT, Zoo York, Homage, TORRO NYC, Spitfire, Tork, Thunder, Triple 8, and Rockstar Bearings. Check out some pictures from our first few days in Santo Domingo courtesy of our friends Spiral Skate.

Meet the Crew

Carlo Carezzano (6)

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Dennis (2)

Dennis Miron

Justin (4)

Justin Kinard

Luis Tolentino (4)

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Steven Lora (3)

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Wade Yates (1)

Wade Yates

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First Spot: Jardines del Norte Park

 

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For more about the HHF crew’s first days in DR check out Justin and Wade’s blog for Airwalk Already Famous

NYC ALL STARS SKATE JAM RECAP

On Saturday, April 2nd, Rodney Torres hosted the “NYC All Stars Skate Jam” at Garden Skate.  The event commemorated Harold’s birthday and benefited the non-profit HHF.

The turn-out was amazing, the skating was ridiculous, and the overall vibe was super positive and fun.  You simply can’t beat 3 hours of energized shredding with NYC’s finest pros, ams and legends, along with a a huge product toss and Best Trick contest; which Andre Beverley won – Congrats!

Once the skate jam was a wrap, the 21+ crowd flocked to The Blind Barber on NYC’s Lower East Side for “Harold’s Birthday Bash” which featured drink specials, plenty of good times and beats by DJ Smoke L.E.S. and DJ Hiro.

All donations and proceeds raised during both events will help the HHF with its on-going 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.

Special thanks goes out to all the sponsors including Zoo York, 5boro, SHUT, DC, Hopps, After Midnight, Naysayer, Raised Fist, New Breed, Rockstar Bearings, UXA, Open Road of New York and NYSkateboarding.com.

All photos shot by HHF friend Ryan Zimmerman.

For even more pics, check out Garden Skate’s photo album on Facebook.

NYC ALL STARS SKATE JAM & HAROLD’S B-DAY BASH ON 4/2

NYC skateboard advocate, Rodney Torres, is proud to announce that on Harold’s birthday, Saturday, April 2nd, he will host a charity skate jam to benefit the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation.

The “NYC All Stars” skate jam will run from Noon-3:00pm at New Jersey’s premier indoor skatepark, Garden Skate.  A bevy of NYC’s finest pros, ams and legends will be there to session the park and judge a Best Trick contest with prizes donated by Zoo York, 5boro, SHUT, DC, Hopps, After Midnight, Naysayer, Raised Fist, New Breed, Rockstar Bearings, UXA, Open Road of New York and NYSkateboarding.com.  A $5 donation is encouraged upon entry.

Once the skate jam is finished, the Harold Hunter Foundation will host a fundraising party for the 21+ crowd at The Blind Barber on NYC’s Lower East Side.  Dubbed “Harold’s Birthday Bash,” the party will run from 5:00-9:00pm and feature a raffle, drink specials and live sets by DJ Smoke L.E.S. and DJ Hiro.  A $5 donation is encouraged upon entry.

All donations and proceeds raised during both events will directly benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation and support 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.

* Garden Skate is located at 321 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, NJ 07058 | 973-287-7626 | Google Maps

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.