A Live Life Call To Action event

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Stronghold Society’s
ONE Gathering Skate For Life -DENVER 2011
to benefit the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark
A Live Life Call Call to Action Campaign

Major Skateboard Event July 9th 2011!

The ONE Gathering – Skate For Life competition will take place JULY 9th 2011 at the Downtown Denver Skatepark. The skatepark is located on 20th Street and I-25 near the South Platte River – a historical gathering place for the Apache, Arapaho, Lakota, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Navajo, Pawnee, Pueblo, Shoshone, Ute and many other Indigenous cultures to this area. The ONE Gathering will prove to be another huge success with proceeds this year benefiting the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark/Art Studio to be built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (a project of Stronghold Society, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization).

Last year’s ONE Gathering gained full support from the City of Denver. The event attracted about 5,000 attendees, 100+ skate competitors, 30 vendors, and over 60 awesome volunteers. The stage rocked all day with music from NDAAZ, Jamie Laurie of the Flobots, Gabriel YAIVA, The Beer Boyz (aka nonBeerBoyz for the cause), Trickshot, Racecar Spelled Backwards, Skyline Surrender, etc! Major supporters included FritoLay/Gatorade/Pepsico, VANS Off The Wall, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Denver American Indian Commission, Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Tocabe Native American Eatery, G&B Solutions, A-sa-ma-di, Atomic Air, Elevated Color, RMICC and many, many others. The South Dakota GEARUP Program brought over 200 Native youth and the State of Wyoming brought hundreds of youth to attend as well. NOW we are planning for our next ONE Gathering in Denver, CO in July 2011, and we thank you for your continued support of our outreach efforts.

“Skateboarding Saves Lives” is a Live Life Call To Action to support and encourage Native American youth to find hope and ambition to live a healthy life in mind, body and spirit. Our overall goal for the ONE Gathering – Skate For Life is to promote inclusiveness and a positive impact on youth of all races. By incorporating artistic achievement, social change, innovation, education, and healthy way of life outlooks, it will ensure a higher quality of life for all our youth.

You thrive, I thrive, WE THRIVE… as it should be. The Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.

WE VALUE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT in our outreach efforts and in helping us to make this another successful ONE Gathering!

Contact Stronghold Society at info@strongholdsociety.org or 303-255-1730 and ask how you can help…. Its On!!!

Reaching out for your SUPPORT with this Live Life Call To Action event… together we can make a difference.

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