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HHF DOUBLES WOODWARD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IN 4TH YEAR OF PROGRAM

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)

HHF x ELEMENT YMCA SKATE CAMP

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

LIMITED EDITION ACTIONS REALIZED HHF DECK

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.

MAYSLES CINEMA TRIBUTE SCREENINGS

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.

HAROLD HUNTER TRIBUTE MOVIE | JULY 29

On July 28th and 29th, the Maysles Cinema in Harlem presents the sixth monthly installment of its sports-themed series, “Jock Docs.”

Rolling through the history of NYC skateboarding, this month’s series focuses on two fallen heroes: Harold Hunter and Andy Kessler.  Presented in association with the Andy Kessler Foundation and Harold Hunter Foundation, this installment aims to commemorate their talents and lasting impact through skate videos, documentaries, discussions and celebration.

On Wednesday night, July 28th, at 7:30pm the Maysles Cinema will show “Deathbowl to Downtown: The Evolution of Skateboarding in New York City.”  And then on Thursday night, July 29th, at 8:00pm it will show “Legends Never Die: Harold Hunter Tribute,” which was filmed and produced by acclaimed videographer RB Umali.

The Maysles Cinema is located at 343 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128th Streets.  Click here for ticket info and visit the Maysles Institute’s website for full details.

BLK OPS LIFE BBQ | BED-STUY | JULY 17

On Saturday, July 17th, BLK OPS will host a private party and fundraiser in Bed-Stuy that will benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation Camp Woodward Scholarship fund.  The party kicks off at 5pm with BBQ on the menu and a $20 charitable donation requested upon entry.

Since this is a private gathering, you’ll need to RSVP for directions if you plan to attend: haroldhunterfoundation@gmail.com