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HHF 2012 SKATE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The HHF Skate Camp Scholarship has been our cornerstone program since the Harold Hunter Foundation was established six years ago.  Each summer we send a group of deserving NYC skaters to Camp Woodward and The Element YMCA Camp for a killer one-week session.  Since the scholarship’s inception, we’ve sent roughly four-dozen kids to skate camp.

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2012 HHF Skate Camp Scholarship.  To be considered, an online application must be completed in full and submitted by June 4th, and you must meet the following criteria:

- Born between August 27, 1994 and July 1, 1998 (Age 14-17)
- Live in New York City
- Have health insurance**
- Unable to attend skate camp without financial assistance

- Applications are due by 11:59pm on MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted
- Recipients will attend Woodward Skate Camp for one week in Summer 2012
- Transportation is provided

NEW Campers (If you’ve NEVER been to camp with the HHF before) : Click here for HHF Woodward Application

RETURNING Campers (If you’ve received an HHF skate camp scholarship before): Click here for HHF Woodward Application

**For info about free and low cost health insurance for kids in NYC, please visit Child Health Plus.

If you have questions, please email us and include “APPLICATION” in the subject line for fastest response.

HHF 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO

The mission of the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is to use skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.

Like many inner-city youth, Harold struggled to find a positive outlet to express his emotions, creativity and boundless energy, and to cope with challenging situations at home and school. For Harold, skateboarding was that positive outlet, providing him with countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. We believe skateboarding can do the same for the youth the Foundation serves.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the HHF welcomes tax-deductible donations to support its various programs and initiatives.

Since 2007, the HHF has encouraged and supported local NYC kids’ interest in skateboarding through camp scholarships, winter skate trips, the annual Harold Hunter Day skate jam, and school/career programs.

Check out the HHF 2011 Year in Review video below, and please help further the Foundation’s inspirational work by making a tax-deductible donation today.

From all of us at the Harold Hunter Foundation, we sincerely thank you for your support!

Video produced by Paul Park and Akira Ruiz.

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2011 HHF WOODWARD SCHOLARSHIP

The HHF Woodward Scholarship has been our cornerstone program since the Harold Hunter Foundation was established five years ago.  Each summer we send a group of deserving NYC skaters to Camp Woodward for a killer one-week session.  Since the scholarship’s inception, we’ve sent roughly three-dozen kids to skate camp.

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2011 HHF Woodward Scholarship.  To be considered, an online application must be completed in full and submitted by June 2nd, and you must meet the following criteria:

- Born between August 27, 1993 and July 1, 1997 (Age 14-17)
- Live in New York City
- Have health insurance**
- Unable to attend skate camp without financial assistance

- Applications are due by 11:59pm on Thursday, June 2, 2011
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted
- Recipients will attend Woodward Skate Camp for one week in Summer 2011
- Transportation is provided

NEW Campers: Click here for HHF Woodward Application

RETURNING Campers: Click here for HHF Woodward Application

**For info about free and low cost health insurance for kids in NYC, please visit Child Health Plus.

If you have questions, please email us and include “APPLICATION” in the subject line for fastest response.

2010 HHF Woodward Scholarship Recipients

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.