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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)