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Posted: December 21st, 2016

An International Collaboration

Medellin, Colombia
Poseiden Foundation| December 1-4, 2016

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Art, like skateboarding, is a vehicle for self-expression and a means to showcase real talent. Two striking young women, Carolina Lujan and Susana Arbelaez, created a mural at 4Sur skate park dedicated to three of the absolute legends in women’s skateboarding: Cara-Beth Burnside, Patti McGee, and Ellen O’Neal Deason. It was heart-warming to mentor these women throughout our time in Medellin and it is their appreciation and dedication to continuing the progress of their mission that Poseiden Foundation will continue to support. It is rewarding to see the joy their mural is bringing to everyone in their skate family, including our very own Amelia Brodka and Mecu Videla who had a blast skating the section at 4Sur!

Posted: December 14th, 2016

An International Collaboration

Medellin, Colombia
Poseiden Foundation| December 1-4, 2016

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The first contest kicked off December 3rd at the 4Sur skate park where over sixty women showed up to compete in the Open and Novice divisions. While the prize packages were wildly impressive and everyone came to win- it was the overwhelming sense of unity, support, and friendship that was truly worth showing up for. The community, skaters, and the future generation of riders were stoked with all the giveaways and watching the talent each of these ladies showcased throughout their best runs. Placing in the Open division were: 1st Jazmin Alvarez, 2nd Anna Maria Falla Toro, 3rd Ana Rendon and in the Novice division were: 1st Viviana Quintero, 2nd Alejandra Ospina, 3rd Lizeth Melissa Paez Pinto. We love the pure joy Viviana showed on her face when she won 1st and her new Active Ride Shop deck! Also, we couldn’t be happier for the three ladies who won these terrific Triple 8 NYC helmets: Juliana Vargas, Manuela Molina, and Juliana Gomez!

Posted: December 7th, 2016

An International Collaboration

Medellin, Colombia
Poseiden Foundation| December 1-4, 2016

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Creating peace and unity through community-wide volunteerism is a key aspect of all Poseiden Foundation Humanitarian Tours. With the generosity and support of our dedicated sponsors, we had the opportunity to partner with A Color- Pinta el Pesebre Medellin, a project based organization that beautifies low-income neighborhoods increasing both the visual curb appeal as well as the pride of the people. It touched our hearts to paint alongside the children, families, and co-creator of Skategirl Colombia, Daniela Gonzalez. This transformation of homes, nearly an entire city block long, will create a lasting image of peace, hope, and pride for Medellin.

Posted: December 3rd, 2016

An International Collaboration

Medellin, Colombia
Poseiden Foundation| December 1-4, 2016

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Our tour kicked off December 1st at the Club Rotario Envigado where we met with an inspiring group of young high school leaders who volunteer their time educating and mentoring their neighborhoods on the importance of grades, graduation, teamwork, and unity. Along with Paco Manzanares of Amor al Skateboarding, our videographer Yvonne Navas, and co-founder of EVG Extremo, Sebastian Montoya, we taught the group techniques to face and overcome their fears as well as the fundamentals of skateboarding. All of the students, as well as some of the teachers, were thrilled to skate for the first time and will definitely keep practicing at one of the community built skate parks.

Posted: December 1st, 2016

An International Collaboration

Medellin, Colombia
Written by: Alisha Betcke for Poseiden Foundation| December 1-4, 2016

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The Poseiden Foundation’s mission is to encourage our youth to follow their dreams and realize their greatest aspirations in life, whatever they may be. This year’s 4th Annual Humanitarian Tour brought the team to Medellin, Colombia for an international collaboration with Corporacion EVG Extremo and Skategirl Colombia, two organizations who aim to empower the female skateboarding movement throughout the entire country. Thanks to all of the sponsors of the 8th Annual Ladies Day at the Berrics and the generosity of private donors, we were able to spark a fire in the female skateboarding community that has only just begun!