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Posted: February 28th, 2017

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This past Saturday – February 25th – the ladies skated at Transworld Skatepark in Carlsbad thanks to an invite from Poseiden Foundation.

Poseiden Foundation, a non-profit lead by Micaela Ramirez, has been opening skatepark doors to the ladies for years.   They’ve had 8 annual Ladies Day events at the Berrics and now in 2017 they have a monthly event the 4th weekend of the month.

The monthly events are usually held at the Berrics in LA but every so often it’s time to mix it up so this month it was at Transworld in Carlsbad.  Like past events the ticket for admission was a donation to help those in need.

The Poseiden/Transworld event collected dental supplies – toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpaste.  I wasn’t able to go but I was lucky enough to catch up with Micaela for this recap.

Congrats, Micaela for organizing another successful Girl Power event!

How many girls came?

Micaela:  About 25 girls came;  it was a fun session with a couple sibling brothers to cheer them on.

How many supplies were you able to collect?  Also who are the kits going to?

Micaela:  We collected 10 dental floss, 10 toothpaste, and 36 toothbrushes. The kits are for our Humanitarian Outreach Program, and this year’s focus will be Cuba.

Many families in Cuba are not able to access what we take for granted on a daily basis.  This project will be a collection each month until Ladies Day at The Berrics, November 11th, 2017. We plan to make over 100 kits that will give a family of 5 the basic hygienic needs we all should have access to.

I heard you had special guests LA Girls Skate Sesh & EXPOSURE Skate, was there a demo or a skate clinic or  ???

Micaela:  The special guests are a way for Poseiden Foundation to highlight other girl organizations that are making a difference in the community. With skateboarding changing and more opportunities opening up for both males and females due to the Olympics, we find it important that we unite and work together, highlighting each others strengths and show how we as “Ladies” can all work together.

We plan on highlighting a new girl organization each month. So, if you have girl organizations in mind that you feel we should share and represent, please email us and let us know. It’s important for us to work together. 🙂

How’d this month end up at Transworld?

Micaela:  Thanks to Chad Foreman and Mike Fitzgerald, they were able to put us in contact with Baily and Keegan who set-up the Ladies Skate Session at Transworld. Thank you guys, for making this event happen for the Ladies!

The “usual” spot is the Berrics but I hear you might have other upcoming surprise locations so what’s the best way to stay informed of the monthly sessions?  

Micaela:  Yes, we will be having some surprise sessions; the best way to stay informed is through our IG PoseidenFoundation

website http://poseidenfoundation.org

and you can email us at LadiesSkate@poseiden.org or Berrics@poseiden.org

If people weren’t able to bring dental supplies there was an option to donate to Poseiden Foundation’s Humanitarian effort.  Last year you built homes in Columbia plus hosted skate events and had a blast with the youth, what’s in store for this year and when are you going?

Micaela:  This year we will be teaming up with Amigo Skate Cuba, we will be visiting 3 cities, and working closely with the communities of Cuba.

We will be giving skate clinics, having Best Trick Skate Contest, and most importantly, bringing supplies to the communities that otherwise not available or extremely expensive if available. These are supplies we as humans should all have access to, and we will be making a difference, not only within the skate community, with in the educational system by providing school supplies, and hygiene.

picture from last year Poseidon Foundation working in Medellin, Columbia

Thanks Micaela for always demonstrating kindness & inspiring others to do the same.  If you attended the event and have additional pictures, videos, stories to share just let me know & tag Poseiden Foundation.  Always room on the blog to share more happy memories.

Below some pictures by Tyler Stewart @ty_lor & yes now I’m extra sorry I missed it they had cake!

 

Posted: December 17th, 2016

An International Collaboration

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

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Our second contest was held at Viga skatepark on December 4th. Viga is one of the many government funded projects headed by Corporacion EVG Extremo which offers a drug, alcohol, and smoke free environment for skaters to enjoy. The competition was fierce as the girls skated for best trick in both the Open and Novice divisions. Huge congratulations to Ana Rendon for taking 1st in Open and Lizeth Melissa Paez Pinto, in Novice. Other prizes were awarded for the quarter pipe, longest manual, and highest ollie over stacked boards. True to Poseiden Foundation style, the crowd went wild for our giveaways where girls and boys went home with Nikita Clothing pins, new skate parts, shirts, shoes, and enough stickers to spread across Colombia! We look forward to following these talented humans and hopefully seeing them fulfill their dreams of competing in the USA!

Posted: December 16th, 2016

An International Collaboration

Medellin, Colombia

Poseiden Foundation| December 1-4, 2016

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Poseiden Foundation is passionate about treating the environment kindly and we strive to educate, motivate, and participate in environmental conservation activities. On December 4th we continued our ongoing collaboration with Techo, an international, nonprofit organization that mobilizes youth volunteers to fight extreme poverty in Latin America by building transitional housing and implementing social programs. Techo por Colombia partnered with the entire Humanitarian Tour team to help build a community garden in the Nueva Jerusalen barrio which will grow enough fruits and vegetables to feed over fifty families! The local children spent the day learning about photography with filmer Mecu Videla while the families explained their immense gratitude for this opportunity of providing food for their loved ones.

Posted: December 13th, 2016

An International Collaboration

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

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One of the proudest moments of the tour was the December 2nd Inauguration Ceremony at the Concejo de Medellin (City Hall) where EVG Extremo, Skategirl Colombia, and Poseiden Foundation were recognized as leaders in the history-making, female skateboarding movement! Emotions ran high as the Skategirl ladies presented on the importance of healthy habits, the history of skateboarding, and our very own team leaders: Micalea Ramirez, Amelia Brodka, and Paco Manzanares delivered powerful speeches on the importance of believing in yourself to a room full of supporters.  With backing from the government and the determination of these athletes, Colombia is on track to take the industry by storm!

Posted: June 30th, 2016

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We are proud to announce that…

Poseiden Foundation & LA Girls Skate Sesh is hosting a

GIRL’S SKATE JAM/COMP

SKATE SESH, BEST TRICK, AND HALF-PIPE JAM

Presented By: The Skate House on:

Saturday August 27, 2016 from 12pm-6pm.
*Snacks, Prizes, Fun Skating *All Ages Welcomed*

There will be an open girls skate session and competitions. The competitions will have 3 categories. Beginner (ages 7-under, 8-14), Intermediate, and Advance (flow or sponsored). There will also be a best trick contest. More information will be posted on the websites.

*EVERYONE MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER TO ENTER PARK
(waiver may be filled online).

*EVERYONE UNDER 18 MUST WEAR A HELMET.

This session will be leading to Poseiden Foundation’s Ladies Day At The Berrics!

We hope to see you there ladies! (:
#Poseiden Foundation & #LAGirlsSkateSesh

Posted: May 20th, 2016

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Each year Poseiden’s Share the Love and Empowerment Tour Oahu grows in size and smiles! ”

“It was a super cool to tour with Poseiden in Hawaii, we got to talk to kids about their dreams and tell them about ours. Then got to have one on one time with some of the kids at the skatepark. Poseiden definitely impacted the community. I could just tell after their schools assembly’s at the skatepark, kids were coming up to us and saying they saw us at the school and that they liked our assembly. They were stoked to be at the skatepark with us and just skate and hang out! I’d say hanging out at the skatepark and helping kids learn how to skate was super fun!” -Nicole Hause

Posted: March 8th, 2016

Poseiden Foundation collaborated with Skateboarding Ecuatoriano and Canon Point Galapagos to create the Skatebenefico Tour: Ecuador. Together we interacted with over 1,500 youth from San Cristobol, Guayaquil, and Babahoyo. We hosted several skateboarding events: Skate Jams, Best Tricks, Game of S.K.A.T.E, Hippy Jump and Skate Clinics.

During the Skatebenefico Tour: San Cristobal, Galapagos, we teamed-up with Canon Point Galapagos and held various surf and skate clinics and best trick and hippy-jump  competitions. We helped out with their environmental impact initiative by participating in beach clean-ups, and learning about the fragile ecosystem that is located in San Cristbol, Galapagos. For our Humanitarian Outreach, we worked with Hacienda Tranquila and volunteered to help with their Horse and Art therapy sessions with children with Autism and Down-Syndrome. We also teamed up with Techo poor Ecuador and the skateboarding community in Guayaquil and Babahoyo we raised over $500.00 towards Techo por Ecuador. The money collected will help complete three post-construction homes.

We at Poseiden Foundation would like to thank all those who continue to follow their passions and dreams. Thank you to all the youth who participated. You are our future and we are excited to see what beautiful changes you’ll bring to your community, environment and community!

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Posted: December 6th, 2015

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Poseiden Foundation Holiday Fundraiser 2015! Tonight in Encinitas. Come celebrate and come contribute to a global vision of eliminating poverty, uplifting the youth, and bridging social barriers.

Tonight: December 6th, 2015

5pm-8pm at Vuori on the 101 in Encinitas, California.

Benefiting:

#skateboardingecuatoriano

#‎‎canonpointgalapagos‬

#‎techoporecuador

 

Posted: November 17th, 2015

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Photos by Kim Woozy

Poseiden Foundation’s 7th Annual Ladies Day at The Berrics rocked.
Over 150 females from four continents, skating together for one day- Ladies Day 2015.

Photo Gallery on www.mahfia.tv

Posted: November 16th, 2015

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