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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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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.

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Posted: November 16th, 2015

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Posted: October 21st, 2015

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Poseiden Foundation​’s 7th Annual Ladies Day at The Berrics coming up soon!
November 14th we will gather again. RSVP by November 10th and we’ll send you location details. All ladies invited to enter our 1st ever female Best Trick Contest at The Berrics​, and get ready to receive your part of the $3,000 prize purse. Bring your donations too as we’ll be collecting used skate product, canned food, and dollars to redistribute through our local youth programs and to the communities that #poseidenfoundation will visit in Quayaquil and Canon Point Galapagos, Ecuador this winter. Ladies Day this year will be from 10am – 5pm, with an all girl skate video premiere screening at 3:30pm. #quityourdayjobvid.
More info on Techo – Ecuador​ : http://www.techo.org/paises/ecuador/techo/mision-vision/

Poseiden Foundation’s 2015 International Tour will be to Ecuador, with skateboarders Vanessa Torres and Amelia Brodka, filmed and presented by The Berrics. The mission of Poseiden Foundation in this Ecuador Tour 2015 is to educate and foster positive and active lifestyles for the youth. Through our skate demos, distribution of skate materials, helping children in orphanages, and working closely with the non-profit organization Techo por Ecuador building houses and the people of Canon Point Galapagos cleaning their beaches, we strive to make an impact and build lifelong relationships .

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer this Ladies Day, please email volunteer@poseiden.org.
Posted: July 1st, 2015

Let’s shine some light on the European skate scene! In particular, let’s look to Heidelberg, Germany. With the Skate Express skate shop open and active since 1989, there’s a steady foundation for up and coming individuals. Check out Frank Rojel. Age 15 and shredding the streets! Phillip Huang, and Florian Sigloch. Max Shrädder, on fire in the bowls. On June 21st, 2015, the skate community hosted a Rock’n’Roll Skate Contest for Go Skateboarding Day 2015. Skate Express Heidelberg collaborated with House of Youth (Haus der Jugend), Plöckstreet Boys Production, Salut Skateboarding, Henrique Vitoria Skateboarding, Grotesque Skate and snowboarding, Welldone Studios, and the Flame along the Neckar River at the Ernst Walz bridge skatepark. Thanks to Poseiden Foundation sponsors: Altamont, Deluxe Distribution- Real Skateboards, Thunder Trucks, Anti-Hero, Krooked, Venture, and Spitfire Wheels, Emerica, Etnies, Landyachtz, Sunset, Element, Skate Girls, and Vans, Poseiden Foundation was able to contribute additional product to the event. With close to 200 spectators and 40 participants rocking the contest, we were glad to be there sharing the love and support! Pictures here are from photographer Philographie. Danke!
– Maya Eve Porter

Posted: January 11th, 2015

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On a sunny Southern California day in the middle of winter, thousands of representatives, creative directors, CEO’s, marketing managers, athletes, enthusiasts, skaters and surfers alike came together to share with one another what they’ve got and find out what it is that they want.

The Agenda Trade Show: Long Beach 2015 ____ inspiration from the inside out.

Tolerance, celebration, gratitude, unification…. Can you feel it?! Our global community is rising! Even as you read these words, like minded people are connecting; core values are being addressed and solutions implemented. A few role models in this time of innovation whom I met at Agenda, have agreed to tap us into their mind-frame and mechanisms that have successfully empowered them to actively co-create the infrastructure and content of our emerging culture.

Store front, event producer, skateboarding sponsor, community resource, OCEAN GROWN of Marina, CA find it their upmost honor to encourage and promote “positive change and unity in the community.”  Merging genres and bridging potential gaps, Henry Perez, owner, takes passionate individuals under his wing who have a willingness to stay focused and utilize the tremendous support available to each one of us. Perez suggests remembering that “the majority of the world is impoverished- yet people still rise against the odds through dedication, love, and sacrifice.”

An ethic of loyalty, hard work and honesty are corner stones upon which Shannon Hayward continues the legacy of athletic footwear brand, Etonics, established 1876. To continue expanding from such a well established foundation, president Hayward offers great inspiration of developing one’s ideas and concepts with effective presentation and unique follow through.

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Damon Thorley, with his presence and poise, reminds us that we are powerful beyond measure. In response to my inquiry of his own first hand experience in the industry, he tells us that everyone involved with the Deluxe Distribution company “is extremely passionate about skateboarding and care a lot about where it goes in the future.” Thorley continues, “We truly believe that skateboarders can change the world and we will always try to support any skater (skate shop and skate community worldwide) affecting positive change around them.”

Recognizing the widespread collective momentum of authentically pursuing a passion and being a positive force for change, Thorley emphasizes the benefit in immersing oneself completely in the activities and culture relative to one’s passion, in order to succeed. “Stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the hardest things to do in any area…. yet depending on the passion or activity there is always a social group, club, or retailer that supports it, and by getting involved and jumping in 100%, you can learn a lot as well as boost your confidence by being a part of a tight knit group of like minded people.”

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As we listen to and explore our own calling, and develop our dreams with patience and persistence, relaxing into the fact that we are a part of a global uprise and we are connected to a supportive network, can lesson the burden of feeling outside of social norms or perhaps too far behind the pros to even start. Let us remind one another that people are putting their words into action all over the world, and people (like us) exist. Even as we take different names and brand companies independent of one another… We are together in a greater goal. We are taking back our power and taking control of our future.

Like the humble and empowering truth that fashion outfitters Creative Recreation was founded on “if you follow your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

We can find inspiration everywhere, especially within the action sport industry. What a testimony to the human spirit, alive and well and working together! Thank you so much to all of the persons and the depth of responses to my e-mails which made this article possible!

We can all reach out to whom we admire. . . and be available for others! ☯

– Maya Eve Porter

 

Posted: January 1st, 2015

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Over the last 6 years, Poseiden Foundation’s Ladies Day at the Berrics has witnessed a few female skateboarders come out and pave the way, to many females– from 2-years of age to 60 years and older. On December 20, 2014, Poseiden Foundation gathered for their “6th Annual Ladies Day” with an astounding 70+ females of all ages in attendance, making history with this event at The Berrics. This year females RSVP’ed and brought a canned food item to give to the homeless. Over 80 cans of food were collected and we were able to hand them out directly to the homeless in downtown Los Angeles.

Each of the females that have shown up this year to skate The Berrics are all a part of creating a legacy and platform for many female skaters around the world. For anyone who may perceive that “nothing is really happening here” with the ladies in the skateboarding industry, Poseiden Foundation has helped to create the conditions to allow these gems to shine! Poseiden loves to break barriers by teaming up with skate organizations, companies, and media that contribute to expanding skateboarding to all youth and showing the growing outreach of skaters of all ages. With the help of Legend Skateboarder and Poseiden Foundation’s Board of Director Jen O’Brien, connecting with friends Steve Berra and Salman Agah, we were able to work with The Berrics and become the first foundation to open their doors to female skateboarders in 2009. This has helped bring Poseiden Foundation’s Vision come to fruition, which is to “Empower individuals to accomplish their dreams!” Although our mission of having primarily females skate The Berrics seemed at first far-fetched, the people involved here are leading by example, and have shown that it is possible to pursue passion and be recognized for talent.  

In addition to the professional photographers that Poseiden Foundation brought to document the historical event : Lorrie Palmos, Fellipe Francisco, David Safanda, and Don Sheffler, The Berrics film crew documented the event and have the film edit here. The filmer was so impressed by the talent and numbers of females attending the event, he invited them back the next day to film more clips! Thanks, Jake Legér! With determination, anticipation, and perseverance  the females are shredding and leaving an enduring spirit of respect. Skate con Gusto!

– Maya Eve Porter