Harold Hunter Weekend went down from May 31 - June 3 in NYC. Huge thanks to presenting sponsor adidas Skateboarding and primary sponsors G-Shock and Skullcandy for helping make it all happen. Nearly $60,000 was raised to support HHF programs for 2019.
The official HH Weekend recap video was filmed by HHF Filmer Project interns Muhammad Floyd, Emmet Padgett, Gustavo Morla, and Arianna Gil along with mentors Ray Mendez and Mike Sassano, and edited by HHF Filmer Project mentor Andrey Piontkovski.
This year's extended HH Weekend was packed with six events over the course of four days:
The Harold Hunter Day XII Skate Jam was held on June 3 at the Coleman Oval/LES Skatepark. HHF Legacy Program participants were presented with full scholarships to Woodward courtesy of sponsors Dickies (Nicholas Ponce, and Rashard Peppers) and Fools Gold (Aaron Saldana).
The best trick contests were judged by guest judges Vincent Alvarez and Jamie Foy of the Dickies skate team along with local Eugene Kang of Terminal skate shop:
G-Shock Best Trick:
First Place - Gabriel Kwiatkowski - fakie frontside shuv switch 5-0
Second Place - Brandon James - halfcab smith grind 180 out
Third Place - Dylan Nieves - 180 switch 5-0 the hardway
SkullCandy Best Trick:
First Place - Kaue Cossa - Kickflip Backside Noseblunt
Second Place - Gabriel Kwiatkowski - Crook big flip out
Third Place - Brandon James - 50-50 to 50-50
Zumiez Destroyer Award:
Adidas Best Trick:
For the second year in a row, the guys from The Boardr came through with a custom built obstacle to add maximum excitement to the grand finale of the 12th annual Harold Hunter Day celebration. After the success of last years step-up ramp, the crew one-upped themselves by adding a handrail that turned the famous LES double-set into an insane gap-to-rail that made the locals sweat as they skated up to it. As usual, once the first guy landed a trick, and the money ($1500 in cash) started flowing, the skaters figured out what was possible and proceeded to shred the rail for the next 45 minutes. It was the perfect end to an amazing weekend of friends coming together to celebrate the life of the legendary Harold Hunter.
For a taste of the action and an edit of the skating at the HH Day Skate Jam, check out Blair Alley's coverage on TransWorld SKATEboarding.
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The Harold Hunter Foundation, in association with presenting sponsor adidas Skateboarding, and primary sponsors G-Shock and Skullcandy, is proud to announce it will host a series of art, photography and skateboarding events in New York City from Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3. Now in its twelfth year, the festivities will once again comprise an extended “Harold Hunter Weekend” of special events that celebrate skateboarding, art, music, community, and NYC.
"We’re excited to highlight both the diversity and universality of the skateboarding community," says HHF co-founder and Executive Director Jessica Forsyth. "This year we have a range of events that celebrate both the local and global appeal of skateboarding and speak to the power of skateboarding as a cultural force that brings people together and creates wonderful opportunities for community-building."
Following is an overview of HH Weekend events and collaborations that will benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation:
If you knew Harold, then you know he loved a good meal. From June 1-30, longtime HHF restaurant partner Sweet Chick will once again offer a Harold-inspired dish with a portion of proceeds to benefit the foundation. Available at all five Sweet Chick locations (Manhattan, Williamsburg, Prospect Heights, Queens, and Los Angeles), the “Harold Special” features Boonkie Drumsticks & Sweet Corn Waffles (named after Harold’s beloved dog “Boonkie”), side of string beans, and Harold’s Lemonade (fresh-squeezed lemonade mixed with Harold’s whiskey of choice, Jack Daniel’s).
For more information on HH Weekend and the Harold Hunter Foundation, follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, HHF skate camp scholarship recipients end their summers with an array of unforgettable memories, tricks, and new friends.
This summer, for the 11th consecutive year, we sent 42 skaters from all parts of NYC to skate new places, make new friends, and experience new things at some of the best skate camps in the world. Youth attended 3 camps: Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania, the Element YMCA Skate Camp in Northern California & the Homage Skateboard Academy in Brooklyn.
In addition to skate campers, HHF was also able to send 5 aspiring film interns to camp. Check out some of the images and video edits they produced to get a feel for the magic that happened this year at camp.
Thank you to Camp Woodward, Elemental Awareness, Homage Skateboard Academy, adidas Skateboarding, Triple 8, Rockstar Bearings, and Trophy Griptape for providing scholarships and gear to help make this summer's trips a reality.
On Friday, June 23rd, hundreds of runners, cyclists, and skaters came out to run, roll, and push for the 11th Annual Harold Hunter Bridgerun led by the NYC BridgeRunners, raising over $13,000 to support the Harold Hunter Foundation.
For the first time ever it rained. Nevertheless, the turnout was tremendous as HHF skateboarders pushed alongside runners through the streets of the Lower East Side and celebrated at the after party with music courtesy of DJ Smoke LES, and food and drinks provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Austin Eastside Ciders, Arizona Iced Tea, Sweet Chick, and Rizzo's LES. Check out the recap video to get a taste of the fun.
Shout out to all the supporting sponsors including Nike NYC, Clif Bar, Coco Community, and Know Foods.
Harold Hunter Weekend went down from May 31 - June 4 in NYC. Huge thanks to presenting sponsor adidas Skateboarding and primary sponsors G-Shock and Skullcandy for helping make it all happen. Over $60,000 was raised all in support of the Harold Hunter Foundation.
To kick off Harold Hunter Weekend, on Wednesday, May 31st, from 6-10pm, UXA will host a special HHF benefit event at its retail store located at 99 Scott Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Open to the public, the event will feature a skate jam and reception with live beats by DJ Daddy Dog. It will also usher in the official launch of a limited edition UXA x HHF x adidas Skateboarding deck and t-shirt adorned with a classic Harold portrait shot by renown photographer Sue Kwon.
The Harold Hunter Foundation, in association with presenting sponsor adidas Skateboarding, and primary sponsors G-Shock, HUF and Skullcandy, is proud to announce it will host a series of art, photography and skateboarding events in New York City from Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4 – all in remembrance of legendary skateboarder Harold Hunter who passed away in 2006.
On May 10th, HHF & the Collegiate Skate Tour paired up to host our first ever "Keep Grinding" college workshop for skaters at House Of Vans.
Over 40 NYC skaters ranging in age from 13 to 27 participated in a presentation, panel discussion with 4 local skate community members from different backgrounds and experiences who shared their thoughts on applying, attending, and finally graduating college, and a Q&A session where many workshop attendees solicited direct advice from their peers. It was all followed by pizza and a private skate session courtesy of House of Vans.
Check out photos by Ryan Zimmerman below and read more about the event here.
We're proud to announce we've once again teamed up with longtime HHF supporter, Skullcandy, to release a limited edition Harold Hunter AIR RAID wireless speaker.
Only 100 Bluetooth-enabled speakers are now available at select retailers (full list below). The powerful, portable, impact-resistant speaker is wrapped with an iconic image of Harold skating through the streets of New York, that was shot by Charlie Samuels. All proceeds will benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation, so cop one before they're gone.
The Harold Hunter Foundation x Skullcandy AIR RAID speaker is exclusively available at these fine retailers:
The Harold Hunter Foundation has teamed up with LA-based apparel brand Onest Homme for a limited edition t-shirt featuring an iconic image of Harold.
Now available exclusively at OnestHomme.com, a portion of proceeds from the sale of the Harold Hunter: Love Always t-shirt will benefit the HHF.
“Love Always is the cornerstone of the Onest Homme brand - it’s about approaching everything you do from a place of honesty,” says Danielle Johnigan, Onest Homme founder. “The Harold Hunter Foundation has made a commitment to keep Harold’s memory alive hand-in-hand with empowering children to achieve their life goals through their love of skateboarding, and this is the inspiration behind the collaboration.”
Click here to snag a tee before they're gone.
Harold Hunter Foundation
The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a grassroots, community-based organization that provides support, opportunity, and advocacy for skateboarders in NYC and beyond.