The good folks at Pindejo recently dropped a super rad Harold-inspired enamel pin based on Giovanni Reda's classic HH photo.
Proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition pin will be donated to the Harold Hunter Foundation. Click here to get yours while supplies last.
Bart Hunter? Harold Simpson? Not sure, but it’s 🔥🔥🔥
We’re hyped to announce TACTICS just dropped their limited-edition “Push Equality” capsule featuring artwork by Jerome McCaskill II. 100% of profits will be donated to the Harold Hunter Foundation. Purchase a collab tee and/or hoodie now to show your support for equality and inclusion in skateboarding and beyond.
Our friends at USA Skateboarding are proud to present a collaborative product capsule featuring custom artwork by Henry Jones.
The anti-racism themed collection features a deck, tee, hat, griptape, stickers, and mug. 10% of net proceeds will be donated to the Harold Hunter Foundation and Stoked Mentoring.
Click here to order now and support HHF, Stoked, and the USA Skateboarding team on their road to Tokyo 2021.
Today we celebrate Giving Tuesday -- the annual generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform communities both locally and around the world.
With the many challenges of the pandemic, 2020 is certainly much different than past years. If you're in a position to make a tax-deductible donation, we welcome your support. Every dollar counts!
You can also support HHF when you shop on Amazon via the AmazonSmile charitable platform. Click here to select the Harold Hunter Foundation as your charity of choice and, when you shop like you normally do, Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase to HHF -- at no cost to you.
If you primarily shop via the Amazon mobile app, you can still support HHF. Click here for instructions on how to turn on AmazonSmile in the mobile app. In just a few simple steps, every purchase you make will support HHF!
From all of us at the Harold Hunter Foundation, we sincerely thank you for your support and wish you a happy, healthy holiday season!
As we transition to this new season, we wanted to take a moment to reflect upon our many accomplishments in 2020 despite the formidable challenges of the pandemic and social upheaval. Here’s some of what we accomplished over the summer and early fall:
As NYC started to re-open, HHF coaches began to circulate through skateparks to check-in and reconnect with HHF skaters and skaters in the greater NYC community.
We launched a community-based participatory research project to identify program priorities and allow us to be responsive to emerging needs in the community arising due to the changing conditions on the ground.
As part of our HHF for the People initiative, we led seven Community Meetings and Workshops via Zoom providing support, info, expertise, and an opportunity for the community to connect around issues such as COVID-19, Voting Rights, and Dealing with Encounters with the Police.
HHF coaches and the NYC skate community banded together for a day of service in support of the Brooklyn Skate Garden and Pablo Ramirez Foundation. Dozens of volunteers cleaned up Golconda Skatepark, which included a horticulture workshop.
We launched a pilot of the HHF x NikeLab Workforce Readiness Program, which provides an opportunity for NYC skaters to connect, network, and participate in hard and soft skills training led by skaters who work throughout various divisions of Nike. The program's overarching goal is to prepare participants for success in the job market.
HHF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
We sponsored and helped organize a series of Voter Registration Events at Tompkins Square Park on September 22nd and 29th, and October 6th.
The HHF team provided logistical support, including securing medics, for a community-led Skaters for Black Lives protest march.
We provided volunteers, financial, and logistical support to Skater Intervention, a community-led event that created conversation within the NYC skate community about sexual abuse, supporting survivors, promoting equality, and making women feel respected within skateboarding.
We supported The People's Youth Hangout, an event focused on empowering youth to realize they can make a positive impact on a local and national level. Live music, poetry, and art workshops were combined with a youth-led march in support of social justice in the heart of NYC.
On October 17th, HHF was proud to support Brooklyn Skate Garden's “Life is Beautiful” skatepark mural project in support of the Pablo Ramirez Foundation. The community-driven event featured painting, skateboarding, gardening, and music.
For the fifth year, we launched a limited-edition collaboration with HUF that benefits the Harold Hunter Foundation. Special thanks to HHF skaters Jack Discon and Joel Glanville who were featured in campaign photos. Click here to shop now and support HHF programming. RIP Keith Hufnagel.
On November 7th, the inaugural Bronx Girls Skate Session was held at River Avenue Skatepark (157). The all-ages event celebrated and promoted the growth and diversity of the Bronx skateboarding scene. It featured a beginner's skate clinic, game of S.K.A.T.E., food, refreshments, raffle, and more.
We’re proud to say that, thanks to the support of many wonderful donors and friends, HHF has weathered this difficult, unprecedented year, and remains strong.
Thank you for your continued support!
On November 7th, the inaugural Bronx Girls Skate Session was held at River Avenue Skatepark (157). Hosted by Bronx natives Kava and Mel, the all-ages event celebrated and promoted the growth and diversity of the Bronx skateboarding scene. It featured a beginner's skate clinic, game of S.K.A.T.E., food, raffle, and more.
Huge thanks to all the skaters who rolled out to show support, as well as the many sponsors who helped make it happen. Extra special thanks to Dickies and Deluxe for their ongoing support of HHF.
Wrap-up video by Parlour Productions.
When skateboarders rally around a cause, beautiful things happen.
Case in point, on Saturday October 17th, HHF was proud to support Brooklyn Skate Garden's “Life is Beautiful” skatepark mural project which represented everything Pablo Ramirez loved most: painting, skateboarding, gardening, and music.
This event is just the beginning of many more skatepark murals to come valuing the ethos of the Brooklyn Skate Garden: an all-inclusive community of skateboarders who dream to create a world-class skate garden that incorporates art, gardening, and music as a way to bring communities closer together.
Wrap-up video by Parlour Productions.
For the fifth year, we're proud to announce a limited-edition collaboration with HUF that benefits the Harold Hunter Foundation. Now available via HUF's website, proceeds will be donated to HHF to support our youth-focused programming.
This year's HUF x HHF drop features a co-branded hoodie, plus a t-shirt featuring a classic Harold portrait shot by Adam Woodward. Both items are available in limited quantities, while supplies last.
Special thanks to HHF skaters Joel Glanville and Jack Discon for rolling out to shoot some photos in the collab gear with Mike Heikkila.
And a massive shout out to HUF for their many years of support, always celebrating Harold's legacy in a positive, uplifting way. #LegendsNeverDie
On Monday, August 24th, Tompkins Square Park played host to a special community-based event called Skater Intervention. Organized by Joyce Aguero-Matos and friends, the goal of the event was to create conversation within the NYC skate community about sexual abuse and assault, supporting survivors, promoting equality, and making women feel comfortable and respected within skateboarding. Press play to watch what happened at this important event.
Produced by: @ParlourProductions
Camera: @RayMendezNYC / @Shutter_Ed
"The power is in the people. The power is in the youth!" said NYC activist Power Malu, host of The People's Youth Hangout. Held on August 11th, It was an event focused on empowering youth to know that they can make a difference and that their voices can and will be heard.
Live music, poetry, and art workshops were combined with a youth-led march in support of social justice in the heart of NYC. Thanks to everyone who came out in support and to all the organizers of this very important event.
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.