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Until Go Skateboarding Day!

Go Skateboarding Foundation Making a difference in the lives of young people through skateboarding.


Skaters gathering on Go Skateboarding Day.

About the Foundation

The Go Skateboarding Foundation was formed in 2005 in response to the generosity of the skateboard industry. Skateboarders are compassionate people willing to lend a helping hand and the Go Skateboarding Foundation was created to give the skateboard community one place to give back to charities and young people who are passionate and actively involved in skateboarding.

Go Skateboarding Foundation Mission

A donation to the Go Skateboarding Foundation helps fund programs which promote skateboarding and make a positive impact in our society and the lives of young skateboarders. The Go Skateboarding Foundation provides positive educational experiences, career minded programming, scholarships, and encourages the construction of new, well-built skateparks. The Foundation aspires to increase and empower tomorrow’s skateboarders by encouraging young people to follow their passions.

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for scholarships to Woodward and Element YMCA Skatecamps.

In 2007, the Go Skateboarding Foundation donated the following:

In 2006, the Go Skateboarding Foundation donated the following:

* Selected and funded by the IASC Youth Committee.

The Go Skateboarding Foundation is a 501C3 organization, all donations are tax deductible.

For more information please contact us.

Skate Camp Scholarships

The IASC Youth Committee has presented 10 young people the opportunity to receive a scholarship donation from the Go Skateboarding Foundation. These young skateboarders showed their dedication to skateboarding and demonstrated a need for assistance through one of the Youth Committee’s programs. Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients!

  • Stanford’s Digital Media Academy

    Derek Wall, 17

    IASC was looking for a candidate who showed great promise, but just needed the financial push to get where they want to go. Scholarship opportunities for this camp were promoted through Mainland Skateshops and Skateworks stores and Derek Wall’s essay was incredibly compelling. Derek is a passionate and committed skateboarder and is also devoted to his family. Because of their financial situation, Derek decided to join Marines prep program at the beginning of his senior year. During his senior year he attended a video production class hosted by his high school. It was there he discovered his true talent for editing. Derek made a skateboarding video and entered a regional high school film contest, which he won! He knew this is the direction he wanted to go. When he found out about the scholarship opportunity he entered immediately. Derek attended the Stanford DMA program and was then selected to work on the upcoming Woodward Skatecamp Video Number Eleven. He will also be teaching the instructional programs at the skatepark in his community

  • YMCA Element Skatecamp in Visalia, California

    Ryan Parmer, 11

    Ryan attended a learn to skate camp hosted by Dave Metty’s Academy of Skateboarding and the city of Visalia. Each skater was given the opportunity to write an essay about why they would want to attend camp. Ryan’s essay revealed his dedication to skate- boarding and his drastic improvement while in the Instructional camp. Hector Herrera, 17 On June 21st, Go Skateboarding Day, the IASC Youth Committee hosted a Free Learn to Skate Day (LTSD) and best trick contest at Mainland Skateshop in Visalia, CA. Hector won the contest and showed his genuine appreciation of skateboarding and the holiday.

    Gared Luis, 11 and Alan Aquirre, 15

    The IASC Youth Committee hosted a free Learn to Skate day as a part of a skateboarding awareness program in conjunction with the City of Tulare’s skatepark campaign kickoff event. The LTSD was a huge success with everyone from tots to grandparents riding skateboards. The IASC Youth Committee announced that the two young people to raise the most money for the foundation would win scholarships to camp. Gared and Allen each showed their true commitment to skateboarding by raising over a $1000 each for the Tulare Skatepark Foundation.

  • Woodward Skatecamps, East and West

    Marc Hiegel, 12

    Marc proved to be the most talented and eager of all theskaters in the IASC endorsed Academy of Skateboarding instructional program. Marc took up skateboarding during a low point on the home frontand his mom has been incredibly supportive of his newly discovered talent ever since. Marc has proven his dedication and his need for this award.

    Daniel Kojima, 14

    Daniel was 7 years old when he was inspired to skateboard by his dad. Over the years he has developed his skills and acquired a couple of local supporters, but his struggling family could never afford to send him to camp to build on his talent. Daniel sent us a well-written essay explaining his need for this scholarship and detailing his enthusiasm about skatecamp and the opportunity to grow as a skateboarder and meet new skate-minded friends.

General Info:

International Association of Skateboard Companies
22431 Antonio Parkway
Suite B160-412
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 455-1112
Fax: (949) 455-1712

Contact us

Press Contact:

Shout Public Relations
Rachel Adams or Erika Klein
Phone: (949) 574-1440

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