Stoked offers kids an opportunity to discover and embrace their dreams and then provides them the tools to be able to achieve them. Without Stoked it seems its more difficult for youth these days to develop a strong character, healthy lifestyle and confident identity.
Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2008
Celebrate the ZJ Boarding House 20 year anniversary afternoon festival with Sal Masekela, known as the "voice of action sports", and live performance by Optimus at the Victorian in Santa Monica September 27th. There will be a range of carnival games and prizes. Some of the prizes include a surfboard, skateboard, and much more! There will also be live music and a beer garden. Saturday fun for friends and family.
The Festival will be a carnival-style fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to Stoked Mentoring, a local non-profit mentoring organization designed to teach life skill to at risk teenagers through snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing. ZexSports CEO Espree Devora says "Stoked offers kids an opportunity to discover and embrace their dreams and then provides them the tools to be able to achieve them. Without Stoked it seems its more difficult for youth these days to develop a strong character, healthy lifestyle and confident identity."
ZexSports is thrilled to work again with ZJ Boarding House and continue connecting what matters in actions sports. ZJ owner Mikke Pierson says "Bringing the community of action sports together and connecting what matters has always been priority to ZJ and we're happy to partner with ZexSports on this event."
ZexSports is the events' exclusive media sponsor. The festival will take place across the street from ZJ Boarding House at the Victorian on Main St. on September 27, 2008 from 12pm to 4pm.
You can also go online and checkout the coverage at http://www.zexsports.com.
For more information please visit: http://www.zexsports.com/zj
About ZJ Boarding House
ZJ Boarding House (http://www.zjboardinghouse.com) started in 1988 as a hole-in-the-wall surf shop on the corner of Ocean Park and Main Street in Santa Monica, California. Inspired by our mission to share our passion for action sports with the local community, we've grown from a humble little surf shop into one of Southern California's premier surf, skate and snowboard shops! We've worked hard to grow our passions with Santa Monica and are proud to celebrate our 20 year Anniversary on September 27, 2008, right where it all started!
About Stoked Mentoring, Inc.
Stoked Mentoring, Inc. (http://www.stokedmentoring.org)
Stoked is a non-profit action sports mentoring organization designed to teach life skills to teenagers through snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing. Stoked Mentoring's mission is to develop Successful Teens with Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience, and Determination. By bringing together at-risk youth and professional adults to learn action sports, Stoked Mentoring programs serve as the groundwork for developing positive mentoring relationships. Currently, Stoked serves teenagers, ages 13 to 18, in New York and Los Angeles. Our 1-year comprehensive program utilizes the core board sports combined with mentoring to give youth necessary life skills to succeed in life. Our whole mission is to develop a successful teen who:
- Is happy & healthy in their life
- Has positive relationships with others
- Can achieve what he/she sets their mind to
- Gives back to their community
- Is a model for others to follow
We believe that counter culture can be a positive influence on youth and create change in our world.