Upward Intuition Invites Skateboarders in Greater Pensacola To The Inaugural Blake Doyle Classic Event at the Steven Morgan Skatepark in Milton, FL on October 24, 2015

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Upward Intuition moves forward with its commitment to help Pensacola build its first ever community skateboarding plaza with the Blake Doyle Classic, a skateboarding competition for regional skaters of all ages hosted at the Steven Morgan Skatepark in Milton, FL. Money raised will directly support the project which was first proposed earlier this year, and has a target date of completion for 2017.

Upward Intuition is proud to announce the first annual Blake Doyle Classic skate contest to be held at the Steven Morgan Skatepark in Milton, Florida on October 24, 2015. The first regional contest sponsored by the local non-profit organization will help raise money for the proposed skatepark in downtown Pensacola, Florida.

The Blake Doyle Classic is open to all ages and will feature a jam session format style competition, and contest winners will be awarded prizes in cash and products. Spectator seating for attendees, food from local vendors, and live music by Post Pluto will also be featured. Current sponsors and participating companies include: Vans, Converse, Innerlight, Waterboyz, Dog House Deli, Fish Fry Magazine, Palafox Co., Upper Room at Innerlight, Relief Skate Supply, Deep South Clothing and Coastline Skate. For more information on how to become a sponsor, or how to support the Upward Intuition organization, see the attached event flyer.

In the Spring of 2015, Upward Intuition, unveiled plans for working within greater Pensacola's local community to help build the city's first public skatepark. The project is spearheaded by Jon Shell, a Pensacola native looking to give back to his local community. Shell has spent recent months working with the city's local youth in a mentoring and instructional capacity, which has helped propel Upward Intuition's mission into the hearts and minds of the city's forgotten youth. Shell believes, “Pensacola has a vibrant and rapidly growing skate scene, however, there are few places for kids to skate. I want to change that. I want to encourage our youth to make better decisions. I want to provide them with ways to become involved in projects of lasting significance, and I believe we are well on our way.” Upward Intuition works on behalf of skateboarders to advocate for their rights, and to help the community see the social and economic benefits of skateboarding. The proposed multipurpose skateboarding plaza is Upward Intuition’s first project, and is actively working with Pensacola's government leaders and city planners to make the new local park a reality. Shell released a documentary titled “Forgotten Youth” this past April which shared the inspiration for the project, the challenges facing today’s young people who embrace skateboarding culture, and the goals of the organization. To view the film and learn more about the movement check out http://www.upwardintuition.com.

Please follow Upward Intuition via our social media channels to learn more about other events planned for the fall and winter seasons. The organization’s fundraisers, such as the Upward Intuition Skate-A-Thon, will allow local school-aged skaters to invest their time and talent to increase interest and raise much-needed funding for the Blake Doyle Community Plaza. This event is scheduled for November 7th, 2015 at Waterboyz indoor skate facility.

Jon Shell was born and raised in Pensacola before attending college at the University of Central Florida, where he received degrees in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. Once again, he calls Pensacola home, and is focusing his efforts on the non-profit organization he founded in January 2015. Upward Intuition’s mission is to inspire and empower future generations for a greater Pensacola.

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