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IASC and the Go Skateboarding Foundation introduce Just One Board

Just one board (the rest is up to you).

The international Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the Go Skateboarding Foundation (GSF) are proud to introduce Just One Board.

Just One Board is a skateboard recycling program created to benefit underprivileged youth, engage skateboarders with their local community, support skateboard retailers and serve as the base of a campaign promoting the positive power of skateboarding.

Beginning in 2012, IASC and the GSF will collect, refurbish and distribute 1000 complete skateboards to disadvantaged youth in a different city each year on Go Skateboarding Day (GSD), June 21st.

By collecting used skateboard equipment, refurbishing and distributing it with the help of local skate shops and youth organizations: used equipment is saved from becoming environmental waste, shops gain a direct opportunity to support their community, youth organizations can introduce healthy skateboarding activities into their programs and most importantly young people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity are given the chance to learn a new skill that gives them a healthy physical outlet and instills important character traits that last a lifetime.

Along with our marquee effort each GSD, IASC and the GSF will be educating skateboard retailers on how to get the Just One Board program up and running in their community year round.

The idea behind Just One Board is simple. The cumulative effect of the program is powerful. Instead of millions of boards winding up in landfills each year, used skateboard equipment is being recycled into a community-building tool to affect positive change in cities all over the world. For more specifics or information on how to get involved please contact Josh Friedberg (949) 455-1112 or josh@skateboardiasc.org.

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