Support STOKED Los Angeles: Snowboard, Skateboard, and Surf in One Day
Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2017) – STOKED, a nonprofit organization that empowers underserved youth through action sports culture, will hold their third Trishredathon on Feb.11, 2017. The Trishredathon, sponsored by Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, is a high-energy action sports triathlon benefiting the youth development programs of STOKED Los Angeles. Participants will join STOKED for a day of snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding to raise funds and awareness for STOKED Los Angeles. The event starts and ends in Los Angeles, California. The snowboarding portion will take place at Snow Summit in Big Bear Mountain, California, where STOKED Los Angeles hosts its Snow Mentor programs.
“Southern California is one of the only places in the world where you can surf, snowboard, and skateboard in a single day. Many of our kids will never get the chance to do this. We want to show them that they can accomplish anything with some determination and community,” said STOKED founder and president Steve Larosiliere.
The 2017 Trishredathon is sponsored by national non-profit Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA (Laureus USA). “Our mission is to change the lives of youth through the power of sport,” said Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley, Olympic Gold Medalist and CEO of Laureus USA. “Supporting events that raise the profile of sport-based mentoring programs is a natural fit for us. We are proud to be the title sponsor of STOKED’s Trishredathon, a unique way to engage multi-sport athletes in improving sports programming for at-risk youth.”
Launched in 2012, the Trishredathon was created to support STOKED’s programs in Los Angeles while engaging the large action sports community of California. This year, STOKED hopes to raise $25,000 for these programs. Participants are provided with transportation, lift tickets, and a wide variety of perks from STOKED’s partners. 100% of the proceeds directly benefit STOKED’s youth development programs in Los Angeles. For more information and to get involved, please visit bit.ly/trishredathon17.
STOKED, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2005 by Steve Larosiliere and Sal Masekela, on the belief that the courage and perseverance needed to learn how to skateboard, snowboard, and surf would be an ideal way to teach life skills to youth from disadvantaged urban communities. STOKED’s mission is to promote personal development, academic achievement, and healthy living to underserved youth through action sports culture. STOKED operates in both New York City and Los Angeles, providing afterschool, action sports, community service, and mentoring programs, and has developed partnerships with a vast array of public schools and other nonprofit organizations to reach its intended population. For more information about STOKED, please visit stoked.org.
About Laureus Sport for Good Foundation (USA)
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA is a non-profit organization that changes the lives of youth and strengthens communities through the power of sport. We catalyze the growth of organizations using sport for social change, thereby increasing the health, education, employment and social cohesion of youth in underserved communities. Since 2012, we have supported the training of over 1,500 youth sport coaches and reached over 375,000 youth across 58 cities. Learn more about Sport for Good at www.LaureusUSA.com.