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We Love Loaded Boards

We Love Loaded Boards

Words by: Katie Ferraro

The history between STOKED and Loaded Boards runs deep. As a partner for over 10 years, Loaded has been a huge supporter of our programs and we are so grateful to partner with such a rad company! Not only does Loaded graciously donate office space for our Los Angeles staff, but it supports us through collaborations, give back programs, and monetarily.

Most recently, Loaded has given consumers the option to donate 1% of their purchases through www.loadedboards.com. At check out, there is a drop down menu where you can choose STOKED as the charity you would like to receive the donation.

Prior to this give back program, Loaded Boards had partnered with us for the limited edition Carbon Tesseract board. During this collaboration, 20% of the sale of each board was donated to STOKED. The results were incredible as we were presented a check for $7000 during our holiday party in Los Angeles from Brian Dolen and the Loaded Boards crew. Check out the awesome promo video from the collaboration:

If that all wasn’t enough, Loaded Boards allows our LA team to be a part of it’s office family. The team at Loaded is a great group to work with, side by side, and are always friendly and so welcoming.

Thanks Loaded Boards for all you do to support STOKED!

STOKED on Spring

STOKED on Spring

Words by: Katie Ferraro
Photos by: Dara Denysyk

What happens when you bring together passionate people, celebration, and shopping? Happiness ensues!

On April 21, STOKED teamed up with Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica for “STOKED on Spring,” a shopping event hosted by actress, model, fashion designer, and STOKED supporter Joy Bryant. STOKED staff, mentors, board members and donors gathered to celebrate and shop for a cause!

During the event, the STOKED community was treated to appetizers, beverages, and music by DJ Luke Da Duke. Together, we raised over $2000 for STOKED’s Los Angeles Programs!

Thank you to Bloomingdale’s, Joy Bryant, and everyone who attended STOKED on Spring! Your contributions and support are making a huge impact on the lives of some truly amazing kids.

This year, STOKED is celebrating 10 years in Los Angeles! Our program has thrived thanks to dedicated, compassionate, and positive mentors who volunteer their time to spend with our students. Ready to make an impact? Register to volunteer with us here.

Check out the photos from the event:

STOKED on Spring SignageBar STOKED SupportersDisco Balls Joy Bryant Overview Step and Repeat Constance and gang

Find out how you can support a student through one of our STOKED programs by becoming a STOKED Ignitor here.

Stoked LA “Surfing Safari” Summer Recap

This summer Stoked embarked on a surfing safari! Stoked LA surfed the southern California coast from Malibu down to San Clemente.  Over 50 Stokers learned to surf and most paddled into waves on their own!

Stokers got a taste of the pro-circuit too. They attended the US Open of Surf and the X-Games. See pictures from those events and other surf mentor days on flickr.

In addition to surfing, stokers did community service. Last weekend they participated in the California Coastal Cleanup day at Venice Beach, the Sunshine State’s largest volunteer event of the year.

Lastly, Stoked was honored to participate in The People’s Fleet, a three months-long fundraiser for a select number of non-profits in Los Angeles. Stoked was awarded $5,000 on September 22 for its participation in the program.

This program would not have been possible without the help of participating local surf schools.

We also had support from Chipotle, Vitamin Water, Vita Coco and The Bagel Shack in San Clemente.

Thanks to all our sponsors for making Stoked a reality!

Mentoring Activities LA: March 19th & 20th

Mentor Activity: Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens- Saturday, March 19th 2011 at 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ready for Spring? The flowering of cherry trees is celebrated around the world as a herald of spring. Witness a traditional Japanese tea ceremony or watch a demonstration of Japanese cooking. Take a guided walk of the flowering cherry trees in the Descanso landscape, purchase a cherry tree to take home and get expert advice on cherry tree care.

On Saturday, March 19th from 9AM-5PM located at Descanso Gardens, come participate in all the activities and enjoy the festival!

All activities are free with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children 5-12; 4 and younger enter free.

Visit here for more information about the festival and all the activities.

Mentor Activity: I Love Vinyl- Sunday, March 20th 2011 at 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Music fans: come out for an afternoon of record spinning and music appreciation! All different styles of music will be represented. A very special event for those who appreciate and love playing, hearing and collecting vinyl. Free BBQ food and drinks!

On Sunday, March 20th from 12PM to 6PM located at Dr. Freecloud’s Record Shoppe, come listen, dance and appreciate some great music!

Admission: Free

Visit here for more information about this event.