9 hours ago | By Clare Varga
Oct 29, 2009
Skateboarding, within the United States, is exceedingly accessible for any kids of any age. For most youth in Jamaica, it’s the complete opposite – skateboard shops are non-existent, kids have to share decks and an actual paved road is difficult to come by. With that being said, a group of like-minded individuals that share a love for Jamaica and skateboarding, known as the Klash City Skate Jam, have stepped in to educate and expand the skate community on the islands Eastern Shores. KCSJ, since 2006, has been gathering skateboard equipment and shipping the goods to Jamaica with extremely positive results, providing the disenfranchised youth of Jamaica with a renewed sense of hope and invigoration.
Of recent, the KCSJ gathered another large shipment of sneakers, decks and clothing from generous donations within the action sports industry including Zoo York, Supreme, KCDC Skateshop and Vans. The KCSJ team hopes the goods will arrive by mid November.
For more information and for future donations, please contact Kelly Rae, one of the KCSJ founding members, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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