A couple years ago Po, with the help from a hip teacher, and the Hometeam, set up a skate demo for students of Cleveland Elementary School here in Allentown.
I'm pretty sure it was right before a summer vacation for the kids and they got a crash course introduction to skateboarding.
We brought some kickers and ledges to skate, and closed one of the two lanes of 9th street to make it happen.
I don't think the kids knew what to expect but they all seemed interested and were clapping and cheering when they saw something they liked. I thought it was a great day and a perfect way to introduce skating to some kids that don't get properly exposed to it. I also liked tripping on the idea of being in elementary school and seeing these dudes show up to put it down for my lunch break.
Maybe someone will comment with the exact date.
We did 2 sessions. 2nd and 4th grades, and 1st and 3rd grades.
Po told them how to ollie
Dustin SHOWED them how to ollie
A young Villa ,and a pre-Tecate and beard Andy V , holding court and answering questions
The highlight and the MVP for the day was Tito. I'm pretty sure his mom let him call out of HIS school for the day to skate at their School. The kids connected to him instantly. The girls all loved him and everyone clapped and cheered at any attempt he made. At one point they wanted to see him ollie the clannel and were chanting " TITO , TITO, TITO, TITO!!" Even with the blur you can tell all eyes are on him.
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