8301 Javigga Natan (front left) and Cathy Apollis (back left) with the Môreson children showing off their new skateboards at the Skateboarding for Hope clinic.
GEORGE NEWS FLASH - Ten children from the ACVV’s Môreson Kinderhuis in Denneoord had an experience of a lifetime on Saturday 4 July when as guests of ‘Skateboarding for Hope’ they attended a skateboard clinic at Skatelab in York Street.
The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach programme presented by VANS was held under the auspices of NSA (National Skateboarding Association).
The Skateboarding for Hope initiative was launched by the Northern Cape provincial government to offer South African youth the opportunity to challenge themselves mentally and physically.
The programme presents local youngsters with a healthy, affordable and accessible lifestyle alternative and the chance to become part of the fastest growing sport in the country.
The day’s action included skateboarding clinics, demos, best trick competitions with cash prizes and skateboarding merchandise up for grabs. Expert skateboarders conducted training sessions and showed the novice skateboarders the basic moves.
Marius de Kock encourages one of the novices for the first time on a skateboard.
Read more in Thursday's George Herald, and online.
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