Element Skateboards today announces it is expanding on its 15-year history of donating scholarships to skateboard camps for deserving skateboarders around the world. In 2018, Element will be donating 300 skate camp scholarships – more than in its 25-year history.
Founded in 1992 by Johnny Schillereff, Element’s purpose is to be a positive force through the avenues of skateboarding, the arts, and nature.
Element’s relationship with skate camp started well before Element was launched. Johnny’s family camp in New Hampshire was his only constant during a tumultuous childhood. “I moved around a lot and did not have much stability when I was young. That camp and skateboarding were the only constants in my life. Being able to share skateboarding and the outdoors with kids who are in a similar situation that I was is so important to both Element and me personally. We couldn’t be more excited to make this contribution to the skateboarding community. This year, Element will send over 300 kids to skate camps around the world”, Johnny Schillereff, Founder.
Together with the premiere skate camps in the USA, Element’s own skate camps in Spain, Japan, South Africa and now Australia, skate shop partners, and the Element skateboards team, hundreds of deserving kids have been and will be chosen to receive the unforgettable experience of skate camp with support from Element.
Element would like to thank the following camps for their generosity and shared vision in making skate camp accessible to scholarship recipients:
All Together Skate Park
Skate Park of Tampa
Plus Skate Park
Tri-Star Skate Park
Basics of Skateboarding
Nyjah Huston’s Skate Park
Southside Skate Park
Theory Skate Park
6thAve Skate Park
A portion of proceeds from select Element skateboards, apparel and the “Camp Collection” of bags are allocated to Element’s skate camp scholarship fund each year. Element would like to thank all of our global retailers and customers who purchased these products, help send kids to skate camp, and make a positive impact on the skateboarding community!