Stoked, a nonprofit group that provide action sports opportunities to under-served youths, is holding a fundraiser Sunday that starts with skiing at Snow Summit followed by surfing and skateboarding in Venice.
Stoked has provided sports programs to more than 800 at-risk youths in New York City and Los Angeles since its inception in 2005. The group teams youths with mentors and teaches them to ski, surf and skate as a means to develop resiliency and determination. The group said on its Web site that it has a 100 percent high school graduation rate for youths in the Stoked program.
ESPN.com reported that Stoked will donate the fundraiser's proceedings to the Edward Roybal Learning Center and the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex high schools in downtown Los Angeles.
"I think it's just gonna be a fun way to get people to do what they would normally love to do, but for charity," Stoked founder Steve Larosiliere told ESPN. For more on the event, read the entire ESPN story right here.
About a dozen teams are raising money for the event through online Crowdrise accounts linked to the benefit.