Kauai Skate Ohana

Kauai Skate Ohana

Photo Credit: Keri Cooper

Kauai Skate Ohana (KSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization founded in August 2010 by skateboarders on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. We strive to enrich Kauai’s youth through skateboarding.  Our goal is to build quality skateparks on Kauai.

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February 8, 2012

From The Garden Island Newspaper: Professional skateboarder Danny Way to lead skate park rebuild project

(excerpt from full artice on thegardenisland.com)

“It’s my first love and it’s still my passion till this day,” Way said on Wednesday to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kauai members at Kapaa Elementary School, where he and Kauai Skate Ohana volunteers helped the children build skateboards for them to keep.

“The community of skateboarding and the community organizations that I was involved in as a kid gave me a second home essentially,” he added. “I felt like I was a part of a community.”

Way, who splits his time between his home in Encinitas, Calif. and the Eastside and North Shore areas of Kauai, said he now wants to provide that same opportunity by revitalizing the skate area in Kapaa New Town Park.

Read the entire article:
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/it-gave-me-purpose/article_2d754550-9787-11e3-ba0c-0019bb2963f4.html

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February 17, 2014

Danny Way to Appear Before Kauai County Council to Discuss Skateparks on Kauai: 2/12/2014 @ 9am Historic County Building, Lihue

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February 9, 2014

Deck the Halls: skateboard deck art show at Java Kai, Kapaa December 7 5-9pm

Please come out and show your support for skateboarding on Kauai this Saturday nite at Java Kai in Kapaa from 5-9pm. Get a wall hanger for the holidays! Check us out on instagram.com/kauaisk8ohana for a few photos of some of the art that will be available for purchase.

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December 4, 2013

Kauai Skate Ohana Shirts and Hats Now Available

Please show your support for Kauai Skate Ohana by picking yourself up a KSO shirt or trucker hat.

T-shirts available in classic white American Apparel boys t-shirts (S, M, L, XL) and American Apparel girls tank tops (S, M, L).

Trucker hats available in green or black, one size fits all.

Boys and girls shirt both feature a large KSO logo in green ink on the front of the shirt and a small KSO logo in green ink on the back, between the shoulder blades.

Prices: $20 shirts, $10 hats or buy a shirt/hat combo for $25.

Please send an email to info@kauaiskateohana.org for payment and shipping details – local delivery available.

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November 10, 2013

World-Renowned Skateboarder Danny Way Forms the New Danny Way Foundation


World-renowned skateboarder 
Danny Way forms new charity and 
launches a fundraising concert series to raise money for skateparks in Hawaii.

Encinitas, CA, October 22, 2013 –(PR.com)– Professional skateboarder Danny Way is pleased to announce the formation of The Danny Way Foundation. The Foundation joins forces with Slighty Stoopid for 3 fundraising concerts also featuring Barrington Levy and Makua Rothman.

Danny Way, often called the most innovative skateboarder of all-time, has repeatedly said skateboarding saved his life and gave him everything he has today. World record holder, inventor of the MegaRamp and five times X Games gold medallist, Danny is probably best known for jumping over the Great Wall of China on a skateboard.

Through his newly launched charitable foundation — The Danny Way Foundation, Danny hopes to encourage kids’ participation in sports and, in conjunction with local communities and organizations, give kids safe, well designed places to skateboard.

“I believe that through skateboarding and other sports, a kid can stay fit, hang out with friends in a positive environment, discover that hard work and dedication pay off, and find strength and talents within themselves they may never have known about,” said Danny Way.

Skateboarding gave Danny all that and more and he wants to share those gifts by raising funds to assist local communities with maintaining and developing new skateparks, initially on the islands of Hawaii.

Thanks to the kindness of his friends in Slightly Stoopid and Hawaiian concert promoters BAMP the Foundation is presenting 3 benefit concerts featuring Slighty Stoopid, Barrington Levy and Makua Rothman.

The 3 night concert series runs:
Friday, November 15 in Oahu at The Republik
Saturday, November 16 in Kauai at Rob’s Good Times Grill
Sunday, November 17 in Maui at Maui Arts & Cultural Center/Yokouchi Pavilion.

Tickets are available starting Friday, October 11 at www.groovetickets.com (Oahu and Kauai concerts) and www.mauiarts.org/tickets (Maui concert)

Net proceeds (income less costs) raised from the 3 concerts will benefit The Danny Way Foundation which is raising money to support local communities building and maintaining public access skateparks in Hawaii.

The Danny Way Foundation Mission Statement

The Danny Way Foundation is a non-profit organization* that works alongside local communities and community based organizations to promote and encourage youth participation in action sports and increase access to safe places for young people to take part in those sports within their communities.
*501(c)(3) status subject to IRS approval

For more information about The Danny Way Foundation please visit www.dannywayfoundation.org or contact Janet I. Alikpala at 312-217-4369 or janet@dannywayfoundation.org.

About Danny Way

Danny Way is often referred to as the most innovative skateboarder of all time — twice Skateboarder of The Year; Inventor of the 90 feet high, length of a football field, MegaRamp; five times X Games gold medalist; multiple world record holder; the only person to jump the Great Wall of China on a skateboard. A recent documentary film on Danny “Waiting For Lightning” was #1 documentary on iTunes.

Danny is sponsored by DC Shoes, Monster Energy, Plan B skateboards, Independent Trucks, Nixon, and MegaRamp.

For more information on Danny Way contact Ray Ibe at 714-883-2505 or ray@rndmanagement.com

For More Information on:
BAMP: www.bampproject.com 808-941-SHOW
Slightly Stoopid: www.slightlystoopid.com
Barrington Levy: www.barringtonlevy.com
Makua Rothman: Facebook: makuarothman

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October 24, 2013

Yes I Training Facility New Hours

Have you heard about the indoor skatepark in Kapahi, Kauai? The same guys who brought you Yes I Kauai skate shop owner have opened Yes I Training Facility (Yes ITF) in Kapahi. They’ve just announced new hours and membership rates. As of today, Monday October 21, 2013 the park is now open weekdays 3pm to 8:30pm. Cost is now $4 per day or $40 per month (unlimited skate sessions).

Get over there and check it out – ITF is good fun. ITF skate park is located at 5611 Kawaihau Road Kapaa 96746, right before the Old Cannery, and next to Kapahi Feed store. Call 222-5076 for more information.

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October 21, 2013

Danny Way Foundation presents Slightly Stoopid, Barrington Levy, and Makua Rothman – A Skatepark Benefit on Kauai November 16

Slightly Stoopid, Barrington Levy and Makua Rothman Nov 16 on Kauai

The Danny Way Foundation presents Slightly Stoopid with special guests Barrington Levy and Makua Rothman on Kauai, November 16. A benefit to raise money for skateparks in Hawaii. Please come out and show your support for The Danny Way Foundation and their goals which include building new skateparks on Kauai. Kauai Skate Ohana will be there and we hope you will too.

Where: Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihue
When: 11/16/2013 @ 6pm Main doors open all ages, 7:00 pm Show
How much: $35 General Admission

Tickets on sale NOW
Other ticket info Tickets available at these locations: www.groovetickets.com, Deja Vu Surf Hawaii – Kukui Grove, Rainbow Gas and Mini Mart in Kapaa, Pono Market in Kapaa, City Liquor in Lihue, and Progressive Expressions in Koloa

More info
Buy your tickets now online!

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October 16, 2013

Yes I Training Facility Article in Garden Island News and Skate Contest at I.T.F. on 7/20/2013

LIHUE — In the do-it-yourself spark that runs in any skateboarder’s blood, a local ripper, with a little help from his friends, built an indoor skate park in a large warehouse in Kapahi, which opened last month.

“We just needed something modern that we wanted to skate, ledges, benches, basically we were trying to simulate the street in a private location,” said Cameron Lovelace, owner of I.T.F., short for Yes I Training Facility.

The 100-foot long by 25-foot wide skate park opened June 6, and since then it has been receiving a steady flow of users, all just from the word-of-mouth.

Read the entire article “Rolling ahead” from the Friday, July 19th edition of Garden Island News.

Be sure to check out Yes I’s skate contest on Saturday, July 20 2013 from 12-4pm. $10 entry fee. Cash prizes.

I.T.F. skate park is at 5611 Kawaihau Road, right before the Old Cannery, and next to Kapahi Feed store. Call 222-5076 for more information.

Get out there and show your support for skateboarding on Kauai.

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July 19, 2013

Danny Way Interview in Flow Skateboard Magazine

Check out the Danny Way interview in the June 2013 (Issue 9) Flow Skateboard Magazine. We can’t say enough good things about Flow Skateboard Magazine (a bimonthly publication of all things skateboarding in the 808 State). For starters, what’s not to like about a FREE Hawaii-based skate mag? If your local Hawaii skate/surf shop doesn’t carry Flow Skate Mag, ask them “why not cuz?”. Check out their promo video on YouTube or follow them on twitter.

Big thanks to Danny Way and Flow Skate Mag for their support of Kauai Skate Ohana and the mention in their recent article.

If you haven’t already, head over to Facebook and connect with Danny Way, Flow Skate Mag and Kauai Skate Ohana.

#SkateKauai

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July 3, 2013

Spring 2013 Update

Aloha Kauai Skate Ohana supporters. Thanks for tuning in to our website and keeping up to date with the skateboarding community on Kauai.

It has been a few months since we’ve updated our website, so let’s recap what has been going on and by the way, we have a Facebook page that you can also visit to keep up to date with us.

Did you hear about the Volcom skate events last fall? If not, take a minute to check out this great video recap from Kauai Mini Golf.

Did you attend the Anaina Hou Skatepark fundraiser in February? No, why not? Did you hear Tony Hawk stopped by the ramps at Anaina Hou? What a guy! Tony Hawk, we are truly humbled, Aloha.

Have you heard about Yes I Skateshop and I.T.F. Indoor Skatepark? A Training Facility on Kauai? Yes I! I.T.F. is currently open Monday thru Saturday 11-7 and is located at 6511 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746 Tune in to Yes I Kauai on Facebook, Instagram, and their website. Support your local skateshop! Check out their sick promo video on YouTube.

Next time you’re in Kalaheo town, be sure to stop by Aloha Exchange for all your surf, skate, art, lifestyle, and good vibe needs. Connect with Aloha XCHNG on Facebook and Twitter.

The skate scene is growing by the day on Kauai! Inside sources are saying that there is now a skateboard press located on Kauai and guys are pressing boards. Kauai made skateboards? Indoor training facilities? Exciting stuff.

Legendary Skater Danny Way with Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Kauai County Parks Director Lenny Rapozo, and members of Kauai Skate Ohana

Stay tuned for more information related to New Public Skateparks on Kauai. Coconut wireless says that legendary skateboarder Danny Way and legendary skatepark builders California Skateparks may be teaming up for building Kauai’s first public Skate Plaza at Hanapepe Stadium.

If you’re reading this article right now and thinking to yourself “I’ve heard this rumor for years when is it ever going to happen?” here’s a quote from Danny himself:

“You are about what you do. If you have the passion, it will work out. You always have to endure. Your skateboarding has to be on point and you have to maintain that, and then other things will fall into place. Believe in you and all will come true”.

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June 24, 2013

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