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Skateboarding for Hope Powered by 5fm Soweto

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On 16 June in 1976, 20,000 students in Soweto protested the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. Up to 700 students were killed in the Soweto Uprising which is now known as Youth Day, celebrated on 16 June by honoring those lives. On Youth Day 2014, over 60 competing skaters […]

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Skateboarding for Hope heads to Soweto on Youth Day

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Incorporating skateboarding giveaways and coaching clinics for disadvantaged youth with the area’s best skateboarding, 2014′s Boogaloos Skateboarding for Hope powered by 5fm heads to Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto on Youth Day, 16 June, 2014. We’re running with the same uplifting and action packed programme as usual combined with 5FM’s hottest DJ’s and special guest […]

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Skateboarding for Hope Brightwater on SABC1

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COverage of Skateboarding for Hope Brightwater on SABC1

SABC 1 pulled through at the Skateboarding for Hope presented by Boogaloos event at Brightwater Commons in Johannesburg on 26 April to gain some more insight of the mission of the Skateboarding for Hope event. Check out this video segment where SABC interviews Boogaloos CEO Gavin Powell on the impact of the SFH tour as well […]

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Nico Ludek wins Wildcard at SFH Bloemfontein

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Welkom’s Nico Ludek is a relatively newcomer on the scene and is definitely a product of the introduction of international skateboarding competitions to South Africa in recent years. We’ve seen Nico grow up quite a bit in the past few years, and it’s great to see that his heavy skating regiment has been paying off. […]

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Skateboarding for Hope Menlyn Video Recap

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Skateboarding for Hope at Menlyn Skatepark in Pretoria Video Recap

The Skateboarding for Hope Tour hit Menlyn Skatepark in Pretoria on 17 May to hang out with and teach the children of Louie Botha Children’s Home a few things about skateboarding as well as host a competition with a R5000 prize purse for the area’s best skaters. Congrats again to Charl Steyn who earned a […]

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Skateboarding for Hope Menlyn Photos and Recap

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Menlyn Skatepark has been in staple skatepark in the Pretoria area for around 20 years now and has even hosted big names such as Ronnie Creager, Jamie Thomas, and Chad Muska back in the 90’s. It’s also helped play a role in the development of Pretoria locals, past and present, including Charl Steyn, Joubert & […]