HAROLD HUNTER DAY III – OCTOBER 10, 2009 – NEW YORK CITY
The Harold Hunter Foundation, in partnership with Zoo York, New Era, CCS and DC Shoes, is proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Harold Hunter Day will take place Saturday, October 10th, in New York City.
Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, HH Day III will once again unite NYC’s skateboarding community for a positive day of shredding in honor of the one-and-only, Harold Hunter.
An iconic figure in New York’s downtown scene, Harold’s larger-than-life personality and generous nature touched the lives of countless people around the world. HH Day commemorates a life well lived by celebrating the things Harold loved most–skateboarding, music, friends, family, good times and of course, NYC.
On Saturday afternoon, October 10th, HH Day III will kick off at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark on the corner of Pike and Monroe Streets in Chinatown. An all-ages skate jam will run from 1–5pm with pop-up best trick events throughout the day, a massive product toss and beats courtesy of DJ Smoke LES and DJ Ani.
Once the skate jam is a wrap, an after-party will go down from 9pm-Midnight at KCDC Skateshop located at 90 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Open to the 21+ crowd only, Harold’s party people will enjoy free beverages and live music, with mini-ramp sessions in full effect all night.
As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skateboarding community to achieve its mission of providing “inner-city youth with valuable life experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth by encouraging and sponsoring their interest in skateboarding.”
With this goal in mind, an exclusive run of limited edition HH Day III T-shirts and New Era hats will be sold to commemorate the event with proceeds benefiting the HH Foundation. Both items feature a collage of classic Harold portraits shot and donated by long-time friend and acclaimed photographer/videographer, Giovanni Reda. The T-shirt ($20) and hat ($35) will be available for purchase separately, or together as a kit ($50).
“As Harold once said, ‘Growing up in New York I never thought it would be like this, but now being here in New York it is like this,’” says Mark Nardelli, HH Day co-organizer and CCS brand director. “Let’s keep things popp’n like Harold always did and have a good time skating with his extended NYC family.”
Harold Hunter Day III is made possible through generous support from the numerous people and companies that played an integral role in Harold’s life. This year a special thank you goes out to Zoo York, New Era, CCS, DC Shoes, Shut, Camp Woodward, KCDC, 5boro, UXA, Brooklyn Brewery, Acapulco Gold, DQM, The Professionals A/V and DJ Equipment, Hopps, Alien Workshop, Habitat, Official, Verte, Billy’s Nuts, Frank151, Instant Winner, Famous, Savage, Off Bowery, Autumn, Anything, Rival, Homage, Supreme, Dah Shop, POST, Rockstar Bearings and Red Bull.
For more information on Harold Hunter Day III and the Harold Hunter Foundation, please visit: www.haroldhunter.org <http://www.haroldhunter.org>