July 8, 2013

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SKATEBOARDING IN INDIA EPISODE 2

It’s really good to see things like this happening around the world. Skateboarding can create change.

In March of this year, Levi’s®, 2er and India’s HolyStoked Collective formed a true collaboration in skateboarding. Together, they gathered a team of skaters, journalists, photographers and filmmakers from USA, UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and Australia to ascend on Bangalore to build India’s first FREE skateboard park. Skateboarding legends Omar Salazar, Stefan Janoski, Chet Childress and Al Partanen came in to assist the crew of 34 builders that worked tirelessly for 16 straight days. Together they laid 20 tons of sand, 3 tons of cement, 2,000 meters of steal, and 1 palm tree for good measure, building this beautiful skate park in Bangalore. HolyStoked aims to empower the community in Bangalore through skateboarding, and Levi’s® alongside 2er is humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the growing skateboard community in India. Local skateboarders of Bangalore now have the chance to take full advantage of this FREE skatepark and be a part of growing their skateboard heritage. Additionally, Levi’s® assisted 2er in gathering skateboards from global skate communities in order to supply HolyStoked with enough skateboards to form a skateboard school. These classes also offered English lessons for local children who would otherwise not have access to these resources. “After everyone committed two long weeks of hard work, our goal to bring India’s first free skatepark was finally done! It was smiles for miles in India today and it felt great to us all. Thanks to all and to the HolyStoked crew for never giving up! It’s all about taking action and doing what’s right! Look how happy skateboarding makes these kids!” said Skateboard Pro, Omar Salazar

Download the new Levi’s® Skate Collection 2013 Lookbook HERE.