On July 8, 2017 Skate Rising welcomed over 80 participants
Above Lauren Cortizo from Girl Meets Strong inspired the girls to push through their fears. She talked about her personal experience and how she too was scared, but used her fear as motivation to work harder and succeed.
She asked all the girls to close their eyes and imagine a life without fear. No fear of falling or failing (not even on tests). She then had the girls pair up to share stories of fears they had already overcome. Finally she welcomed girls up to the front to share.
Each of the girls received a Fear Less Do More bracelet as a reminder of what they learned. Then it was time to skate.
The girls had Steve from Academy Skate Park all over the park.
I always love coming to Skate Rising events. Seeing all the progress the girls are making is so inspiring.
The day ended with a raffle of prizes from donors. Included in the prizes were a Silly Deck that was presented by Silly Girl Pro Bryce, a JoyJoy Watch, and a Pink Helmet Posse board that Kael won and gave to his sister Harlow.
Skate Rising happens the 2nd Saturday of each month and I hope you come to one soon.
Calli with the Girl Meets Strong Team
If you’re in the Phoenix Arizona area you can also check out Skate Rising Phoenix. They have an event the 3rd Saturday of each month.