Colorado-based nonprofit organization Can’d Aid and volunteers will build 65 skateboards on Monday, Sept. 19, at Oskar Blues Grill and Brew on Market St. The boards will be donated on Sept. 20 to fifth-grade students at University Prep Arapahoe in Denver and A Precious Child, an organization that works with youth in the foster system in Colorado.
MEDIA OPP: Can’d Aid’s Board of Directors, including Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis, will be in town to attend this special event and will be available for interviews at both the skateboard build event at Oskar Blues Grill and Brew and the donation event at University Prep Arapahoe.
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For many of the children receiving a donation, this will be their very first skateboard – providing a valuable opportunity to get outside and active. Through Can’d Aid’s national Treads + Trails program, more than 7,900 skateboards and bikes have been built and donated to underprivileged youth.
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On Sept. 19, Can’d Aid Volunteers Build 65 Skateboards For Denver Students
WHAT: Colorado-based nonprofit organization Can’d Aid and volunteers will build 65 skateboards on Monday, Sept. 19, at Oskar Blues Grill and Brew on Market St. The boards will be donated on Sept. 20 to fifth-grade students at University Prep Arapahoe in Denver and A Precious Child, an organization that works with youth in the foster system in Colorado.
The in-person donation event at University Prep Arapahoe on Sept. 20 will include a live demonstration by a professional skateboarder to provide a few tips and tricks and to encourage the kids to get active outside.
Skateboard Build - Sept. 19, 5-7 pm
Donation - Sept. 20, 1:45-2:45 pm
Skateboard Build - Oskar Blues Grill and Brew on Market Street (1624 Market St, Denver, CO 80202)
Donation - University Prep Arapahoe (2409 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205)
MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the skateboard build and the donation event. For this special event, Can’d Aid’s Board of Directors will be available for interviews.
WHY: Children average 7 hours of screen time per day and only 1 in 5 gets the daily recommended amount of exercise. Through its Treads + Trails program, Can’d Aid helps combat these troubling statistics. Can’d Aid has donated more than 2,000 bikes and skateboards nationally to students in the past year. At a time when our nation’s youth are experiencing extreme levels of anxiety, depression and mental health issues, Can’d Aid’s programs provide healthy and active outlets for underserved and at-risk children across the country. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, please visit candaid.org.
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About Can’d Aid
Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 2.7 million cans of water have been distributed, over 12,000 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 2,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.