Nashville Volunteers Build 225 Skateboards For Underserved Youth



WHAT: Can’d Aid is partnering with Seagate to build 225 skateboards to be donated to kids at Margaret Allen Middle School, John Early Middle School, and Bethlehem Centers of Nashville.


WHEN: Feb 16, 2-4pm


WHERE: Hutton Hotel, 1808 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203


MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the socially-distanced skateboard build. A representative from the hosting organizations Can'd Aid and Seagate Technology 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.


CONTACT: Please RSVP to Can'd Aid founder and executive director Diana Ralston

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About Can’d Aid

Can’d 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 million cans of water have been distributed, over 6,700 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.


About Seagate Technology   

Seagate Technology crafts the datasphere, helping to maximize humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data storage and management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. A global technology leader for more than 40 years, the company has shipped over three billion terabytes of data capacity. Learn more about Seagate by visiting www.seagate.com or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and subscribing to our blog.