Harold Hunter Day this Sunday


NEW YORK, NY – September 23, 2010 – The Harold Hunter Foundation, in asso­ci­a­tion with Zoo York, CCS, DVS Shoes, Camp Woodward and Red Bull, is proud to announce the 4th Annual Harold Hunter Day is set for Sunday, October 10th, in New York City.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely pass­ing, and man­aged by the non-​​profit Harold Hunter Foundation, HH Day IV will once again unite NYC’s skate com­mu­nity for a pos­i­tive day of skate­board­ing and good times in honor of Harold.

A true New York icon loved by all, Harold’s larger-​​than-​​life per­son­al­ity and giv­ing nature touched the lives of count­less peo­ple around the world.  HH Day com­mem­o­rates a life well lived by cel­e­brat­ing the things Harold cher­ished most – skate­board­ing, music, friends, fam­ily, and of course, NYC.

On Sunday after­noon, October 10th, HH Day IV will kick off at the L.E.S Skatepark on the cor­ner of Pike and Monroe Streets under the Manhattan Bridge.  An all-​​ages skate jam will run from 1 – 5pm with pop-​​up best trick con­tests, prod­uct give­aways, appear­ances by spe­cial guests, and live music from DJ Smoke L.E.S.

Once the skate jam is fin­ished, an after-​​party will go down at Panda NYC located at 139 Chrystie Street in Manhattan.  Dubbed “Harold’s Happy Hour,” the all-​​ages gath­er­ing will be open to the pub­lic with past and present HHF Woodward Scholarship recip­i­ents in attendance.

“I love the fact that HH Day con­nects peo­ple and their ideas, and allows for a shared pos­i­tive expe­ri­ence amongst friends,” says Harold’s brother, Ron Hunter.  “It’s great see­ing happy faces and watch­ing kids go crazy for skate­board­ing because it’s what they love to do.  I know Harold would sin­cerely thank every­one who sup­ports HH Day and believes in the HH Foundation.”

As a reg­is­tered 501©(3) non-​​profit orga­ni­za­tion, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on sup­port from the skate com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing scene to achieve its mis­sion of using skate­board­ing as a vehi­cle to pro­vide inner-​​city youth with valu­able life expe­ri­ences that nur­ture indi­vid­ual cre­ativ­ity, resource­ful­ness and the devel­op­ment of life skills.

With this goal in mind, a lim­ited edi­tion HH Day IV t-​​shirt designed by Mark Nardelli, and HHF deck designed by Eli Gesner, will be sold at the event with pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ing the Harold Hunter Foundation.  Both items will also be avail­able post-​​event at select shops.

HH Day IV also marks the offi­cial launch of the first-​​ever Harold Hunter Foundation x DVS sneaker, avail­able this Fall in lim­ited quan­ti­ties.  As DVS founder Tim Gavin puts it, “Harold was the first per­son from New York that I had ever met.  Right from the start, he was there to show us around NYC and be an awe­some host to his great city.  Ever since meet­ing Harold that first time, I always hooked him up with shoes and sup­ported him any way I could.  Harold is a leg­end and to be asso­ci­ated with him and his foun­da­tion is a blessing!”

Harold Hunter Day IV is made pos­si­ble through gen­er­ous sup­port from Zoo York, CCS, DVS Shoes, Camp Woodward, Red Bull and Panda NYC, as well as the col­lec­tive New York skate community.

For more infor­ma­tion on Harold Hunter Day IV and the Harold Hunter Foundation, please visit: www​.harold​hunter​.org.

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