We're proud to announce our new charity partner for NASS 2018. SkatePal is a non-profit organisation that works with communities throughout Palestine to enhance the lives of young people through skateboarding. Since 2013, their ongoing presence and award-winning projects have reached hundreds of young people across the West Bank and won acclaim and recognition from supporters around the world. SkatePal is run by a committed team of local and international volunteers who, through teaching skate classes, building skateparks and providing equipment, are enabling an ever-growing number of Palestinian skaters to empower themselves and inspire the next generation of Palestinian youth.
Skatepal's mission statement for 2018 is simple: maintain the parks that have been created as well as continue to host regular skate schools making sure the young palestinian skaters stay engaged and continue to learn and reap the benefits skateboarding has to offer. NASS will be making donations this year to ensure the continuation of these classes and high quality volunteers and instructors. If you plan on attending NASS 2018, be sure to seek these guys out and say hey. They will have a dedicated area where you can find out more information about potentially becoming a volunteer over in Palestine as well how you can help in the UK too. You can donate when you purchase your NASS tickets, onsite or over on the SkatePal website. In the meantime, make sure you read our previous interview we hosted with SkatePal last year to find out more information about their most recent project.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Skatepal and sees the release of their first official magazine to celebrate. Pick up a copy here and for regular updates follow the guys on Instagram and Facebook
We cannot wait to have these guys on site this year!
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