Earlier this month, Up2Us and member organizations headed to capital hill to raise awareness of youth sports and their benefits to the folks at the top.
Stephanie Murdock and Courtney Payne Taylor attended the event representing Skatepark of Baltimore, Girls Riders Organization, Skate Like A Girl and the important roll action sports for youth can play overall.
One day was extra special in that it was one on on e with kids from the local Shaw High School in DC. It started off with a select group of kids, Up2Us, Tony Hawk and more gathering at this historic restaurant for lunch.
Then we all walked over to Shaw High School for a convocation discussing the state of youth athletics, what we need to work for and a glimpse into the impact of skateboarding on the life of Tony Hawk.
The kids got their chance to ask questions and they had some good ones. Smart group over there at Shaw.
After the visits with the kids, it was back to capital hill to rejoin the other organizational leaders in meetings with various house representatives to raise awareness of the programs that exist on the grassroots level and the measure of impact those programs have on the future leaders of America.
It was a great event and thank you to everyone that made it possible and everyone that was out to be a part of the voice. When we as a nation cut all investment in the future, what kind of future can we expect. The kids of today need sports, need activities and need someone who ensures they are not just another budget cut.