MapleXO & the 1st Annual Go Stake Fundraiser
MapleXO is a fantastic Portland company that uses recycled skateboards to make one of a kind jewelry, and we are so stoked to help them announce their first annual Go Skateboarding Day Fundraiser to benefit our community as a whole!!
WRITE GO SKATE: A fundraiser to turn broken skateboards into skateparks.
MapleXO teamed up with Bryce Kanights, Silas Baxter-Neal, and Reese Kahn and gave them one task: Write “Go Skate.”
In the MapleXO wood shop, they turned these handwritten words into mosaic-style art pieces made from broken skateboards. The three individual pieces will be signed by the skateboarders and auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going towards building Portland’s Powell Blvd Skatepark!
The auction is set to launch today, Monday, June 17th and will run through Sunday June 23rd 11:45pm EST.
“There’s something about seeing a person’s handwriting that seems to share a glimpse into their soul. What could be more inspiring than seeing pieces of skated boards making up the handwritten phrase “Go Skate” by such inspiring skateboarders,” says MapleXO’s owner Lindsay Jo Holmes.
Both Kanights' photgraphy and Baxter-Neal's skatebaording are well known in the skateboard community for their past and present influences in skateboarding. To tie in the future of skateboarding, MapleXO asked 6-year-old skateboarder Reese Kahn to participate:
“Reese’s pure and eager passion to be a kid and have fun is one of the most inspiring parts of skateboarding to me. His dad Billy posted a priceless instagram photo of Reese carving a bank ramp with a look of pure joy on his face. The caption read: ‘When going higher is the new trick.’ To me, that right there is skateboarding. Pure and simple,” explains Holmes.
In addition to the Go Skate art auction, we are selling 25 limited edition photographic prints of the project by Jake Richardson each signed by all three contributing skateboarders.
25 Limited Edition 16" x 20" giclee prints on archival paper.
Separately from the WriteGoSkate project, MapleXO will be donating 50% of all proceeds from MapleXO.com on Go Skateboarding day to the Powell Blvd. Skatepark fund.
Supporting sustainability, community and culture. We <3 MapleXO!