We just launched our 1st Annual ‘Go
Skateboarding Day’ Fundraiser:
SKATE: A fundraiser to turn broken
skateboards into skateparks.
We teamed up with Bryce
Kanights, Silas Baxter-Neal, and Reese Kahn and gave them one task: Write “Go
In our wood shop, we 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
is set to launch today, Monday, June 17th and will run through Sunday June
23rd 11:45 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.
Kanights and Baxter-Neal 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.
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.
from the WriteGoSkate project, we will be donating 50% of all proceeds
from MapleXO.com on Go Skateboarding day to the Powell Blvd. Skatepark fund.
@MapleXO • #writegoskate • @originalBK • @silasbaxterneal
MapleXO is a recycled skateboard jewelry & accessories
company made up of skateboarders out of Portland, OR USA. Founded by Lindsay Jo
Holmes in 2006, MapleXO is currently sold in over 50 stores worldwide. In 2010,
MapleXO began working with PS Stix skateboard manufacture to recycle the
industrial waste of skateboard manufacturing in addition to the post consumer
waste. They are constantly adding to their line of products that now include
house wares and furniture. www.MapleXO.com @MapleXO