On March 6, 2009 the GRO team began a journey that will lead to over 70 cities in more than 40 states across the nation to mentor and coach females of all ages in skateboarding, with BMX and Surf at specific locations. The events consist of girl skate sessions, on-site demonstrations and hands-on training in a fun and safe environment. Through one-on-one interaction with top action sports instructors., each girl will come away from the program with the basic skills of the sport, increased confidence and ongoing opportunities in action sports.
“Skateboarding can be customized to fit anyone’s needs. Many people see the professionals through major televised events and decide that they are incapable of such feats. What we want to show is the other side of skating, the fun, the progression, the sessions and friends. That is the true heart of action sports.” Says Courtney Payne Taylor, the organizations founder.
GRO will host over 50 events in 40 states as it embarks on its travels around the country. The workshops will run from March to November with our final stop for the Tampa Am in Florida.