LifeValet had the RAd chance to make the excursion down to Trenton, NJ from NYC to capture and enjoy this amazing group of passionate Skateboarders on their Go Skateboard Day.
The the non profit group of Skaters based in Trenton, New Jersey is Called “Freedom”. Appropriately named serving the youth of Trenton NJ’s Skateboard, BMX and Art community. On their Go Skate Day the group was blessed with a visit from Ryan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation who graciously made a much needed and well deserver donation to the Freedom Organization. Sheckler brought a few friends along to shred with the local Freedom crew for a packed indoor session with skateboarding abilities ranging from Pro to 1st tim dropping in! Such a great day for Freedom Org. and Skateboarding in New Jersey!! Thank you Ryan, Chaz Ortiz, Fabrizio Santos and the Freedom Skateboard Staff. Photos By Mike A. Cohen
Freedom is an all-volunteer 501c(3) nonprofit led by skateboarders and Trenton residents. Jake McNichol, Freedom’s Founder and Executive Director, is a skateboarder, writer, and communications professional who grew up in Ewing, New Jersey and now lives and works in Trenton. Jake made his first foray into nonprofit work when he founded and ran a skateboarding summer camp for at-risk youth during his junior year of high school. Since then, he has developed extensive networks within the skateboarding, nonprofit, and New Jersey political communities.