Video Premiere: Unity Skate Club
“I love skating so much, I sleep with my skate boots like they are my girlfriend. -Mensah”
Today we are proud to share the story of Unity Skate Club.
For the members of Unity Skate Club, skating is a space of freedom. An opportunity to test limits. Feel the wind. Be with friends. And forget their problems and worries.
For the members of Unity Skate Club- skating is their life.
Skating is still a small sport in Ghana, but its popularity is booming. Unity Skate Club has grown from a couple of friends in Labadi to a dedicated group which is training to be able to compete in international competitions. Unfortunately, finding skates in Ghana is a challenge- so there a lot of kids interested in skating who don’t have the opportunity. Everyone on the team has their own story of how they managed to get their hands on theirs. If you are interested in supporting Unity Skate Club, reach out to the leaders here or email email@example.com.
We filmed this story back in July when we were working with Of Rags in Accra. Many thanks to Branson Skinner for driving us around (while Ethan filmed out the sunroof and window).
We love this story because we think it represents the kinds of stories the world needs more of. Everyday people who come together to start something to spread their passion to the wider community.