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May 15 2008 / Thursday

Here's a little report from GGOB Washington, DC, where Courtney and the GRO team stopped to spread a little bit of happiness.

We pulled up in the van right as the area schools were letting out. We unloaded boards, pads and helmets to take to the park and St. Fracis De Salles's after school program was also heading that way.

Catching up with a few of the girls, we asked, "Do you skate? Do you want to learn how?" Most of the kids just sit around the bowl at Green Skate Lab just because they haven't had a chance to learn. Today was different. What started with a few curious girls being brave ended with the entire after school program having fun. The kids had a great time and a few actually discovered their natural skills.

We all had a great time and when the kids started heading back to get picked up by their families, we finished off the perfect day with some good old fashioned swag. They were stoked to take home some brand new decks, stickers and shirts. If smiles are any indication, it was an awesome day not soon forgotten.

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To the staff at the program, thanks for helping everything run smoothly and look for us to come back in 2009!

GGOB may be heading to a skate spot near you. It's easy to RSVP online for any of our upcoming stops. Hope to see you soon!

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