Virgil Abloh has partnered with skateboarding company DGK & the Chill Foundation youth development program working on providing custom skateboards as well as skating lessons and protective gear to kids that are members of certain Boys & Girls Clubs in Chicago.
As per a press release, DGK gave out 25 custom skateboards and protective gear were given out for free use at the Louis L. Valentine Club & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club. The chill foundation however will provide outdoor courses geared towards members between 10 and 18 for free. The program is set to launch on Nov. 12th.
Virgil Abloh and Stevie Williams (founder of DGK) originally teamed up to collaborate on a limited run of skateboards where the proceeds were donated to Saved by Skateboarding. DGK began back in 2002 with Williams intending to provide opportunities to less advantaged potential skaters. The Chill Foundation labels itself as “a positive youth development program that inspires youth to overcome challenges through boardsports.”
For Abloh, who has always expressed a devotion to charitable causes, is an alum of the Boys & Girls C and his donation is intended to “ensure youth in underserved local communities can experience [the] fast growing sport”, that being skateboarding.
The program, as stated above, will launch on Nov. 12th
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