Pro skateboarder Harper hosting clinic


Professional skateboarder, entrepreneur and community activist Darren Harper will host a free skate camp for the youth in Providence and the New England area this August 16.

Harper will host the camp from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Following the camp, Harper will hold an evening executive networking affair for business professionals, socialites, etc. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This will be a free camp that is aimed towards educating the youth about being active, staying healthy and learning about skateboarding. The camp will provide clinics and showcases for the campers to learn and showcase their talents. It also geared towards raising skateboard awareness around the community.

The camp itself will be held at Greater Kennedy Plaza in the Bank of America City Center. That is located at 2 Kennedy Plaza in Providence.

The Aqua Providence event will be held at the Providence Marriott Hotels & Resorts at 1 Orms Street.

The day is sponsored by Swing Juice, Bank of America Skating Center and GBSC.

Many consider Darren Harper the "Floyd Mayweather of skateboarding.” He is helping to bridge the gap between the urban community and street skateboarding for all ages.

Darren's skateboarding career has always been methodical. Not only has he been instrumental in getting the urban community interested in skateboarding, but Darren has also shown an entrepreneurial spirit by having a business mindset when it comes to his personal brand. His vision is to have a positive influence on the sport.

Even though skateboarding is not a popular sport in the minority communities, Darren Harper – a.k.a. "DStreets" – has been integral in the change of that perception.

Raised in the streets of Washington, D.C., Darren has been a leader in not only influencing minorities in the sport but also increasing the interest everywhere he goes by always teaching kids who are willing to learn more about skateboarding.


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