ASF Partners With Art for the Sky!

"Put Your Sky Sight On!"

 ASF team members were recently invited to participate in an interesting project with Tampa Bay Blvd. Elementary School in West Tampa, and Art For The Sky. Art for the Sky is a unique art form created by artist Daniel Dancer, where detailed scenes are laid out on the ground and viewed from the sky. What makes this a unique project is that the participants get to become part of the art! Approximately 850 students and staff took part in this image, and is one that they will never forget!

Daniel and his son are fellow kiteboarders from the Columbia River Gorge area in Oregon, and have completed many unique living art scenes that always carry a positive message.

This project consisted of the creation of a giant dolphin scene on the school grounds, using materials such as fill dirt, white sand, and even clothing for the borders and shading. The students learn about dolphins and the ocean in the weeks leading up to the project, and were really excited to get started on this giant masterpiece!  Art teacher, Stephanie Bucklew set up this event, and had the children working on their own dolphin paintings in preparation for the big day.
The students were a big help in laying out the scene and moving the materials into place, using their endless energy loading dirt and sand into the wheelbarrows and buckets. (Those kids sure took their shoveling seriously!) They also brought in pairs of blue jeans to add additional colors and shading to this scene.They did a great job when placing the materials, so that it all blended together into this piece of art that was almost the size of a city block!

Check out the 2012 Trial By Trick Wakeskate Jam and Block Party that went down on April 21,2012 over in Orlando. This event had been scheduled to take place in downtown Orlando, but due to the weather and last minute issues, it was moved to the Kevin Sutton 'compound" on Lake Jessamine.


Special thanks to out host Jerrod Waters of Homegrown Winches, Kevin Sutton Show, Future 6 Clothing, Donkboard, Crowd Control, R2R productions, and 3 Days TV.

 Adaptive Waterski/ Kayak- SPPR and UCANSKI2

This weekend, Action Sports Foundation partnered with Ucanski2, Liquid Access, and St Pete Parks and Rec Dept. for an amazing day of adaptive kayak and waterski clinics for area disabled veterans. This awesome day on the water took place at Lake Seminole in St. Petersburg, and we couldn't have asked for better weather!

The ASF team has had the honor of working with UCanSki2 at several adaptive waterski events over the years through our partners over at the Tampa VA. Their adaptive ski and wakeboard programs are top notch, and founder Ann O'Brine Satterfield, has assembled not only the safest, most progresssive adaptive ski program around, but also an all-star team of volunteers to run the programs. There is a lot of work and logistics that go into these clinics, Ann and her staff are truly professionals at what they do and it was inspiring to see them work.

beach-cleanupAction Sports Foundation had the honor of hosting several area Boys and Girls Clubs to Fort Desoto Park for a beach cleanup and cookout on Thursday, July 5th, 2012.We have been working with some of these clubs over the past few years, and are working on summer camps for watersports.

The bus loads of kids met up at Shelter #5 to focus on the North Beach area, which is one of the heaviest used areas of the park. Fort Desoto Park staff have been extremely busy getting the park back in order after the recent tropical storm. In addition, the 4th of July holiday had every trash bin in the park overflowing, and the birds were eating well, but making a bigger mess than was already there!