Shaun White Supply Co. (SWSC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the organization that encourages young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, today announced plans for the first annual SWSC Teen Leadership Award to be presented in Washington, D.C. this September.
Shaun White Reveals First Annual Shaun White Supply Co. Teen Leadership Award (Photo: Business Wire)
“As an alumnus, I’m a huge supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Shaun White, two-time Olympic gold medalist. “I grew up going to the local club in San Diego and it really helped me during rough times, so I’m stoked to give back.”
With more than 1,800 teens gathered in Atlanta at the BGCA’s 46th National Keystone Conference to discuss issues facing young people, White delivered a personal message revealing that the first annual SWSC Teen Leadership Award will be presented during this year’s Congressional Convention to six outstanding young people who demonstrate strong character, citizenship and live healthy lifestyles.
“Not only has Shaun always supported our organization, but he is a real inspiration to our Club members,” said Frank Sanchez, Vice President, Sports & Entertainment, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We are thrilled to partner with Supply Co. to present this annual award to six deserving teens.”
As part of the SWSC Teen Leadership Award, each recipient will receive a scholarship fund, along with a personalized Supply Co. package.
About Shaun White Supply Co.:
Launched in 2011, Shaun White Supply Co. is an action sports hard goods line created by professional athlete, Shaun White. Partnering with distributor and manufacturer D6 Sports, SWSC products include Skateboards, BMX Bikes, Stunt Scooters, Helmets & Pads, Balance Boards, 3-in-1 Grind Rail and Grom Fun Box. Carefully designed by White and his team, every item in the SWSC line can be used by professional athletes competing at the highest of levels, as well as the everyday person for recreational use. Learn more at http://www.shaunwhitesupplyco.com.
And to view his personal message, please visit http://youtu.be/VterSB12-Pw.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America:
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.