Skate Rising lends a helping hand to Rady Children’s Hospital

Encinitas’ non-profit Skate Rising delivered boxes of fun activity kits, made by 75 young skater girls, to Rady Children’s Hospital patients on July 13.

Calli Kelsay is the founder and program director of Skate Rising, which has a mission to teach compassion through service, empowerment and skateboarding to girls between the ages of 4-18.

“We use skateboarding as a conduit to teach self-confidence,” Kelsay said.

The charitable organization is the youth arm of Exposure Skate, a non-profit that brings opportunity and visibility to women who embody courage and strength through skateboarding.

For the third time in four years, Skate Rising delivered fun activity kits for a mixture of ages to Rady Children’s Hospital.

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