Second Annual Surf-A-Thon International Skateboard Clinic. Mindanao, Philippine Islands


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Returning to Initao Mindanao for the Second Annual Surf-A-Thon skateboard clinic, I could not help associating with American General MacArthur’s famous I will return statement. After all I told these kids I would be back as well. I can report with satisfaction several of the boys present at last years clinic, showed up and had been skating with the boards we presented to them last year! The heat was on as the temperature reached into the triple digit neighborhood as we began the show. Try to envision that these kids in all likely hood have never spoken to an American nor ridden a skateboard.Therefore showing up unannounced to the village is a shocker for sure! The clinic began slowly just as last year, at first the kids were timid and refused to try out the four wheeled slab of fun. But as I skated around, kids being kids they gravitated…

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