EXPOSURE Skate is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit women’s skateboarding benefit event dedicated to promoting and progressing women’s professional skating as well as raising awareness for domestic violence.
The Main Event:
Exposure Skate is the biggest all-female skateboarding competition in the world, hosted in San Diego California.
The event creates a platform for professional and amateur female skateboarders from around the world to come together and compete. The event also provides free learn-to-skate and yoga clinics for the community as well as includes an educational vendor village that promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Along with creating a much needed avenue for aspiring and professional female skaters to pursue their dreams and showcase their talents, the Exposure Skate event shines a light on domestic violence and raises funds to help support survivors of domestic violence and the organizations that provide comprehensive social services to facilitate transition to healthier, happier and safer lives.
(Photo of Gaby Ponce by Brad T. Miller)
The Event’s Impact on Domestic Violence :
EXPOSURE 2012‘s proceeds helped to create scholarships for survivors of domestic violence through the DLL Scholarship Fund.
EXPOSURE 2013 raised enough money to put up to 40 people through Carol’s House, a comprehensive program that provides domestic violence victims and their families shelter, counseling and employment opportunities.
EXPOSURE 2014 they raised enough to support up to 50 people through Carol’s House.
Why is the EXPOSURE EVENT important to the Skate Industry as well as female amateur and professional skaters?
Women’s skateboarding is still a fraction of the men’s market, but with the Exposure Skate event , there will be more women drawn to compete, and more girls who will come to watch and dream of competing one day themselves. This event not only provides an avenue for female amateur skaters to pursue their passion and make their dream into a reality but it levels the playing field within the skate industry.