A Day & a Life to Remember: Harold Hunter Day
Harold Hunter, who passed over six years ago, left an enigmatic legacy. He was a breakthrough artist with his skateboard and his lifestyle. He was sweet-as-pie until he wasn’t. He was always good for a laugh or maybe a cry. He inspired. He was disappointing. He was human. Most of all, he was human. He was way up and way down. His life was like a pass in a half-pipe, soar or crash, but always pushing the limits. He was as comfortable in a club as he was on the street skateboarding and wherever the kids gathered for a game. He was going to be a star. He was a star. I saw him in the movies where he was a reality star before we even had reality programming.
In honor of his life and character, Harold Hunter Day has been created. Alex Corporan, a good friend of Harold, tells us all about it.
Harold Hunter Day is an annual skate jam celebrating the life of Harold Hunter. Over a thousand skateboards, spectators, pros, legends and friends of Harold have attended every year. Started by the Harold Hunter Foundation, director Jessica Forsyth was pretty much a sister to him; she wanted to do H.H. Day to honor Harold as a remarkable individual and a unique skateboarder. To me, Harold made the world go round; he made kids, men, and women feel good about skateboarding and being themselves. Harold was full of life, and he had plenty to give.
This is why H.H. Day is so amazing; Harold’s energy is still there and will continue to be. This year marked the 6th annual Harold Hunter Day, and it just keeps growing. The H.H. Foundation now raises money by doing several events throughout the year which raise money to send kids to Camp Woodward Skateboarding, where Harold spend many joyful summers. Sending H.H. Foundation kids to Woodward was a natural place to start.
The Woodward and Element scholarship program is just the beginning of what we hope will be many initiatives to expand NYC kids’ horizons, help them to experience the world, and make connections through skateboarding.
Harold Hunter Day continues every year so look out for it because it only gets better…..