Central Lake, MI, August 13, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- ActionProfiles.com, an action sports network has partnered with InOurOwnQuietWay.org in an effort to raise money and awareness to the drought problem in Kenya, Africa. Kenya is in the throes of a three- year drought that has affected millions, and the two organizations are hoping to see dams built that will benefit local communities and relieve dire needs for clean water. The new “Give a Dam” campaign is not only promoting clean water sources, but is also hoping to bring new forms of revenue to South Africa via action sports, such as skateboarding, wakeboarding, and surfing. Companies contributing to the campaign effort include ZAGG™, Wakeology, Rockwell Timekeepers, Marine Products, Edge Motorsports, and Revolution Mfg.
AP team members Shawn Vierra and Kye Tanner will be in Kenya from July 28th – August 10th shooting a new action sports documentary and working in the field, providing much needed aid to rural communities. “These types of opportunities to give back are few and far between,” explains AP Owner Jesse DenHerder, “We’re honored to leverage AP’s creative strengths toward such a worthy cause.” Quiet Way has already filled two 40-foot containers with humanitarian, educational, and medical supplies to benefit children in Kenya, a shipment worth over 1 million dollars. AP has also created a limited edition line of “Africa themed” T-shirts, wakeboards, and longboards that will be sold to raise money for the “Give a Dam” project, with the first run being offered as gifts to the VP of Kenya.
About “Give a Dam”
Every day young Kenyan people (mostly women) have to travel up to 45 miles to retrieve water for drinking and cooking. (The silhouette of the Kenyan woman with the water jug on her head is ubiquitous.) These villagers are forced to leave their children behind, unattended, and to face frequent exhausting trips just for the convenience of clean water. QW is working to build dams that would take water from the streams and create reservoirs for small communities. These reservoirs would keep fresh water during the drought season to make life for Kenyans healthier, more convenient, and also eliminate the need for leaving children unattended.
For more info check out: InOurOwnQuietway.org
Established in 2004, ActionProfiles.com is a leading “rider owned and operated” Action Sports Networks. Whether it be creating professional looking profiles, communicating with other members via private messaging, checking local competition dates on the event calendar or browsing through thousands of the site’s member photos and videos, ActionProfiles.com, gives anyone interested in the industry, a chance to progress, interact and gain exposure. With communities including, Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Mountain Biking, BMX, Motorcross, and coming soon Kite-boarding, AP is considered a must-visit for action sports athletes of all ages, cultures, and skill level. ActionProfiles.com is 100% free to riders, offering a safe core community for young and old.
For more information on ActionProfiles.com or the “Give a dam” campaign call (231) 590-3583 or email info@Actionprofiles.com.