Local businesses create Skate Jam benefitting beach food pantry

Local businesses create Skate Jam benefitting beach food pantry

On Sunday, April 16, 2023, Street Thing Skate Jam was put on by Ghost Ship Supply Co and Mom’s Sweet Shop, another amazing local business, which attracted approximately 150 people participants and attendees throughout the day — and was enjoyed by all.

“Our goal for this event, as with all events and partnerships, is to create jam style experiences celebrating radical creative expression, building community, and giving back to great local causes,” said Ghost Ship Supply Co in a statement.

As 3 sick bands played at the edge of the street course, we held a judged jam styled session for a few hours where “Best Trick” and “Wildcard” winner were selected.Then skaters and spectators in attendance chose the “Crowd Favorite” recipient.

We also launched a new game, “Skate Roulette” to move the crowd, incorporating a spinner wheel laced with skate tricks informing a mass game of S-K-A- T-E for 25+ people. Street Thing Skate Jam benefitted the Beach Food Pantry, a community service. They provide a full array of groceries available to those in need, whether it’s on a temporary or ongoing basis.

Stop by and meet the amazing team of volunteers who are there to help keep our community fed!! We’re humbled by the donations, not just by every skate jam entrant but also the greater Outer Banks community. Overhaul was 335+ pounds of food donations providing a total of 279 meals!

Click the thumbnail below to access a photo gallery highlighting the event: