Over Veteran's Day weekend, the OC Ramps crew had the privilege of hosting a group of incredible veterans for a skate day at our warehouse thanks to the efforts of Six Feet Above. Six Feet Above was founded by and is operated by veterans. Their passion is with serving and helping their fellow veterans and service members win their battles with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The Six Feet Above team aims to connect with and support veterans and service members through skateboarding. They do this through retreats which revolve around skateboarding and other beneficial therapies - all free of cost to the veterans and service members participating.
We first spoke with Benjie Manibog, the Operations Officer from Six Feet Above, in May of this year when they were inquiring about some ramps for one of the retreats which they were holding. We were stoked to hear back from him again regarding their November retreat that they were planning and were more than happy to open up our warehouse and our ramps to all of the veterans who were apart of the retreat.
Tyler, the CEO and owner of OC Ramps, joined in on the event and enjoyed the time he was able to spend speaking with Riley Whitcomb, the founder of Six Feet Above, with Benjie, and all of the veterans who came out for an afternoon of shredding!
It was an incredible day for the OC Ramps team being able to host an amazing group of veterans and service members thanks to Six Feet Above. Listening to how skateboarding has become such an integral part of their lives and a therapeutic activity was inspiring. It really emphasized the many ways which skateboarding and being part of this community can change lives and make someone's day a bit brighter.