Vans Launches Skateistan Partnership

Vans and South African skater Yann Horowitz celebrate the brand’s partnership with Skateistan, the award-winning international non-profit organization which empowers youth through skateboarding and education in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa, and supports other social skate projects around the world. With this campaign, Vans reminds fans that skateboarding would not be where it is today without the strength of community.

In a new video campaign titled ‘Where It Starts’, Vans and Skateistan zero in on what makes skateboarding so special—the streets, skateparks, backyard pools, and communities that built skateboarding from the ground up. In this segment, Horowitz shares his own experience, and the importance of the skate community to him. Now through September, Vans will donate $10 USD from every pair of Vans Custom Skate Classics purchased from Vans on from June 21 to August 30, 2021 – up to US$200k – to Tides Foundation in support of Skateistan. Watch the video, above…

…And check out our selection of Vans gear in The Canteen here.

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