Sunday was a great day! tSB family, friends, peer leaders, mentors, alumni, and potential Prophets (1st year students) put their creative hands and minds to use to finish an intricate art mural at the Delridge skate park. What an awesome way to give back to the neighborhood we call home! After 5 hours of working in the last of Seattle’s summer sun, we put the finishing touches onto the tile mosaic.
This Saturday will be Delridge Day, and the official opening of the Delridge Skate Park. Come visit us and witness the awesome legitness of tSB art yourself. We’ll be there, so come around and get to know us!
Matt Hendrickson aka Heezy aka Old Man Napkins. Thank you for your years of mentorship, Board leadership and support. You have given a lot to tSB and we are so proud to see you pursue your educational goals and build new community down in New Orleans. tSB Family Forever!
In the sun of last late August, we held our annual tSB Lu’au, where tSB family and friends came together at the Nectar Lounge to celebrate another successful year of tSB programming and the community that gave a hand in crafting it. Pairing together Hansen’s soda pop and Pai’s yummy Hawaiian plate lunches, the audience soaked up sun while live music by tSB artists such as Khingz, Militant Child, and Paris Randall played on the main stage. The floor was packed with dancing bodies, and the line for Pai’s kalua pig, lemongrass chicken, organic tofu, and special tSBlue Marlin was wrapping around the corner! It was the perfect opportunity for everyone to say hello and good bye to summer, especially the students that are going back to school for the fall.
The highlight of the night was definitely the pie eating contest! Each contestant had 3 platters of chocolate-puddin’-pie placed in front of them. At the mark, the competitors began to chow down on the pies, painting their faces with pudding. After five minutes, a tie between Peer Leader Maryyah T. and tSB friend Justin W. was declared! Congrats and thanks for being such great sports!
The other contests that we had throughout the night included Best Hawaiian T-shirt (which Nico, left, won. What’s more Hawaiian than no shirt at all?) and a raffle that included prizes such as a year’s supply of Caffe Vita coffee and chocolate, a rad Spacecraft art piece, and a backpack chock-full of snowboarding gear and goodies!
After all the contest fun and live performances, the mic was open to a night of karaoke. SWV’s ‘Weak’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘RESPECT’, and Jagged Edge’s ‘Where the Party At’ were performed by youth, mentors, and friends. After Viral performed, he was so inspired that he proposed to our Board Member Aparna (she said yes). Everyone was sharing laughs and making awesome memories that tSB is known for.
Thank you to all of the guests that made the lu’au a blast!
Check out all of the photos from the Lu’au here!
Special thanks to our sponsors: Nectar Lounge, Pai’s Foods, EJK Accounting and Tax Services, Where Ya At Matt, Pacific Continental Bank, Caffe Vita and Via Tribunali, Spacecraft and evo.
Lib Tech and Snowboy Productions are stoked to bring back the Downtown Throwdown to Seattle on October 8…it’s gonna be BANANAS!
With the more snow in Pioneer Square than Seattle will see all year, this event has grown from a great local event to the biggest and most respected urban snowboarding event in the world. 25 of the biggest up and coming names in snowboarding will compete in a 2 hour free-for-all for a share in $10K in cash!
The invite list is STACKED with the likes of Scott Stevens, Forest Bailey, Johnny Lazz, Ted Borland, Jake Kuzyk, Dylan Thompson, Austen Sweetin, Jess Kimura and a lot more. We can’t wait to see who will join Dan Brisse, Jed Anderson (twice), Nick Visconti and Ryan Paul as the next Downtown Throwdown champ.
In addition to the non-stop shred action, there will also be music, Cobra Dogs and other food vendors, live art by Lib Tech’s Quincy Quigg, a raffle of great prizes that benifits tSB (www.theserviceboard.org) as well as info and prizes from all our great sponsors.
Best of all? It’s still TOTALLY FREE AND BENEFITS TSB!! So get down to Pioneer Square and check out the action!
Downtown Throwdown / Seattle Occidental Park in Pioneer Square – Noon to 4PM Facebook Event Page