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Heart Drive Presents the Coastside Ramp Jam ~ A Benefit for ALAS with Same Girls, Coast Tribe and Tiger Shade!
Sat. October 7th @ 2:00pm - 8:00pm
The Heart Drive and ALAS Announce Upcoming Coastside Ramp Jam!
The Coastside Ramp Jam is a free, all-ages event to be held on October 7 th at the Jetty Mini
Ramp on Highway 1 in El Granada. The event, sponsored by Sam’s Chowder House, features
skating lessons, a skate jam, live music, food booths, a raffle, and local vendors; it is the 4th in a
series held over the past couple of years.
The goal of the Ramp Jam is to create a casual, authentic event where the public can celebrate
young people skateboarding and enjoying themselves in a healthy way while feeling embraced
and being seen by the community. In addition, the live music features local musicians from a
number of different genres selected to appeal to both young people and their elders.
The Heart Drive partners with ALAS to put on this event and all proceeds from the event go to
fund ALAS arts programs for local youths. The Heart Drive threw two ramp jams last year that
helped sponsor an ALAS Summer program and a Hip Hop dance class.
Skateboarding is a major focus of the event and continues throughout. Periodically prizes are
handed out to participants based on their skating level. Skateboarders of all ages and abilities are
invited to participate. Prizes are donated by Atlas Skateboard Shop of San Mateo.
The event also features live music from local and regional artists.
Performers for this event include:
Dame tha Dreamer
Food is available for purchase at the event from the following vendors:
The Food Shop 650
Pop Wok N Drop
Non-food vendors include:
Kitchen Witch Design
The Coastside Ramp Jam is the creation of The Heart Drive founder Jesse Nelson. He notes that
“growing up in Half Moon Bay there were very few events for young people. I wanted to create
an event aimed at young people and host it at a place created especially for them.”
The Heart Drive The mission of The Heart Drive as a grassroots collective is to remain "heart to
heart," with the intention to make people, particularly those from marginalized groups, feel seen.
It does this by coming to their doorstep. The Heart Drive believes in making connections with
those it serves.
Ayudando Latinos A Soñar or ALAS is a Coastside Latino-centered nonprofit organization that
began as a grassroots program in 2011. ALAS is dedicated to working for social wellness
through multicultural practices, mental health care, individualized and collective support related
to education, immigration processes, and work, and advocating for the wellbeing of the whole
community. Recently ALAS was named Non-Profit of the Year by the State of California.