X Games Shred Hate 2017
X Games Shred Hate
In 2017, ESPN and X Games have teamed up with some of the most innovative bullying prevention programs in the country -- No Bully, GLSEN, DoSomething.org and Crisis Text Line -- to launch the X Games Shred Hate campaign. The new initiative aims to tangibly reduce bullying rates in our X Games communities of Colorado and Minnesota, and for X Games fans worldwide. The campaign is being supported by X Games athletes, who will be part of X Games Minneapolis 2017.
Shredder of hate
Skateboard Street pro Evan Smith not only shreds the street course at X Games, he also shreds hate worldwide.
Unity between disciplines
While skateboarding and BMX are different disciplines at X Games, the athletes competing in each discipline come together to support each other in the name of progression and big tricks. Here, skateboarder Jake Brown (left) and BMX rider Colton Satterfield (right) pound one out at X Games.
X Games not only encompasses multiple disciplines at each event -- both men and women professionals get shine time to shred the Skateboard Street and Park courses. Here, Julz Lynn says hi to the fans.
"Action sports can be a positive avenue for athletes and youth whose individuality may not fit into 'traditional' team sports, said Kevin Martinez, vice president of ESPN Corporate Citizenship. "In that regard, ESPN has used its X Games platform to launch Shred Hate to help students choose kindness and reach them no matter what stage they might be in -- to prevent bullying from happening, to help those already affected and reach those who are in a state of crisis."
Hanging with the kids
Raven Tershy takes a break from Men's Skateboard Park finals to hang with the kids.
Shredding hate across generations
Ryan Sheckler (left) was just a young kid when he first started winning X Games medals, but with the encouragement of established pros such as Eric Koston (right), Sheckler was able to rise up through the ranks and join Koston as a pro. It's this type of positive reinforcement that makes action sports so special.
X Games might be a competition, but in the end, it's all love between the competitors. Here, Ryan Sheckler and Manny Santiago share a moment during Skateboard Street.
Elite pros by day competing against each other, but again, it's all love between Ryan Sheckler and Nyjah Huston on the Skateboard Street course.
Shred Hate spans all walks of X Games life, including Skateboard Vert. Here, X Games elite pros Samuel Beckett and Jimmy Wilkins hug it out between runs.
Share the love
Team up with X Games to shred hate and share the love, coming this summer to Minneapolis!