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Cruise Out. Di Crew's Out. Part II.

It was so good the first time, it's worth repeating.

On Saturday August 19, Girls Skate Jamaica (GSJ) brought together the crew for a day of cruising and skatepark vibes. For the second time this year, Girls Skate Jamaica hosted riders from the skateboarding, rollerskating, rollerblading and BMX communities for a one of a kind daylong experience. From hill rides on Stony Hill, to an afternoon session at Freedom Skatepark topped off with a link up at Wickie Wackie Beach Bar, the “Cruise Out, Di Crew's Out Part 2” all-day activity showed why it has become a signature event drawing interest from riders of all types. Connect with GSJ on Instagram here @girlsskatejamaica.

Organized by Kayla Wheeler and Kadiya Mcdonald, Cruise Out, Di Crew’s Out Part 2 returned by popular demand after its debut earlier this year. For this second edition, the public showed their love by booking out the 24-seater bus in less than 48 hours of the event being introduced. Many who couldn't find room in the bus arrived by car separately. Reflecting the inclusive, community atmosphere Girls Skate Jamaica is known for, participants included sponsored professional athletes alongside first time skaters.

Cruise Out, Di Crew’s Out 2 was made possible by Jamaica Nice., Sandals Foundation, Concrete Jungle Foundation and Freedom Skatepark.

Launched by Kayla Wheeler with the establishment of Girls Skate Day in August 2022, Girls Skate Jamaica offers summer classes for young women of various ages and abilities. GSJ has been a huge success with hundreds of girls getting access to skateboarding, quality instruction and mentorship.

Part proceeds from every sale of Jamaica Nice clothing and accessories also supports youth music education and employment training. Since 2018, Jamaica Nice has funded music tuition scholarships for tertiary students, supported music workshops and educational experiences for Jamaicans at the high school and college level, donated equipment and sponsored international exchanges for music students and teachers.



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