We are inspired to honor the legacy for the life of Keaton Guthrie-Goss who died in 2018 on a surfing adventure in California. Keaton lived life to the fullest, and encouraged others to do the same. We would love for you to join us in honoring Keaton by supporting organizations and projects that provide underserved kids with transformational outdoor adventures and experiences in nature.
We are looking forward to lots of programming for Fall 2023, including the third annual Many Miles Ahead Bike-A-Thon supporting CatRock Ventures!
2023 BIKE-A-THON WITH CATROCK VENTURES:
On September 10, 2023, we will head down to the Bronx to ride with CatRock Ventures' Many Miles Ahead Bike-A-Thon to raise funds for their cycling program (which we helped found in 2021) and support Bronx youth. There are many ways to support this awesome initiative. We at Keaton's Kids gratefully accept donations to help us support more programming like CatRock's Cycling Academy and get more kids from underserved areas outside. We also gratefully invite you to join us on the ride!
It's a real community event, where we get to see the work Keaton's Kids has been doing, and meet and get to know the kids we've been supporting. We see in person the impact our work has had.
Here's the itinerary, Folks can join us for any part of it.
9:00 am: Come meet Cycling Academy students and alumni during the complimentary breakfast outside before the ride. Breakfast location: Via Forno, 2 Garth Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Fare includes “continental” items such as bagels, muffins, fruit, coffee, and juice.
10:00 am: Our ride begins on the Bronx River Parkway which is closed to traffic from 10am to 2pm. Our hike on the Bronx River Pathway also starts at 10am.
12:30 pm: Come celebrate with us at Via Forno, located at 2 Garth Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583 for a complimentary lunch outside. Enjoy gourmet wood-fired pizza, with other menu items available for purchase.
2:00 pm: Our day concludes but our memories together will never fade!
GREAT SKATE GIVEAWAY 2023
This year, the Great Skate Giveaway was postponed due to the extreme weather we faced this summer. But nothing can stop the Great Skate Giveaway, and with Keep it Moving Zane and Hacienda Skate Shop, we adapted to make sure that we still provided skateboards and helmets to Newburgh kids!
SPRING 2023 TREK ACADEMY GRADUATION
This Spring, we had the privilege to watch some of the kids we've supported through CatRock Ventures' cycling academy. These CatRock members have completed the Trek program to learn how to be bike technicians! Keaton's Kids was instrumental in getting CatRock's Biking Academy up and running. We're proud of these young people who have gone through the program and will know everything there is to know about bikes, and a way to earn extra money no matter what life throws their way.
WINTER 2023 SNOWBOARDING TRIP WITH SHRED!
In March 2023, we partnered with Shred Foundation to take almost 50 kids on 4 snowboarding outings to Wyndham Mountain! The kids were all recruited from The Boys and Girls Club in Newburgh, NY. The Shred Foundation, an organization we love, organized the trip, Wyndham Mountain contributed lift tickets and amazing instructors, and Keaton's Kids brought the kids to the mountain by paying for the huge buses they needed to bring all the kids up. What we loved most was hearing what how the kids felt about the trip and what snowboarding meant to them: "freedom."
2022 HIGHLIGHT: THE GREAT SKATE GIVEAWAY! 75 BOARDS TO 75 KIDS IN NEWBURGH NY
What a day! On June 18th, 2022, we gave 75 boards to 75 very happy kids in Newburgh, NY, partnering with Keep It Moving Zane. We had a DJ, and lots of snacks, and someone showing the kids tips and tricks. A great time was had by all!
In 2022, we also...
Took a Girls' Empowerment group out to an adventure ropes course through New Era Creative Space in Peekskill, NY.
Taught kids swimming at a local pool in Garrison at Keaton's Kids Camp, partnered with New Era Creative Space.
Sponsored a Rock climbing trip to New Hampshire for the Queens based group, Young Women Who Crush.
Expanded programming through the cycling academy at CatRock Ventures, including teaching bicycle repair skills and offering bike rides throughout the year.
Purchased 13 bikes through Trek to support our bicycle program with CatRock Ventures.