Most go to Venice Beach for ocean air and salty hair. Not 10-year-old Sky Brown. She ventures there to showcase her skateboarding flare.
We told you about Brown last summer because of her ability to rip on four wheels. The prodigy, who hails from Miyazaki, Japan, already beats grown men in competitions thanks to having triple kickflips and 540 rodeo flips in her impressive bag of tricks.
It turns out she’s not just one of the youngest professional athletes out there. She’s also got a huge heart.
Brown partnered with Almost Skateboards and Skateistan, which is a non-profit that empowers youth through skateboarding and education. Almost Skateboards designed colorful boards to raise money for Skateistan and celebrate the fact that they launched a new Skate School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Brown made the trip to help spread empowering messages through skateboarding to children at the Indochina Starfish Foundation, an organization whose mission is to change the lives of youth in one of the poorest areas of the country.
“I wanted to see how they live,” said Brown, who also made a similar trip to Cuba. “They’re poor and there’s a lot of children who have no shoes so I wanted to give them something special.”
With her athletic prowess and desire to make the world a little better, it’s no wonder Whistle decided to feature her on an episode of No Days Off. The episode highlights Brown’s training regime as well as love for surfing, and it’s a good watch to see what makes her tick.
Brown began skateboarding at just three years old. She has her sights set on representing either Britain (her father is British) or Japan in the 2020 Olympics.
“I wanna be young and show every girl that you can do it, just go for it — even though you’re little,” she told Daily Mail.
Words from someone so little, but so wise.