There was certainly no shortage of magic, madness, or mayhem at the 8th Annual Ladies Day at the Berrics which went down in history Saturday, November 12th 2016. Once again, Poseiden Foundation paired up with Steve Berra and The Berrics dream team to offer the best Ladies Day event to date with a huge turnout of sponsors, pros, supporters and skaters from all ages who all came out to ride, empower one another, and of course- compete in the three “Best Trick” contests for over $7,000 in cash and prizes!  Each year, since the first Ladies Day at the Berrics in 2009, Poseiden Foundation and the growing list of amazing sponsors continue to collaborate and dedicate valuable resources making Ladies Day one of the most highly anticipated girls skate events of the year- as well as being the final comp in the 2016 “Dream Series”.

The 8th Annual Ladies Day took things to a whole new level with a 14 and under open session before the contest, a Refer-A-Friend promotion, and they even had a piñata donated by the Ramirez Family that was smashed up by girls of all ages using of course, their skateboards. The magic was in the air as one of our favorite girls, Anacleta Rendon, met her long time idol Leticia Bufoni. There were heaps of moments like this as our groms got to cruise with the pros. Passing on the love of skating from generation to generation is one of the most rewarding goals of the Poseiden Foundation.   With all the warm, gushy stuff captured- the contests for best trick on the Manny Pad, 5 Stair, ad 7 Stair brought out all the cameras! Huge thanks to the best sponsors ever: Active, Nikita Clothing, Skullcandy, The Berrics, Surfboard Broker, BioMed Supplies, Dwindle, Etnies, Sunset Skateboards, Boneslovemilk, AceTrucks, Lesli Cohen, Cantarini Tractor and so many more, for donating mad cash and a ridiculous amount of product towards the prize purses.

It was a tough competition this year with more and more top skaters coming out to rip at the Berricks and take home that oversized $3,000 check. With a front 360 on the 7 stair, the top prize was won by Mariah Duran who kept the crowd going all day.   The 5 stair definely didn’t disappoint either, with Amanda Castillo taking the class with her varial flip and walked away with $2,500 worth of prime gear and clothing from our sponsors.   Winning the Manny Pad contest with a kickflip up to front 50, back 180 off was Emma Houle. She won a huge product package over $2,000 and has enough skate clothes to shred for the next year!  

As if skating with the homies, getting free gear, and hanging with industry superstars wasn’t enough, Poseiden Foundation shared the love with several charities both locally in Los Angeles, as well as globally. Everyone who came out donated canned food and skateboarding equipment. It was an insane success with 100% of the donations going to LA Girls Skate Sesh who plan to ride to local homeless areas personally delivering the canned food as well as sharing the skate gear to local kids wanting to get their chance at the sport. Poseiden Foundation founder, Micaela Ramirez shared, “It warms my heart beyond words to see so many people who love this sport also feel passionately about helping others in need. It’s remarkable how much of a difference this group of people made for LA homeless”.

The stoke doesn’t stop here in Cali…Poseiden Foundation is gearing up for their Humanitarian Outreach Tour in Columbia where they with partner with Techo of Latin America to skate con gusto, share their love and empowerment of all youth through skating, and build several homes for rural communities in need. All thanks to everyone who came to support Poseiden Foundation and Ladies Day at the Berrics.
With skateboarding joining the Olympics, there is truly no saying how far skateboarding will go, or how many lives the sport will impact along the way- how many youth will pick up a skateboard and make it their lives. One thing is for sure, Poseiden Foundation, Ladies Day at the Berrics, and the Dream Series 2017 will be there changing lives! – Poseiden Foundation / Tyler Stewart