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This U.S. Sports Envoy Is Bridging Communities with Skateboarding

Neftalie Williams was 16 when he met two pro skateboarders outside of a summer camp he wasn’t able to attend. It was after hours, and the pair skated with him. They taught Williams that the sport wasn’t out of reach to anyone.

“Even though I didn’t have the chance to attend the camp, they still made sure to provide me the opportunity to skate with them,” Williams told NBC News. “Their gesture taught me that skateboarding was an activity ‘by the people and for the people. It has been my goal to return the favor to the next generation of skaters ever since then.”




Neftalie Williams doing a nollie lipside during a State Department program in Cambodia.