Skateboarder Jonathan Young Seeks €20,000 via Indiegogo for the "United Skateboard Photography Project"


Hamburg, Germany -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/28/2014 -- Jonathan Young has been a skateboarder since the age of 4. He is 42 years old today and he still skates bowls, vert, mini ramp and street as often as he can. In December 2012, he left the security of a full-time job to dedicate his time and energy to pushing the United Skateboard Photography Project.

In December 2012, Jonathan decided that he would like to create a website and a book dedicated to skateboard photography and the photographers to present their work to a worldwide audience. At the same time, he wanted to combine this effort with a donation from the sales of the book for a charity that works with skateboarders – at least 50% of the revenue from the book sales after German taxes will go directly to the charity foundation, 50% towards funding the continued development of the United Skateboard Photography Project website and further projects supporting other non-profit organizations.

The mission of the Grind for Life organization is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. In addition, they educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery. Those who qualify may request assistance for travel and lodging expenses, meal, and personal needs.

The objective of this campaign is to raise the funds for the publication, shipment, marketing of the printed book and to be able to give the campaign supporters something back for their donation. Jonathan has also chosen to work with a professional publisher who will print the copies of the book and deliver the high quality 300 page hardcover book. Here are the details:

-He will print (at least) 1000 copies of the book.
-Each copy of the book will be hardcover 11.8" x 11.8" in size.
-Paper being used is 157 gsm matt art paper China SPCo matt.

This campaign will only receive funds if at least €20,000EUR is raised by its deadline. Funding duration: March 11, 2014 - April 25, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

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