Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Skating Saves Lives

Pearl Jam Calgary, Canada 9-21-2011

Jeff Ament was recently on hand for the dedication of a skate park in the Pine Ridge Native American  Reservation, for which he was a major contributor, to encourage the use of skating as a safe outlet for negative emotions.
According the Ament, it is important for people to have the opportunity to have a physical outlet, especially when there are many negative things going on in their lives. “In my world, when really artistic people come up on a rough time, like if they hurt themselves and can’t play sports, or their band breaks up, or something happens that they can’t do what they do, it’s easy to turn to drinking and doing drugs, but skating is something positive they can turn to.” said Ament.