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August 3, 2018 by Mike Heiser In The Media 0

KTLA covers Pedal on the Pier 2018!


This is a compilation of the fantastic stories done by KTLA about Pedal on the Pier 2018 and The Harold Robinson Foundation. Thank you KTLA and Gayle Anderson for the wonderful coverage.

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March 22, 2018 by hrf In The Media, Uncategorized 0

As Seen on ESPN!

Morningside 5 is an ESPN, 30 for 30, directed by Mike Tollin, featuring one of our beloved counselors Dwight Curry. The film is a unique story that chronicles the lives of five men through a 25-year window. It not only depicts the passion they had for the game of basketball, but also documents how they coped with being local celebrities at the tender age of 18 and what came of their lives once the ball stopped rolling. The story is about over- coming adversity and is a message Dwight is able to carry to our students. Morningside 5 also features our foundation and our founder, Jeff Robinson.

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November 22, 2017 by admin Pedal On The Pier 0

Pedal On The Pier

Join Us on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the beautiful Santa Monica Pier for our annual Pedal On The Pier event.

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September 21, 2016 by hrf sponsor 0

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Often searching out the graphical symmetry in chaos, while still maintaining the personality and emotion of the subject. The excitement and anticipation as we waited to see the next piece of unpredictable chaos was electric.

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April 27, 2014 by admin Uncategorized 0

Denise learned all about the “Pedal on the Pier”

Denise learned all about the “Pedal on the Pier” event in Santa Monica

this segment aired on 95.5 KLOS on April 27, 2014

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April 26, 2014 by admin In The Media 0

Inner City Youth is Getting Off The Streets and Into The Outdoors With The Harold Robinson Foundation

Joyce Hyser Robinson, co-founder of the Harold Robinson Foundation, joined us with details on the’The Markham Project’. The project includes hosting a weekend retreat with 100 students from Markham Middle School. Through this project Joyce shares the importance of getting inner city youth out of their negative surroundings, exposing them to nature and to help promote confidence, trust and team building.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Harold Robinson Foundation you can pre-register for their “Pedal On The Pier” event taking place on June 1st, at the Santa Monica Pier.

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Pedal On The Pier

This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on Saturday April 26, 2014

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September 13, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Camp for inner city kids aims to stop Los Angeles gang violence

September 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT

What does swimming, rope climbing and camping have to do with fighting gang violence? Everything, according to the owner of a kids camp in Lake Hughes.More than 100 inner city kids are at Canyon Creek Camp in an effort to stop the cycle of gang violence in South Los Angeles. Jeff and Joyce Robinson own the camp.

“They are not having a childhood and they come up here and they have a chance at a childhood,” said Joyce Robinson.

For many of the 118 kids who stepped off a bus Friday morning at the camp, it was their first time away from the housing projects, the gangs and the violence that are too often a part of their daily lives.

“We are working toward something that is really historical,” said Joyce Robinson.

The Robinsons believe nature and love can touch children’s lives to help break the cycle of gang violence and crime in the inner city, one child at a time.

“They have never seen mountains. They’ve never seen deer. They can’t even dream about these things because they don’t even know they exist,” said Jeff Robinson.

“It’s fun and wonderful. You get to go hiking and swimming and all that,” said Toria Weaver, a camp participant.

For four years now, Canyon Creek Camp has hosted more than 3,000 inner city kids throughout Los Angeles. The Harold Robinson Foundation, named in honor of Jeff Robinson’s late father, picks up the more than $250,000 price tag per year to show these kids they are not enemies from rival gang territory, but rather just kids who deserve a better life.

“I grew up like them so I know how hard it is,” said camp counselor Darlene Frontuto. “We were stuck in apartments or having to watch what street we crossed just in case that was an enemy’s territory.”

Camp counselor James Anderson says the camp has a positive effect on the kids.

“Every single time we have a retreat up here, it always ends with these kids having open hearts and their parents crying because they see something they don’t see in their neighborhoods, and that’s love,” said Anderson.

To donate to the Harold Robinson Foundation, visit www.haroldrobinsonfoundation.org.

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June 3, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Spinning Sisters

New mom Hilary Duff and her sister Haylie Duff participated in the “Pedal on the Pier” charity event in Santa Monica, Calif on June 3.

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May 29, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Pedal 100 Miles and Never Leave the Pier

 

One true statement about piers and things with wheels? They go way back.

Back to the invention of the boardwalk but probably even before then. Why? Because people like spinning through a beach-adjacent breeze. Science doesn’t even need to test that theory. Let’s call it simple fact.

But what of a mode of transport that is a) on a pier but b) doesn’t actually move? Either that’s a Ferris wheel or roller coaster or you’re at Pedal on the Pier, the annual multi-bike, multi-rider, multi-mile fundraiser for the Harold Robinson Foundation.

Pedal on the Pier will roll for 100 miles — roll in place, rather — on Sunday, June 2.Some 400  riders’ll take over the pedaling duties, while hundreds of non-riding attendees will gather to provide entertainment, music, and take over the general cheering-on duties.

How long will this take? Around five hours. How much money is Pedal on the Pier attempting to raise? Five hundred thousand dollars.

That half million dollars will go toward providing “underprivileged children free, year-round camp retreats where they experience nature and participate in diverse recreational programs designed to strengthen confidence and independence, build character and develop leadership skills.”

Want to register as a rider and raise funds? You can. Want to go and cheer people on? You can. Want to donate from right where you are? You can do that, too.

It’s rare to see a moving conveyance on the pier that isn’t technically moving, but, yep, if we were to say the whole day is moving, what with people coming together to raise money for something important, well. It would be hard to disagree with that sentiment.

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May 15, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Hundreds of Cyclists to Pedal for Charity on the Santa Monica Pier

By Jessica E. Davis, Patch Staff | May 15, 2013 1:35 pm ET

Hundreds of Cyclists to Pedal for Charity on the Santa Monica Pier
More than 400 cyclists will descend on the Santa Monica Pier next month for a 100-mile stationary bike ride aimed to raise more than $500,000 for the Harold Robinson Foundation.

The pedaling will get underway at 11 a.m. June 2 at the pier. Nearly all of the proceeds will go toward providing a camp experience at the Canyon Creek Complex for local inner city children.

Jeff Robinson, founder of Harold Robinson Foundation, said this year’s event will be bigger than ever, with double the amount of celebrities and athletes expected to attend. Last year, Hilary and Haylie Duff were among the attendees, he said.

“We currently already have 400 riders and 107 teams,” Robinson said. “We’re anticipating an unbelievable day at the pier.”

The 5-hour Pedal on the Pier event will feature the city’s most popular spin instructors, DJs, vendors, food, drinks and music, according to organizers. The bikes will be provided by L.A.-based Kinetic Cycling.

Robinson began the event several years ago as a 100-mile bike ride, but decided to turn it into a stationary ride in order to build a sense of community among the riders.

“The sense of community that goes on at this event is nothing like I’ve ever experienced,” Robinson said.

Robinson said the funding is crucial to bringing children to the camp, which continues to make a difference.

“The kids, they’ve taken the tools they’ve learned up here and they’ve gone back to schools and communities,” Robinson said. “We found that we were changing the life and path that these kids were on.”

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Key Events

  • June 1, 2008

    HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION FOUNDED

    The foundation was established in honor of Harold Robinson.
  • August 16, 2009

    FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED

    HRF becomes an official 501(c)3
  • September 11, 2010

    100 MILES FOR A CHILD

    First Funraising Event: "100 Miles for a Child" A Bike Ride from Watts to Oxnard and ending in Malibu raised $100,000.
  • June 16, 2011

    PEDAL ON THE PIER

    We launch Pedal on the Pier a unique fundraising event the first of it’s kind in Southern CA. We raised $254,000
  • August 16, 2012

    HRF INVOLVES PARENTS

    HRF launches their Parenting Workshops, Parent From The Heart. Pedal on the Pier raises $512,228.
  • August 16, 2017

    WATTS UNITED

    HRF hosts the first ever Watts United retreat, bringing together the 4 warring housing developments in Watts. Pedal on the Pier raises $636,413
  • August 16, 2017

    MARKHAM PROJECT

    Camp Ubuntu Watts formally known as the Markham Project, a 6 week summer day camp in the heart of Watts is launched. Pedal on the PIER raises $595,029.
  • August 16, 2017

    CAMP UBUNTU

    The Harold Robinson Foundation adopts the philosophy of Ubuntu, and renames their camp retreats, Camp Ubuntu. Pedal on the Pier raises $861,809.
  • August 16, 2017

    SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY

    Ubuntu is embraced by our schools and community. Harold Robinson Foundation/Camp Ubuntu has begun to evolve into more of a movement for change than a simple non-profit. Pedal on the Pier raises $868,967.
  • February 19, 2018

    PACE JOINS THE MOVEMENT

    Pedal on the Pier raised $1,063,217 and HRF was adopted by the Philanthropy and Engagement Community Engagement organization (P.A.C.E.).
  • June 1, 2008

    HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION FOUNDED

    The foundation was established in honor of Harold Robinson.
  • August 16, 2009

    FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED

    HRF becomes an official 501(c)3
  • September 11, 2010

    100 MILES FOR A CHILD

    First Funraising Event: "100 Miles for a Child" A Bike Ride from Watts to Oxnard and ending in Malibu raised $100,000.
  • June 16, 2011

    PEDAL ON THE PIER

    We launch Pedal on the Pier a unique fundraising event the first of it’s kind in Southern CA. We raised $254,000
  • August 16, 2012

    HRF INVOLVES PARENTS

    HRF launches their Parenting Workshops, Parent From The Heart. Pedal on the Pier raises $512,228.
  • August 16, 2017

    WATTS UNITED

    HRF hosts the first ever Watts United retreat, bringing together the 4 warring housing developments in Watts. Pedal on the Pier raises $636,413
  • August 16, 2017

    MARKHAM PROJECT

    Camp Ubuntu Watts formally known as the Markham Project, a 6 week summer day camp in the heart of Watts is launched. Pedal on the PIER raises $595,029.
  • August 16, 2017

    CAMP UBUNTU

    The Harold Robinson Foundation adopts the philosophy of Ubuntu, and renames their camp retreats, Camp Ubuntu. Pedal on the Pier raises $861,809.
  • August 16, 2017

    SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY

    Ubuntu is embraced by our schools and community. Harold Robinson Foundation/Camp Ubuntu has begun to evolve into more of a movement for change than a simple non-profit. Pedal on the Pier raises $868,967.
  • February 19, 2018

    PACE JOINS THE MOVEMENT

    Pedal on the Pier raised $1,063,217 and HRF was adopted by the Philanthropy and Engagement Community Engagement organization (P.A.C.E.).