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The Ben Raemers Foundation Aims To End Mental Health Stigma in Skateboarding Communities

In May 2019, professional skateboarder Ben Raemers died by suicide at the age of 28. 

The news of Ben’s death shook the global skate community – he was known for his incredible talent on a skateboard, and he was well-loved off of it. People naturally gravitated towards him and his rare quality of character. His curiosity and excitement for life was infectious. 

Ben’s approach to skateboarding – with his unique blend of transition and street skating – meant that he was one of the few British skaters to gain an international reputation over the past decade. In that time he rode for US-based companies like Enjoi and Converse. 

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Skateboarding still mourns the loss of Ben. In the wake of his passing, the Ben Raemers Foundation was…

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