Leila Hurst © ASP
Pass the Bucket returns to Vans' Offthewall.tv
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 March, 2012 : - - Vans offthewall.tv and Über Content proudly present the sophomore season of the acclaimed web series, Pass the Bucket. In early 2011, director Eliot Rausch created Pass the Bucket exclusively for offthewall.tv with eight films featuring the humanitarian efforts of renowned athletes and musicians, including skateboard legend Tony Alva and Pennywise lead singer Fletcher Dragge.
Premiering March 12 with the emotional story of surfer Leila Hurst connecting with her sister and others afflicted with paralysis through surfing, future episodes depict the often overshadowed humanitarian works of such notable personalities as Henry Rollins and Russell Simmons.
The emotional and poignant short films capture the humanitarian side of today's most celebrated action sport athletes and others as they assist and inspire through sport, music and art. Pass the Bucket provides a raw and transparent view of today's shocking realities and their potential solutions.
Season 2 Premiere: Pass the Bucket: Leila Hurst
Born in 1993 on the island of Kauai, Leila Hurst was raised amongst the elite of the surfing world with the likes of the Irons brothers and Keala Kennelly at her side as she learned to surf at some of the toughest breaks in the world. Surfing competitively at an early age, Leila was sponsored by age 9 and would go on to become a world junior champion and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Rookie of the Year in 2010.
In the midst of her young success, Leila felt a responsibility to her sister, born with a spinal defect. Leila yearned to allow her sister and others with similar challenges to experience the thrill of surfing for the first time. Partnering with Life Rolls On, Leila and her sister were given that first chance.
Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LROs signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world.
Source: Vans Media
Author: Chris Overholser
Tags: Vans, Television, Leila Hurst, Life Rolls On, Industry