Global Action Sports Foundation

Athlete focused. Development driven.

Our goal is to empower athletes regardless of their socio-economic status, develop facilities to improve performance, and contribute to the general growth and well-being of athletes, their families and action sports as a category

The Global Action Sports Foundation (GASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit formed to empower athletes.

We focus on  skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, free skiing, BMX, mountain biking, wakeboarding & wake surfing, and climbing.
The GASF offers supportive services, programs, tools and mentorship programs to assist with the following:

  • Athlete development and media training
  • Need-based scholarships
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Financial literacy
  • Community service and philanthropy

The GASF also provides business support to athletes, their parents and caretakers by connecting them with reputable Advisors and Counselors. Our aim is to help promising athletes participate in action sports programs and also help elite athletes bridge the financial gap so they can continue to excel.
Equally important, The GASF is committed to helping athletes prepare for life after sport opportunities as they transition from a career as an athlete into their next journey.


The Global Action Sports Foundation’s main purpose is to deliver support in 4 areAs:

Introduction to support and services providers

Offer supportive service and tools for athletes and families as well as hosting tutorials, seminars, conferences, panel discussions and symposiums.
Coordination of coaching and development programs

Provide coaching and development opportunities for action sports athletes, regardless of their financial position

Career goals and pathway assistance

Support the career goals of athletes that are on a professional and/or Olympic path
Sport facility design and management
Develop facilities and programs that boost participation and the careers of athletes




On the donation page, you will see Global Action Sports Foundation as an option.

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is acting as our Fiscal Sponsor; and as such, all donations will be acknowledged through their Tax ID which is 95-3709639

If you prefer to write a check, the check should be made payable to Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and in the memo line they should note: Global Action Sports Foundation.


GASF’s success is a result of the worldwide volunteers contributing in various forms and fashions. From simple advocacy to assisting with events, volunteer support is greatly appreciated.
We encourage the business community to get involved through additional sponsorship opportunities with one of our many events during the year. We also have Mentoring options for Athletes and their families to support their chosen pathways.


If you are a training facility,  mountain resort, a skatepark, club/organization, board shop, student or just a passionate person who wants to get involved, there are a number of ways you can help support The Global Action Sports Foundation (GASF).  We have templates in place to help with your efforts.
Athlete focused. Development driven.


SevenPly is a mission driven lifestyle brand dedicated to supporting action sport athletes through the Global Action Sports Foundation.
SevenPly was developed to serve as a fundraising mechanism to build up the GASF scholarship fund to support aspiring athletes.

It’s simple — all proceeds help athletes cover training expenses, travel, and insurance.
The objective is to collaborate with athletes, industry bands and other mission-driven organizations to design co-branded limited edition products to raise money for athletes in need of assistance.


After a career-ending injury, Brandon devoted his time to supporting action sport athletes and their business ventures to help them prepare for life after sport. Brandon focuses on due diligence, strategy, corporate partnerships and fundraising.

Jeff is one of the world’s most respected action sports event operators who delivers activations such as The X-Games, Dew Tour, Vans Park Series and many other legacy events. Jeff has also coached podium athletes and understands what it takes to be successful in the competitive environment of action sports.

Crystal is a corporate development and marketing professional with extensive experience in business development, branding, campaign planning, content creation, social media management and strategic partnership development.

JJ is an Olympic medalist in snowboarding, who’s also collected medals in X-Games and the Dew Tour. With over 20 years as a professional athlete, JJ transitioned into coaching the next generation of champion athletes including Shaun White and Louie Vito.

Kevin is a seasoned growth-stage CEO and board member with over 30 years of operational experience and a proven track record building both public, private and social-enterprise companies across the entire life cycle. Kevin’s specialities are in setting creative strategy and vision, raising capital, creating strategic partnerships, and accelerating domestic and international growth.

Serving as Head of Integrity and Associate General Counsel for the World Surf League, Matt has had extensive experience working with Governing Bodies, Commissioners Offices, Corporate as well as the athletes. Matt will not only assist in the strategic positioning and growth of the GASF but he’ll also be a ground sounding board for athletes and parents who may have queries around legal or governance matters.

While building a reputation for developing some of the most reputable lifestyle-driven real estate projects, Tricia is also the dedicated mother of two athletes. As a parent of athletes, Tricia point of view, questions and recommendations will help keep the GASF calibrated as regards to keeping the organization focused on what matters most – serving athletes and supporting the parents/caretakers of athletes.

Shamya is the mother of an aspiring young snowboarder and also has a long career in wealth management and financial services. In parallel to fully supporting her son’s ambitions of becoming the best athlete he can be, Shamya primarily assists non-profits, foundations and endowments to better achieve their missions through customized asset management.

Ben is a highly respected snowboard coach who has produced Olympic medalists, World Cup athletes, many X-Games champions and US Team members. In parallel, he served 12 years as the Director of the reputable non-profit Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.

Marco is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in start-up finance and growth. Marco is committed to mentoring the next generation of leaders and to help our athletes meet their goals and objectives.

Eric has been a financial services professional since 1992 and has deep industry experience along with a national network. Eric has an overwhelming desire to have an impact on the next generation of leaders who will change the world for the better.