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To the Rescue: Japan’s Snowboard Hero Kazu Kokubo to Support Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS)
Kazu Kokubo triumphed at the recent US Open of Snowboarding. But it wasn’t his own glory that drove him to dominate the competition. Oakley’s Japanese Team Ripper charged with a heavy heart as recent news of the gargantuan disasters in his homeland weighed on his mind. As he snatched the victory, his words reflected his thoughts. “I’m so stoked and so happy,” a smiling Kazu said, rocking his new Signature Series googles at the US Open. “I hope my win brings a little joy and happiness to Japan.” With the country’s troubles still at the forefront of his thoughts, he recently took another step to display his care by announcing his support for Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS).
Pro snowboarder. Olympic Gold Medalist. Environmental activist. Killer clothing designer. Blogger. Business Owner. Oh, and she’s pretty too. Need we say more? Read more about Gretchen Bleiler’s journey with Oakley in Oakley’s latest One Icon Magazine issue. Step into the culture and Spirit of the Big O…
Tanner Hall is more than a freeski legend. Oakley’s long-time Team Ripper – characterized by his rebellious nature – already has his own documentary (Like a Lion), record label and Production Company. Not to mention his countless contest and X Games accolades. Read more about his journey with Oakley – while dropping into the Big O’s culture and spirit – in our latest edition of One Icon Magazine.