Why are you sleeping out for homeless youth on November 15?
I am sleeping out for the homeless youth on November 15th because I want to educate myself and experience first hand the hardships of sleeping out on the street. I believe that far to often society puts a rotten stigma on people who sleep on the street and we as a whole tend to forget that there are soo many kids, adults and families that were forced there because of no where else to go. Im sleeping on the street to raise awareness and help build confidence in the youth that are faced with so many more unfortunate challenges in life that most of us never think of.
Not only will this be a huge reminder of the things in life that we take for granted but a great opportunity to give back to my community that has given me so much.
EVERY DOLLAR RAISED WILL BE MATCHED by a group of very generous donors!
Justin Pasutto is a Professional Snowboarder and member of the Canadian National Boardercross Development Team. All starting back from grade 4 with a “Ski or Snowboard Day” field trip, Pasutto has been hooked on the sport. Over the past 10 years, Pasutto has been competing and training around the world and representing his country. Through determination, talent and commitment, Pasutto has been giving the opportunity to chase his passion around the globe in further quest for competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Before standing and racing side by side with the worlds best boardercross athletes, Pasutto at the age of 12 took interest in playing Rugby. In the years between 2000 and 2009 of playing rugby, Justin received an MVP award with his club (CCIAC), MVP award with the Calgary Rugby Union and was named to the Canadian Rugby team for Under17, U19 and U21 teams. Faced with the decision to pursue either sport at an elite level, Justin choose snowboarding to fuel his need for adrenaline and passion.
Originally born and raised in Calgary, AB, Justin now currently resides in the mountains of Whistler BC.