Launch, a Fort Collins social effort that promotes skateboarding as a positive avenue toward creativity and social and community engagement, is holding its annual All Hands on Deck art auction, and the bidding on the items ends on Sunday.

Launch is a cool organization. I'm, of course, biased because I'm a skater, but I've also seen them in action. Every so often, they show up with a handful of kids at the skate park.

It's way laid back and you can tell the kids love it. The adults and volunteers at Launch help the kids with their skating, which I promise you is not as easy as riding a bike.

That's what I love about Launch. They show kids (and adults, sometimes), how to skate, and they link it with creativity.

To learn more about Launch or to see the auction items, click here.