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SkatePark Receives Top Grant Award

Saranac Lake SkatePark received the top Grant award from the Tony Hawk Foundation this summer for $25,000. An incredble honor that speaks to the dedication of local skateboarders and supporters to their mission.
 
Here is a link to their website  http://tonyhawkfoundation.org/news/2013/08/27/tony-hawk-foundation-backs-public-skateparks-coast-to-coast/

The final design plan is seen below.

2013 was a monumental year for the SL SkatePark with $49,300 in grants and $26,000 from fundraisers raised.  Skateboarders were active with car washes, tag days, hot dog sales and more. 

Ground breaking for the skatepark is projected to begin in July 2014 with park completion in October. We still need to raise $45,000 in cash and $18,000 of in-kind services. All donations are tax deductible and can be made on line via Paypal.  Let's get this SkatePark built for our kids!!

History

The Saranac Lake SkatePark Committee, founded in 2004, is a group of 20 adults and 30 skaters focused on the establishment and use of a safe skateboard facility within Saranac Lake, New York. The local skateboarders are primarily school age youth, with 61% of boys age 9 to 14 owning a skateboard. These skateboarders are active, involved, and have raised $45,000 in funds through bake sales, car washes, winter wreath sales, and sponsored local events. This small village and their young skaters have shown excellent local commitment.

Our Mission

The Skatepark Committee’s mission is to raise awareness of skateboarding as a positive sport and to provide a safe place for our youth to practice one of their favorite activities.

Collaborative Partners

Village of Saranac Lake – Designated a location on Village property for the skatepark, which when complete, will be operated and maintained by the Village as a public facility.

The Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, Inc. - Manages and disperses funds for the project.

Pillar Design Studios: Brad Siedlecki  - A native of Star Lake, Brad Siedlecki  is known worldwide for his skateboard park designs. www.pillardesignstudios.com

SkatePark Progress update

Summary Statement Saranac Lake SkatePark 7-8-2014

*Assets as of 3/31/2014

$114,270

**Additional Income 2014

$  25,100

Additional Income 2015 $    5,250

***Estimated In-Kind Donations

$ 45,458 

Saranac Lake Village In-Kind Services

$  99,923

Total Funding Available

$290,001

Estimated Construction Cost

$334,048

Less survey and design paid

$  12,346

Current Cash Shortfall

  (31,703)