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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.
In August: we also had a very successful campaign at the Saranac Lake Stewarts Shop. Over a two week period $5,843 was donated for the SkatePark in the store, and the Stewart's Foundation will match $5000 for a total of $10,843.
We still need to raise $47,000 in cash and $26,000 of in-kind services. All donations are tax deductible and can be made on line via Paypal. Lets get this SkatePark built for our kids!!
Filmmaker & Friends Raise Nearly $1000
Watch a WPTZ News video about their efforts here.
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.
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.
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 8-26-13|
|*Assets as of 8/26/2013||$46,370|
|**Additional Income 2013||$52,793|
|***Additional Income 2014||$ 5,200|
|****Estimated In-Kind Donations||$26,000|
|Saranac Lake Village In-Kind-Services||$45,798|
|Total Funding Available||$176,161|
|Estimated Construction Cost||$237,531|
|Less Survey and design paid||$12,200|
|Current Cash Shortfall||($49,170)|