We got a note today from Skatepark of Balitmore founder Steph Murdock regarding funding for the park. They’re under $10,000 away from their goal. Read the note and donate to the cause if you can. The City of Balitmore will match every donation that comes in.
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Dear Skatepark Supporter,
DONATE FOR CONCRETE
Wow! Do you know how close we are? We’re only $7,857 away from meeting our goal of $75,000!
And what does meeting our goal mean? It means youth in Baltimore will be able to skate in a safe place. It means families will visit Hampden and boost the local economy. It means that Baltimore will no longer be the only major U.S. city without a quality public skatepark to serve local youth.
Help make this goal a reality – make a secure donation to Skatepark of Balitmore before our May 31st deadline. Every dollar you give will be MATCHED by the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, so your donation will go twice as far!
We’ve come a long way since Skatepark of Baltimore was formed 7 years ago. We’ve discovered our site at Roosevelt Park in Hampden, created a custom design based on community input, and received a matching grant up to $75,000 from the Baltimore Department of Rec and Parks. Now we’re almost ready to break ground… but first we need $7,857 from donors like you in order to get that full matching gift amount.
Your donation will go directly towards construction costs for the first phase of this state-of-the-art public concrete skatepark. Construction could begin as early as this summer, so your gift now is more important than ever. And don’t forget – your donation will be matched by the Baltimore Department of Rec and Parks.
Even if you’ve given to Skatepark of Baltimore in the past, I urge you to take advantage of this matching fund by giving as generously as you can. Donate securely on our website though Network for Good, and know your donation is being doubled.
I’ve been advocating for this skatepark for 7 years, and I’m really stoked that we’re so close to breaking ground. I knew we would get here someday; I just didn’t know how great it would feel. Thanks for your support in the past, and thanks for sticking with us in this final stretch.
Believe in Concrete,
President and Founder, Skatepark of Baltimore