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The Future Pittsboro Skatepark committee and participants brought skateboarding to the streets of downtown Pittsboro again during the First Sunday celebration in August and September. The heat was grueling on August 7, but the turnout was favorable. Street obstacles and mini ramps filled the corner of Salisbury St. and Hillsboro St. One family brought their three-year-old son by to watch the skaters. He was excited and entertained. In fact, he got his first ride on a board that day. His parents noted that this was the first activity he had really shown interest in, and they were going to pursue getting him a board soon.

 

The teens and parents of the Future Pittsboro Skatepark took over for those of us out of town on September 4. We heard that collectively over forty skaters joined in that day. It’s the young people that the skatepark will be built for, and it’s the young people that need to help us male it happen!

 

We also attended a County Commissioner’s meeting to attempt to gain their support for a skatepark, as well as to reiterate that we need land before we can go further in our plight. The committee members who spoke did an awesome job. It seems like several commissioners are in strong support of a skatepark. Yet, as always, a few are opposed. We hope to win them over and convince them of all the good that can come of it. Several members will speak again at the next meeting for that reason.

 

Our next activity is the Silent Auction at Bowbar in Carrboro, NC beginning September 9. Over 40 local and national artists donated deck art that will be up for bid for two weeks. The artwork will be displayed at Bowbar until September 23. All proceeds will benefit the Future Pittsboro Skatepark, as well as a percentage of drink sales at Bowbar from the closing party on September 23. Come out and support us, bid on a deck, and acquire some superb pieces of art!

By: Kim Sabbagh

 

 

June 5, 2011 First Sunday Highlights

Sunday, June 5, 2011 gave the Pittsboro Skatepark Committee another chance to give Pittsboro residents a taste of the positive impact that bringing a skatepark to the area would have on kids and parents alike. There was a wonderful turnout on East Salisbury St. where several ramps and street obstacles were available for anyone to use during Pittsboro’s First Sunday event. People on the sidelines cheered for the novice skaters learning to turn on a ramp and the experienced skaters doing back to back tricks alike. Kids and adults of all ages joined in the fun to help raise awareness, support, and interest in the hopes of a future skatepark. Check out the photos below, the video on You Tube, and the front page article in the June 8 edition of the Chatham News.

photos by Jorgie Brown and Kim Sabbagh


February 26th Fundraiser

This is shaping up to be an awesome event.  The bands playing are Caltrop, Gasoline Stove, Shred Crust, and Blag’ard.  Admission is $10 and all proceeds go towards the skatepark.  The music will state at 7:30 and go well into the night.  We are having a raffle as well as a silent auction, plus tons of giveaways.  Here are some highlights of the raffle and silent auction items: two complete Pittsboro Sktaepark skateboards, Backbone complete Longboard, skate lessons, skate sweatshirts, decks, tees, dinners, haircuts, paintings, beach house vacation, Shakori Hills weekend passes, and a pile of other stuff.  Looking forward to seeing a great turnout.  Thanks in advance for the support.

Pittsboro Christmas Parade

The Pittsboro Christmas parade was a rousing occasion.  We had an awesome team effort and put forth an excellent float.  Several folks in the community have commented on how unique and theme oriented our float was.  I am very impressed with the support we currently have and the growing group of people we have working on this project.  I am looking forward to our next event, which is a three band fundraiser at the General Store Cafe in downtown Pittsboro on Saturday night, February 26, 2011.  Mark your calendars now!

Fundraiser Decks

I still have about 30 decks left.  The cost of $50 includes the deck and griptape only.  I will ship UPS for free.  Endless Grind in Raleigh is a good place to get the trucks, wheels, bearings, and hardware, plus they will help you set it up.  These boards will make good Christmas gifts.