Chase & District Skate Park Society revised skateboard park
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April 16, 2017 - 2:24 PM
CHASE – The volunteers of the Chase & District Skate Park Society have been working at full tilt since the Kraft Heinz Project Play contest last summer where they were one of the Top 4 Finalist out of a record 820 nominations across the country. Although they fell short of the Grand Prize worth $250,000, the Skate Park Society still walked away with $20,000 towards their recreational upgrade.
The idea for a community multi-use skate park first began over a decade ago, but the support and spirit continues to grow. With the park location approved by the Village of Chase and plans mapped and recently revised, the volunteers are FINALLY making this small community's long-time skate park project into reality!
The original plan was valued at $250,000 and after a decade of fundraising locally, the Society recognized that the original goal was unattainable and decided to take a second look with designers. A more simple yet equally enjoyable park has been designed and with the overwhelming generosity of local contractors, tradespeople and businesses, the work commenced on Friday April 7, 2017.
With the grant from Kraft Heinz Project Play, the Society has raised approximately $37,000 to date but still a long ways away from their new goal of $60,000. The Society has created a Sponsorship Program to raise the additional funds. The approach is to beautify the area, making the new Skate Park an extension of the existing Centennial Park.
“We are excited to create this much needed positive and beautiful space for youth from Chase and surrounding communities such as Neskonlith and Adams Lake!” said Kelsey Snelgrove, President of the Chase & District Skate Park Society. The program will offer plaques that will adorn the new trees that will be planted plus other accessories such as bike racks, park benches and picnic tables for sponsor recognition. The sponsorship ranges from $500 - $5,000+.
Each donation of $50+ between April 1, 2017 - May 13, 2017 gets you 1 entry in a Tourism Package draw!
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