Friday, April 2, 2010

April 1, 2010 Meeting Update

After a two-week hiatus, museum supporters packed the back room of Senor Grubby's to offer suggestions and comments on what has been proposed so far. Local legend Matt Hensley has pledged to help in any way he can, because he wants to see a skateboard in Carlsbad done and done right. Kimberly Kunhs and C.C. Hafner of the Tony Hawk Foundation stopped by as well to see the progress we've made as a group.
Last night's attendees were treated to the first look at a more developed design for the park. Mike McIntyre of ASD (who has very graciously donated his time for the renderings) gave us a sneak peak of what he has envisioned for the park so far and asked for suggestions/comments. We got some great feedback and as we continue to meet every week, we'll be working to integrate suggestions into the design!

Please don't forget that we still need letters of support from EVERYONE. Letters from local business owners, church leaders, people in the skateboarding industry - pretty much anyone that has an interest in skateboarding and the youth of Carlsbad - will help us show City Council that the community WANTS this project. If you or someone you know fits this criteria, have them write a support letter and send it to (If you need help deciding what to write, there are sample letters on the Facebook page under 'Discussion.')

We also don't want people to forget about signing our petition for the museum. We've had some local business owners and community members turn in page after page of signatures and we couldn't be more excited. If you know someone out of state who wants to sign, send them to our online petition! Keep the signatures coming, every show of support will make City Council see that this is an important project for everyone, not just skateboarders. (If anyone needs the template for the petition to place at a business or take around town, email and you'll be sent one asap!)
Don't forget to mention the museum when you order from Carlsbad's Paradise Pizza! Owner and skateboarder Mychal Dourson has graciously offered to donate 10% of orders mentioning the museum to the fund. He got the collection rolling with an initial $2.50, so keep going back for more pies to help the museum idea become a reality!

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