Monday, June 21, 2010
Here's a few pictures from today's "Go Skateboarding Day" event. Everyone gathered at the proposed site for the skatepark project (on Oak Avenue) proudly wearing the "support" shirts. Those who brought their skateboards cruised down the rail trail to Tamarack and over to Hensley's.
If you couldn't skate with us today, mark June 21 on your calendar for next year. This was our first one and it's only going to get bigger and better.
Thanks to everyone who could make it out. Keep spreading the support!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A bunch of new - and awesome - people joined us at our past leadership committee meeting. Enthusiasm for this project keeps on growing, and we've got a lot of talented people on board.
Here's a quick recap of our last meeting:
- we're looking at an August or Sept. competition date. We'll be using this week to figure out a venue and narrow down a few more details before anything is set in stone. Hopefully after our next meeting, we can announce more information.
- a donor letter is in the process of being drafted. We need money asap to secure a space on State St. for now, and this is the most efficient way to do it. We will need volunteers to distribute the letters once they are completed.
- June 21st is "Go Skateboarding Day," so we threw out some potential ideas to celebrate and bring awareness to our cause. Tentative plans include a "flash mob" and site clean up by anyone who wants to join.
- the Carlsbad Village Art Academy is on board and ready to get some classes going that will eventually become part of the skate museum project.
These are just a few of the main points we covered. We're using the time until our next meeting on June 14 to form more concrete plans, and hopefully we'll have more news come next week. Stay tuned!