Raising Money for Local Skate Park

Raising Money for Local Skate Park
By: Chad Fryman

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --Things are looking up for Skateboarders in Cape Girardeau.  Two months ago the skate park in Cape Girardeau, Missouri got a facelift, with fresh paint and new artwork.  The makeover was made possible with donations of time and paint from area businesses and local artists. 
Sunday at the park, members of the Cape Girardeau Skate Park Association (CGSPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving possibilities for area skates, got together to promote their goal of raising money for a new concrete park.
"We appreciate what we have," said CGSPA member Lindsey Holman, "We really need a new concrete skate park, and who else is going to do it besides us."
Raising money for a concrete park is a major undertaking for the CGSPA, but the organization could receive help from the Tony Hawk Foundation.  The world famous skater started the foundation in 2002 to aid in the development of skate parks for communities.

"The money we raise will be matched by the Tony Hawk Foundation," said CGSPA member Adam Kerr.  "We want to try to bring the Foundation a serious match, $50,000, $100,000 over the period of a collection of a year or two that way we can get a big concrete park in a wonderful area."
The CGSPA will hold its inaugural fundraising skate competition June 10TH at the skate park in Cape Girardeau.