Lethbridge artists are helping Skate of The Art build a new skate park, April 14. The Lethbridge Skateboard Association needs to
raise $400,000 for the park and hope this event will go a long way to helping reaching that
goal. The City of Lethbridge has agreed to put $200,000 towards the
project, which has a projected cost of between $550,000-$600,000.
Lethbridge artists designed custom skateboard decks which will be auctioned off during this special event taking place at the new location of Boarderline, 619, 4 Ave. South, next to Esquires.
The boards will be auctioned off.
“ We have a pretty eclectic group,” said Renee Richards, who is on the board of directors for the Lethbridge Skateboard Association.
“ It’s a fundraiser to build a new skate park in Lethbridge. It’s a wine and cheese night. We have about 20 artists who painted the backs of skateboards which we will be auctioning off,” she continued.
“There’s only so much you can raise through selling hotdogs, so we thought we’d hold an event for the more established people,” she said, adding she hopes the event will convince community members to step up and help out the kids.
There will be a silent auction including a variety of auctions including Booster Juice gift certificates, golf rounds and a watch among other things.
“We thought we’d cater to the more established community members,” she said.
She hopes the event will add another $10,000 to the fund, which she said includes approximately $20,000 including grants, donations and the proceeds of a variety of events including bottle drives, penny drives, pancake breakfasts and grants.
“We need to raise two thirds of the funds for it,” she said.
Tickets are $35. The event begins at 7 p.m. Call Renee at 403-381-7266 for more information and tickets. More inflormation can be found at http://www.skateoftheart.ca.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor