Fundraising Archive

  •   With a crowd of 1,000 guests, a few hundred staff and volunteers combined, the Tony Hawk Foundation put on their 9th annual Stand Up for Skateparks fundraising event on Sunday Oct. 7th ,2012. Once again they rallied the troops and raised closed to a million dollars to help at-risk youth in low income communities across the U.S. who need quality public skateparks. As a Board […]

    Stand Up For Skateparks

      With a crowd of 1,000 guests, a few hundred staff and volunteers combined, the Tony Hawk Foundation put on their 9th annual Stand Up for Skateparks fundraising event on Sunday Oct. 7th ,2012. Once again they rallied the troops and raised closed to a million dollars to help at-risk youth in low income communities across the U.S. who need quality public skateparks. As a Board […]

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  •   For several years I have dreamed of getting world class skateparks built for our youth here in Wenatchee, WA. We are on the city’s Master Plan with a 50 plus page study and we have put in countless hours to make it happen.  However, anyone who has ever gone through the process of getting a skatepark built knows the challenges. Although it has been very […]

    Putting Wenatchee on the Map!

      For several years I have dreamed of getting world class skateparks built for our youth here in Wenatchee, WA. We are on the city’s Master Plan with a 50 plus page study and we have put in countless hours to make it happen.  However, anyone who has ever gone through the process of getting a skatepark built knows the challenges. Although it has been very […]

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  • Over the years SPS has worked with numerous communities that want to build a quality skatepark, but do not have the funds to build a $500,000 dollar skatepark. Luckily, the skatepark industry has changed drastically in the last five years, and concrete construction has become the industry standard. It is common to see both large parks and small parks built out of poured in place concrete. […]

    Skateparks $100K and Under

    Over the years SPS has worked with numerous communities that want to build a quality skatepark, but do not have the funds to build a $500,000 dollar skatepark. Luckily, the skatepark industry has changed drastically in the last five years, and concrete construction has become the industry standard. It is common to see both large parks and small parks built out of poured in place concrete. […]

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  • Let’s start with the always interesting- How long have you been skateboarding and who influenced you to start? I started skating around 1983 or so. After riding a purple plastic banana board and a crappy Nash or something, I graduated to my first “real” board the Vision Mark Gonzales. At that time, I also discovered punk rock and my life completely changed. I was attracted to […]

    Art of Board and I Ride I Recycle – The Bruce Boul Interview

    Let’s start with the always interesting- How long have you been skateboarding and who influenced you to start? I started skating around 1983 or so. After riding a purple plastic banana board and a crappy Nash or something, I graduated to my first “real” board the Vision Mark Gonzales. At that time, I also discovered punk rock and my life completely changed. I was attracted to […]

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  • The date is March 12, 2008. Winter is coming to a close, and myself, along with the many other skaters of Billerica, MA are getting ready to break free from the cramped garage sessions and head down to the local skatepark. It’s no more than a few quarterpipes and a picnic table, but it’s something. As we head down to the park, an unexpected fate is […]

    The Billerica Skate Festival

    The date is March 12, 2008. Winter is coming to a close, and myself, along with the many other skaters of Billerica, MA are getting ready to break free from the cramped garage sessions and head down to the local skatepark. It’s no more than a few quarterpipes and a picnic table, but it’s something. As we head down to the park, an unexpected fate is […]

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  • Artists and skaters go together like kick-flips and barrel rolls. Fundraisers that bring those two communities together are a natural fit. Our most recent skate deck art show, STOKED 3 held in March, featured the works of 95 artists from the community and raised just over $9,000 toward the construction of the Chatham Skate Park. In the three years we’ve held the event, the organization has […]

    STOKED: The Skate Deck Art Show

    Artists and skaters go together like kick-flips and barrel rolls. Fundraisers that bring those two communities together are a natural fit. Our most recent skate deck art show, STOKED 3 held in March, featured the works of 95 artists from the community and raised just over $9,000 toward the construction of the Chatham Skate Park. In the three years we’ve held the event, the organization has […]

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  • A request for donation asks for donations. The donation desired might be cash, product, services, or volunteer hours, or something else entirely. Once you have developed a good request letter you may use it again and again. Requests for Donation letters tend to follow a similar pattern. It’s a good idea to stick to this tried-and-true formula. Keep your letter formal and to the point. Communicate […]

    Sample Request for Donation Letter

    A request for donation asks for donations. The donation desired might be cash, product, services, or volunteer hours, or something else entirely. Once you have developed a good request letter you may use it again and again. Requests for Donation letters tend to follow a similar pattern. It’s a good idea to stick to this tried-and-true formula. Keep your letter formal and to the point. Communicate […]

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  • If your skatepark advocacy group is a non-profit organization your donors will benefit from their donations being tax-exempt. While you may not be required to produce a receipt for every donation you receive, it’s both wise and polite to do so for any donation over $50. If you are not a non-profit organization, you may still receive donations. Those donations will not be tax-deductible by the […]

    Sample Donor Receipt

    If your skatepark advocacy group is a non-profit organization your donors will benefit from their donations being tax-exempt. While you may not be required to produce a receipt for every donation you receive, it’s both wise and polite to do so for any donation over $50. If you are not a non-profit organization, you may still receive donations. Those donations will not be tax-deductible by the […]

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  • Showing movies as fundraisers is a simple way to build excitement and awareness among your community and make a little money for the cause. Video fundraisers are rarely big money-makers on their own but they demonstrate your group’s commitment to the mission and are a great way to connect your skatepark advocacy group with local businesses, venues, skate shops, and so on. You can plan this […]

    Skate Video Fundraisers

    Showing movies as fundraisers is a simple way to build excitement and awareness among your community and make a little money for the cause. Video fundraisers are rarely big money-makers on their own but they demonstrate your group’s commitment to the mission and are a great way to connect your skatepark advocacy group with local businesses, venues, skate shops, and so on. You can plan this […]

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  • The skatepark advocacy group in Tybee, Georgia not only offered printed t-shirts as a gift for a donation but they enlisted a local clothing store to help them distribute the soft goods. It’s a great way to raise awareness and target people who are prepared to spend more than $10 for a shirt, particularly if it’s for a good cause. Source: Savannah Now Chatham skateboarding park […]

    T-Shirt Sales

    The skatepark advocacy group in Tybee, Georgia not only offered printed t-shirts as a gift for a donation but they enlisted a local clothing store to help them distribute the soft goods. It’s a great way to raise awareness and target people who are prepared to spend more than $10 for a shirt, particularly if it’s for a good cause. Source: Savannah Now Chatham skateboarding park […]

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