Trillium Foundation adds $75,000 to the project
Check out the coverage of the announcement in this sootoday.com article: Skate park finds its wheels. Summer opening expected
David Orazietti got on board in a big way today.
The Sault MPP presented Travis McCormack, president of the the Superior Community Skate Park Association (SCSA), with a cheque for $75,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
"It's just great news all around because this is the final piece to actually get concrete in the ground for Phase 1 of the project," McCormack said....
McCormack's association still has a little further to go to meet its fundraising goals.
"We're looking to raise about $38,000 more in material donations and we're hoping some community leaders will come forward with those," he said. "We need concrete, rebar and wood for the forms as well as a concrete pump and a small Bobcat."
The association also wants to get the second part of the two-phase park going as soon as possible and will be starting its fundraising in earnest now.
and the soonew.ca article: Skate Park To Be Built In Two Phases
“Today’s investment will help the City and the Superior Community Skate Park Association realize their goal of building a safe and accessible skate park in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Orazietti. “The skate park will provide a central location for skateboarders and inline skaters to pursue their sport and encourage youth involvement in our community.”
Pictured above is MPP David Orazietti presenting SCSA president Travis McCormack with a plaque on behalf of the Trillium Foundation.