Friday, April 04, 2008

Trillium Foundation adds $75,000 to the project

Sault Ste Marie's skatepark project got a large boost today from the provincial government. The City of Sault Ste Marie in partnership with us the SCSA received a grant of $75,000 towards the construction of a concrete skatepark facility.

Check out the coverage of the announcement in this 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 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.


Blogger The Watchers said...

Thanks for all your hard work Travis. Everyone I know can't wait to rip it up.

11:04 AM  

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