Archive for January, 2009

New Brookland Tavern Benefit Concert Feb. 13; 8pm!

This Friday the 13th! It’s a Valentines warm-up! Come show some love for the skatepark and POUR IT NOW! New Brookland Tavern 8pm!
Kid Trails (Patrick and Cameron of the Heist and The Accomplice)
Cooter Scooters
Sons of Young
The Noise
The Unawares

Special Thanks to Travis Bland of Sons of Young for setting all this up! You rule!

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Blythewood Skatepark Concept Plan

The Blythewood skatepark is a feature planned to go in as a part of the new park to be built outside the Blythewood town hall. Other features include an amphitheater, ballfields, a scale model of the original Blythewood railroad depot, and more.

This skatepark plan is not a final plan so don’t worry if it doesn’t have enough “street” elements or not. The purpose of this is to show people in the community what it will be like in the future when it is built. This plan shows that they’re serious, and they’ve listened to us. Consider this; we asked for an 8,000 square foot concrete skatepark and this plan they have 24,000 square feet, all concrete.

The goal is to bring in a professional skatepark designer who will incorporate the local skateboarders’ input into the final designs.

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The State Covers Owens Field Tony Hawk Grant

This article really gives some great dates/deadlines for building the skatepark.

McDuffie said the grant will help the city build the park more quickly.

Officials will begin taking bids by the end of this month and hope to build the park for about $500,000.

Depending on how many bids the city receives, construction could begin by late March or early April. McDuffie said the park should be completed by July or August.


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POUR IT NOW Event Makes Best of 2008

The Charleston Post and Courier featured POUR IT NOW in their best local events of 2008!

2008 was still brand-spankin’ new when I rolled into the now-defunct Map Room in West Ashley, ready to support and ready to dance. Even into the holidays, skateboarding advocates for Charleston’s Pour It Now foundation were happy to keep on giving right through the new year. Local skaters were on hand to raise funds and awareness. Their goal? To build a skatepark on the peninsula of downtown Charleston, providing a safe haven to skate.


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Tony Hawk Foundation Supports First Concrete Skatepark In South Carolina

From the Tony Hawk Foundation Website:

12/16/08 (Vista, CA) — The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors met in December to select the recipients of its Fall 2008 Skatepark Grants. Among the 27 communities to receive a grant is Columbia, South Carolina, whose proposed 16,000-square-foot Owens Field Skatepark project will be the first custom-concrete skatepark in South Carolina, and also the first skatepark project in the state to qualify for a Tony Hawk Foundation grant.

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