Archive for August, 2009

City of Columbia to Break Ground on South Carolina’s First Custom Concrete Skateboard Park

Monday August 31, 2009 at 4:30pm the City of Columbia will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the much anticipated skateboard park at Owens Field (1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd). Thirty year veteran skateboard park designer, Wally Hollyday has worked with the skateboarders of SC to create a design that everyone is anxious to see realized.

Three years of work from countless volunteers and a huge commitment from the City assisted POUR IT NOW in securing the $25,000 Tony Hawk Foundation grant for this skateboard park. The project was championed by former City Council woman, Anne Sinclaire and backed by Mayor Bob and the rest of City Council. The City of Columbia fully embraced the concept of encouraging and harnessing the high level of energy skateboarders possess.

This park will provide a safe haven for Columbia’s youth, enabling them to participate in healthy physical activity in a public place away from traffic.

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Volunteers Needed for Skate and Create

We need some volunteers for several things for Skate and Create. If interested, please email me at and let me know how and when you can volunteer. See below for dates times etc.

We need volunteers to hang flyers beginning ASAP.

9/10 – hanging the show at 808 Lady Street

9/11 – hanging, prepping, and working the show at 808 Lady Street

9/12 – we need someone to work the show (sit and help customers) from 2-7pm (we can divide this into shifts if you can work part of this time)

9/13 -we need someone to work the show from 2-5pm; then after 5p help cleaning up the show – including packing boards and spackling/painting holes in walls

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Blythewood Meeting Rescheduled

The August Blythewood POUR IT NOW meeting date has been rescheduled from 9th to August  16 at 2:00 pm. Meetings will continue to be held on the second Sunday of each month at Groucho’s in Blythewood, but the time will stay changed to 2:00 pm.  I’m really sorry about the late notice, thanks for your patience.

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