Skatepark 30 in 30 campaign

The Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) has been handed an exciting opportunity to raise $60,000

The Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) has been handed an exciting opportunity to raise $60,000 toward the development of Rossland’s skatepark.

In a surprise fundraising challenge to the community, two anonymous donors and the Nelson and District Credit Union have pledged to match up to $30,000 worth of 2014 contributions dollar for dollar.

The RSA will be running a “30K in 30 days” fundraising campaign throughout December and is looking for your support.

“We are really excited about this opportunity and the prospects of adding another $60,000 to the $120,000 we have already raised,” said Mark Impey, board member with the RSA.

“If the RSA and friends can raise $30,000, these two Skatepark Angels and the NDCU will match that amount, totalling a $60,000 contribution toward the skatepark in Rossland,” Impey continued.

The RSA has actively been working towards bringing a world class skatepark (open to all forms of non-motorized wheeled sports) to Rossland for over 10 years. Through recent efforts and enthusiastic support from the community and city, the RSA has secured a prime location for the park at the intersection of Washington Street and Third Avenue, completed the detailed skatepark design, and raised over $120,000. The RSA’s current focus is on fundraising, as the park’s target budget is between $300,000 and $400,000.

The RSA is hoping individuals and businesses will respond, whether they are looking for stocking stuffers or they just want to see the Rossland skatepark finally done. They are also looking to members of the community to get involved with the “30 in 30” campaign, with their own fundraising initiatives or by pledging a personal fundraising challenge on the skatepark’s Yodel site www.rosslandskatepark.yodel.org. Anyone with great fundraising ideas can reach the RSA at info@skaterossland.com.

Every dollar raised up to $30,000 will be matched and RSA’s charity status means a tax break for any supporters that donate.

Donations can be made through Rossland’s own Yodel fundraising site at www.rosslandskatepark.yodel.org, or by dropping off cheques at Revolution or Ross Vegas in Rossland.

RSA will provide charitable tax receipts for all donations of $20 and over. For more information contact Robin Strachan at robin@skaterossland.com or call (250) 231-1688.