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Shop Local at Fairman’s Skate Shop

Home of professional skateboarders, Bam Margera and Mike Maldonado, Fairman’s skate shop has been a staple of the east coast skateboarding community for over 30 years. We are lucky enough to have this great skate shop right in downtown West Chester. For more information check out their website www.fairmans.com and “Like” them on Facebook by clicking here.

 

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Fundraising for Downingtown skatepark continues

After almost a year, Pints for the Park returned to the Station Taproom on Tuesday night to raise funds for the Downingtown Skatepark. “The reason we’re (doing this again) is because it was really successful the first time,” said Wesley Terry, founder and chairman of Downingtown Skatepark Association. “We figured, why change the recipe, we’ll just cook the same thing twice.” While the local restaurant was open for dinner, the event offered patrons and community members the opportunity to also donate money and freely sample beer from Artisan Homebrew, a supporter of the skatepark project.

Skatepark in Davis, California, U.S.

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Sean McGettigan, owner of the restaurant, said that he first decided to become involved with aiding the association because of the recreational benefit he believes it will offer local youths. Although McGettigan does not skateboard, he said he has friends that do. “We’re in our 30s now and we owe it to the kids that don’t have the resources to pull together something like this,” said McGettigan. According to Terry, completion of phase one of the park is within reach, and the association will be present at Borough Council’s work session Wednesday in the hopes of deciding on an intended construction site and determining cost and specifications for the smaller skatepark. Completion of phase one will offer local skateboarders a venue until the larger skatepark is built. Terry said he is already planning for future fundraising events and opportunities, such as a sponsorship plan where donors can dedicate an obstacle or fixture to the park. Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute can visit www.DowningtownSkatepark.com for more information, such as how to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation using eBay. Check out the video from the recent fundraiser Pints for the Park here.

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Providence Skate Spot

West Chester has produced many talented skateboarders over the years such as Bam Margera; It is a popular hobby that many people in West Chester partake in. The town however has failed to produce any type of public access skate park in the downtown area. As many know skateboarding on sidewalks and around West Chester is practically illegal therefore it is hard to do so in West Chester. Luckily, a group of individuals saw the problem and sought out a solution. Skateboarders of West Chester are all gathering together in order to produce a free public skate spot. The project is led by Jon Crans who is involved with ThreeSixteen skateboarding; which is a non-profit organization who’s goal is to educate and promote the biblical truth of Jesus Christ to people involved in the skateboard community. The project is still in the building stages and details are still being worked out. But I went to meet-up with Jon to see the progress and took some photo’s which are below. More information will be available soon such as the exact location and date the park will open… Come back soon for further updates with the project. 

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Today Is National Go Skateboarding Day!

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It’s the 8th Annual International Go Skateboarding Day!  Tuesday, June 21, 2011.  Join us for an afternoon of fun at the West Goshen Township skatepark!

Activities begin at 1:00pm.  (Remember – the skatepark is closed to the general public in the morning until 12:15pm for skate camp this week…)

Celebrate skateboarding on the first day of summer at the region’s best FREE skatepark!  We’ll have contests and raffles, free drinks from Vitamin Water and some cool live music by local bands When Clouds Turn to Mountains – rock from WC Henderson HS; and Cooch Beehar and the Dollars – old school punk from Strath Haven HS. For further information visit Fairman’s skate shop homepage at http://www.fairmans.com!

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Fairman’s 2011 Summer Skate Camps!

Fairman’s Skate Shop of West Chester is happy to announce that they will be hosting four skateboarding day camps at two locations in our area this summer! Please visit their website and read the information carefully.  The camps have limited enrollment for the best counselor-to-camper instruction ratio and they sell out quickly!  Please feel free to call FAIRMAN’S at 610-344-9959 with any other questions.

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