April 14th, 2015

Helping People with Cancer Through Skateboarding : The Grind for Life Series at New Smyrna Skate Park Hosted by The Boardr

The Grind For Life organization provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. They also educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery.

They’ve partnered up with The Boardr who host  the Grind for Life Series. These events are fun, full of killer skateboarding, and help raise awareness for a good cause. Next one’s coming up June 13th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. will we catch you out there? Check out the brief recap below.

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April 13th, 2015

Powhatan Virginia Skate Park Meeting

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The City of Powhatan Virginia is asking local skaters to come and meet with Team Pain Representatives to discuss the current conditions and flow of the skate park. To discuss what they like or don’t like about the park in preparation of future repairs and/or improvements towards the skate park. It is critical for the local skaters to come and share their experience with Team Pain so that the city can make future improvements.

We are blessed to have been chosen to communicate directly with the park users and our intent is to fully listen to the community and derive recommendations for future improvements. So if you are in the area, on May 5th, please try and attend.

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April 13th, 2015

Most Recent Field Report Coming Out Of Apex, NC Project

Progress, progress, progress!  Our Apex, NC project is coming along nicely!! Stay tuned we’ll keep you updated on all our current upcoming projects!

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April 10th, 2015

OH SNAP! Brandon Yarborough Aka “Yarbs” Lofting Head High at New Smyrna Beach, Florida Skate Park

Photo: Evan Brant ‪

Photo: Evan Brant ‪

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April 9th, 2015

Back Yard Crash! Dusty Helm Ripping Through Some Pool Block With This Proper Monty Grind at “The Yard”

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Dusty Helm ripping through some pool block with this proper Monty grind at “The Yard” in Palm Springs CA. Photo: Orlando Welsh

 

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April 8th, 2015

What’s New!? Concept Designs For Our Upcoming Pueblo, Colorado Skate Park

What’s new with us!? We have a good amount of new projects coming down the pipeline! This week we bring you a concept design from our upcoming Pueblo, Colorado project. The park features two distinct areas, one portion of the park being a street plaza design closer to the center of the park. The second portion, located on the riverside and intentionally placed in line with the river, will primarily be transition with a mix of a few street obstacles in between.This area will also have a few key features such as a possible cradle, two bowls with a mix of steel coping and pool block, and various transition sizes to accommodate all skaters from beginner to advanced.Check out one of our most recent concept plans for Pueblo, Colorado below and feel free to tell us what you think!
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April 4th, 2015

FIELD REPORT: Apex, North Carolina Part Two

Progress is happening quickly for our Apex, NC project. We’ve begun the pouring stage of the project and couldn’t be more stoked about moving forward with everything. Stay tuned for more updates and news coming out of Apex!

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April 3rd, 2015

Backyard Crash! Joe Storm, Daniel Johnson, and Jake ” Poptart” Welch Terrorizing It at Tony’s Pool

Backyard Crash! Joe Storm, Daniel Johnson, and Jake ” Poptart” Welch terrorizing it at Tony’s.
Filmed/Edited by Nick Murphy

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April 2nd, 2015

Update: Apex, NC Skate Plaza Preview

Things are coming along in Apex, check out these renderings of the park!

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April 1st, 2015

Savannah Skate Park – Fundraising & Breaking Ground!!!

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We’re psyched to hear the recent news coming out of Savannah, Georgia this week. The non-profit group “Chatham County Skate Park Supporters” aka (CCSS), who’ve been fighting to get a free public skate park in their community since 2004, have now officially broken ground at Lake Mayer Community Park. Ben Maher, fellow skateboarder and CEO of the nonprofit “CCSS”  has been spearheading this issue since day one and has taken many steps in raising the funds for the project through various charity benefits.

Back in 2010, “CCSS” representative Adam Williams presented a charity benefit proposal to Robert Duffy, president of Marc Jacobs International. The proposal was to utilize the designers of Marc Jacobs to design a series of skate themed t-shirts to help raise awareness of the project and all the proceeds would be donated to the CCSS to make their goal of having a free public skate park in their community a reality. It was reported in 2010, that the Marc Jacobs campaign raised more than $95,000 for the park through T-shirt sales alone!

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The Tony Hawk Foundation also donated $25,000 to help the cause as well. Other various charity events have been held in Savannah in hopes to raising the remaining funds. Currently the project is at a stand still as Ben Maher and the CCSS continue to work towards raising the remaining funds. Currently, they’ve raised a total of over $160,000. We’re looking forward to making this park a reality for the community of Savannah and it’s well overdue! This will be Savannah’s first free public skate park and we couldn’t be more excited to get started. If you’re interested in donating to the “Chatham County Skate Park Supporters” and helping them achieve their goal of getting a professionally designed and constructed Team Pain Skate Park in their community please visit savannahskatepark.com

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Sources: 

http://savannahnow.com/news/2012-09-10/nonprofit-highlights-fundraising-progress-planned-public-concrete-skate-park-chatham

http://wjcl.com/2015/03/29/savannah-skate-park-supporters-asking-for-help/

http://savannahskatepark.com/

http://savannahnow.com/accent/2010-10-16/sense-fashion-marc-jacobs-visits-raise-funds-skate-park

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