This story was updated on 11/30/10
At noon on Saturday, November 20, at the Vault of Midnight (219 South Main Street, Ann Arbor), the Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark Street Team announced participation in the Pepsi Refresh Project. The Street Team is made up of youth volunteers who are working to raise the money needed to build a world-class public skatepark in Ann Arbor. Michigan.
The Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark, an Ann Arbor nonprofit organization, has submitted a $250,000 grant request to the Pepsi Refresh Project. The Pepsi Refresh Project is an online grant program that funds ideas to improve communities across the country. This year, Pepsi will award $1.3 million per month, funding up to 32 grant requests each month. Voters can vote once a day for up to ten ideas.
The Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark needs your online votes EVERY DAY during the month of December. If the grant is secured, $250,000 will be awarded to build a world-class public skatepark in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “We could win this grant if every one of the thousands of citizens who support the building of a free, public skatepark in Ann Arbor votes for our project every day in December. If we’re awarded this grant, we could be able to start construction of phase 1 of the Ann Arbor Skatepark,” says FAASP chair Trevor Staples. Cast your vote once a day beginning December 1st, through December 31st at www.refresheverything.com/a2skatepark
Remember, the Washtenaw County Parks Commission has pledged $400,000 in matching funds. Once we reach the $400,000 mark in our fundraising, it will be doubled! This $250,000 grant will be HUGE for the project!
About The Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark
The Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark is a coalition of parents, skaters, teachers, business and community leaders, dedicated to the development of a public skatepark in Ann Arbor. Their mission is to build a free, public, concrete skatepark as a permanent resource for residents in the Ann Arbor area. The skatepark will be designed and built by an experienced skatepark contractor, and include local skaters in the design process.