Skate competition raises funds, creates excitement

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Staff Writer

SUN photo/Ed Fincher Daniel Roeder focuses on landing a trick while Sean Lee judges the effort from the background during the eighth annual skateboard competition held last Saturday in Yamaguchi Park. The Skaters’ Coalition for Concrete, a local grassroots organization raising funds for the next phase of the skate park, organized the event. Roeder also took first place in the longboard race, a new event added this year.
SUN photo/Ed Fincher
Daniel Roeder focuses on landing a trick while Sean Lee judges the effort from the background during the eighth annual skateboard competition held last Saturday in Yamaguchi Park. The Skaters’ Coalition for Concrete, a local grassroots organization raising funds for the next phase of the skate park, organized the event. Roeder also took first place in the longboard race, a new event added this year.

The Skaters’ Coalition for Concrete, a local grassroots organization formed over a decade ago to get a permanent skateboard park built in Pagosa Springs, held its eighth annual competition last Saturday in Yamaguchi Park and added $700 dollars to the funds it has raised for the next phase of the project.

This brings the Coalition’s total funds to $19,800. In addition, pledges from the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County could potentially bring the Coalition’s account up to $62,000, which is slightly more than 40 percent of the $153,000 estimated cost for construction.

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