The following is a press release issued by the Round Valley Skate Park Project:
Did you know that more than 8 million people visit skate parks in the United States annually? Skate parks give young people a space to go, and give them a sense of belonging. Since the Round Valley Skate Park Project began over a year ago, we have been providing the young people of Covelo a safe space to gather at our monthly skate events, and fundraising to build a permanent park. This direct action community building activity is asking for more widespread support by hosting a Gala in Covelo October 21. We need the media’s help in getting the word out!
One of our biggest fundraising goals is hiring an architect to design the park Reaching for larger donations will get us matching donations through grants This event will bring people together in celebration of a project embraced throughout Covelo
“Skate culture- it’s community” said Patricia Mera, a Covelo resident who is leading the project. “It’s art, it’s sport, it’s mental clarity. As quoted in an article in the Press Democrat https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/round-valley-skatepark-project-hopes-to-land-tony-hawks skatepark-hero-com/
The Gala will be held October 21, at the Library Commons in Covelo. Musical performances by DJ OZ, Marjo Wilson, and La Onda. A lasagna dinner will be served, and attendees can participate in a silent auction. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for 12 and under. Please add to community calendar.
Covelo is home to the Round Valley Indian Tribes, one of the largest reservation areas in Northern California. The rural area has been hard hit by violence in recent years, where young people have been murdered, including a high school student last year. The Round Valley Skatepark Project aims to reduce violence by creating safe activities for young people. www.rvskateparkproject.org