On Saturday night, May 10, 2014, an amazing group of women got together in the Old Memorial Park neighborhood to show their support for the Skateboard Coalition and raise money for the skateboard park. Several speakers eloquently expressed their hope that the community will come together to support a group young people who have worked long and hard to fulfill the dream of a skateboard park in Northfield.
The women who attended the event were treated to an extended “rough cut” of a fundraising video created by Cecilia Cornejo, with some footage provided by the skateboarders themselves.
In all, twenty women attended the event, and between them contributed $1,770 toward the construction of the skateboard park. With those contributions and the $320 raised through GiveMN.org, the Northfield Skateboard Coalition has raised $2,090 in the past two weeks.
The Skateboard Coalition wishes to thank the organizers of Saturday night’s event: Carolyn Link, Mary Dunnewold, Kathryn Jamison, and Clara Hardy. It’s wonderful to receive such heartfelt support from the community.