There’s No Reason We Can’t Get This Done For the Kids!

I had a conversation today with a woman who asked me what I had been doing lately.  She asked if I was working at the current time.  I told her no, I’ve been volunteering and writing.  She said that’s full time work and I said yes it is.  She asked me how I got involved with the Skate Park Project so I told her and than I told I wished I had gotten involved years ago with this project.  She was floored when I told her there were groups that gave college scholarships to skateboarders.  I almost cried when I said, ‘Ya, I kept wondering why these kids couldn’t get a park, then I realized it was because we kept telling them to get the park done.  I can’t believe we, as a city, were expecting children to get an adult job done.”    She was floored that there are groups that give college scholarships and kids skating internationally.   I said yes, maybe we could have been giving some of the kids that were getting tickets, college scholarships and she agreed with me.  She asked how much it costs and I said $210,000 and she said, ” What? That’s all – I said yes, that’s peanuts compared to some of the other projects we’ve pulled together and accomplished in this city. She agreed and I continued, “‘There’s no reason we can’t get this done for the kids.  This community has pulled together in the past to get some pretty big projects done – like the auditorium, the stadium and she said – The Splash Pad. and I said yes. and she said,’So all you want is the checks so we can finish it?”  I said yes.

Please consider helping us reach our goal – every $1.00, every $10, every 20, 30 or $300 or even $3000 will help get it done and getting the money will help put people to work and get them paychecks and that will boost our economy a little and bring more people in to boost the economy in the future.   I know Portage can get this done!

 

We Can!

We Can!

%d bloggers like this: