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Benefit Concert for the PFSP!

Benefit Concert for the PFSP!

Huge benefit concert for the Portage Family Skate Park Project August 17th at Club Liquid 214 West Wisconsin Street Portage, Wisconsin 53901 (608) 742-0900. $10.00 cover to see Multiple bands. Cover charge benefits the Portage Family Skate Park Project. Many bands featured on stations like 94.1 WJJO. Drink specials, raffles and prize giveaways!

 

This is going to be the benefit of the century and one to remember. Please …

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2nd Annual Portage Family Skate Park Marathon!

2nd Annual Portage Family Skate Park Marathon!

Portage Family Skate Park Marathon Event Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G2f8It1H38 ^ You can now view the course ahead of time click the link above ^ Join the Portage Family Skate Park Project for the PFSP 2nd annual skateboard marathon to raise funds for the Portage Family Skate Park. The ride is just under 10 miles and runs through the southern side of downtown Portage then a round …

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Thank you Portage and Pierce's Market Place!!

Thank you Portage and Pierce's Market Place!!

7-19-14 Thank you Portage and Pierce's Market Place!! The Portage Family Skate Park Project Brat Hut at Pierce's Market Place had a great turnout!! Among other things bratwurst enthusiasts got a special view when a local antique tractor club stopped across the parking lot. Running the hut today was Todd Miller assisted by Joe Weidner and 3 young sons Steven, Tobias, …

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"I Love Skateboarding"

"I Love Skateboarding"

 

 

We are going to be promoting an "I Love Skateboarding" Tag campaign at area businesses in Portage, Wisconsin.  You will be able to donate $1 or $5, sign a card and show your support of The Portage Family Skate Park Project. Take a selfie and upload it to facebook.com/portageskatepark or twitter.com/portagesk8park Download your > February fundraising tags & July fundraising tags< and put them up in …

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Schultz donates to PFSP

Portage resident Dorothy Schultz presented Rita Briant with a $500 donation to the Portage Family Skate Park on July 8. Portage resident Gary O'Hearn said Schultz was a major contributor to the Splash Pad, and is now stepping forth to help with the skateboard park project. As a strong supporter of youth and Portage, Schultz would like to see the Goodyear Park project completed. O’Hearn and his wife Barbara also donated to the skateboard project.

Article contributed by Portage Daily Register.

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Church donates to PFSP

Cross of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage donated $359.75 to the Portage Family Skate Park project. Proceeds were raised at the July 14 Rummage for a Reason sale at the church. William Eckert, right, church treasurer, presented the check to Kyle Little, president of PFSP. At the presentation, Eckert thanked the entire Portage community for supporting the rummage sale, making the donation possible.

Article contributed by Portage Daily Register

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"I just want to skate to have fun!"

The quote is from a young boy who was talking about why he wanted a Skate Park in the City of Portage.  That's a good thing! More kids want to skate for fun rather then becoming a international competitive skater. While we have made references to successful international competitive skaters we are well aware that our Portage Family Skate Park is being built for most of the kids who 'just want to skate to have fun.!' As in any other sport, football, baseball, tennis, soccer, ice skating, hockey - there are more people who want to enjoy the sport for fun than for professional reasons.  That's a healthy attitude for children and their families to take into this project. 

- June Paul

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PFSP & Deckstool.com Teamup for Raffle

PFSP & Deckstool.com Teamup for Raffle

How would you like your chance to win a limited edition deckstool made of limited edition Portage Family Skate Park Decks? Well you can stop down to Prairie Flower Beads Portage at 210 West Cook st Portage, WI 53901 608-742-5900. Raffle tickets are $5.00 and are limited just like the prize. ONLY two exists in the world.

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 A Brief History of Skateboarding

From President: Kyle Little

For two generations skateboarding has developed into what is recognized today as one of the most strong sports; during the last 40 years America has had the pleasure of experiencing a cultural revolution because of skateboarding. Figures such as Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen have been household names since skateboarding's inception into the main stream over two decades ago. During that time the tricks, both vert and street, have become more extreme and dangerous.

Original skateboards are reminiscent of today's longboards, which are composed of longer decks and larger wheels. The founders and most prominent skateboarders, specifically Tony Hawk, began to capitalize on their fame, becoming rich off of their hobby. Like Element, Zero, Toy Machine, and others, Baker Skateboards produces both skateboarding hardware and clothing. Although Baker Skateboards is new on the skateboarding scene, it is commonly held as one of the most durable skateboard decks. Wheels have a variety of variables that affect their quality, such as size, stickiness, and durability.

These factors can affect the speed of the skateboard; some wheels are better suited for vert skating than street skating. The smaller the wheel, the easier it is to become stuck, often offsetting their worth as better ollieing wheels. Larger wheels roll both longer and faster, allowing for longer periods of time without pushes. Larger wheels are used mainly on longboards and are suited for the intention on cruising, rather than street skating. The types of bearings that a complete skateboard uses has an enormous impact on the functionality of the skateboard; without well maintained bearings the entire skateboard can either suddenly catch, throwing you forward, or can roll very slowly. The current method for comparing skateboard bearings is called Abec.

The skateboard truck is also an integral part of a complete skateboard, the portion of the skateboard which attaches the wheels to the skateboard deck. The ideal truck is best chosen last with relation to the wheels and deck. The trucks should be within ¼" of the decks width. The height of the deck is also dependent on the wheels that you choose. Lower trucks work better with smaller wheels and are preferred for flip tricks; bigger wheels mandate elevated trucks, which are preferred for long distance travel, speed, and stability. Durable trucks are also essential if they are needed for grinding. There are specific trucks which aid in grinding, as well as different colors, designs, and materials to support anyone's personalized tastes.

There are other components of a complete skateboard and there are a plethora of accessories to customize both yourself and your skateboard.

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WITH EVERYONE COOPERATING TOGETHER WE

CAN

Build a Skate Park!

PFSP and Keith's Recycling teamed up on an Aluminum Can Recycling Project!

 

Save your Aluminum Cans

Also other scrap metal

Bring it to Keith's Recycling - Tell them they are for

The Portage Family Skate Park Project 

Ask for a receipt stating you donated the cans to PFSP.

It's that simple! 

 http://www.keithsrecycling.com/

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See everyone next summer.

See everyone next summer.

Our last brat hut for the season was on July 26th. It was a fun time for everyone. We SOLD all the brats and hotdogs we had that day. That was our goal to sell out and at 2:00 o'clock we did it. We want to thank Andrew who cooked the brats and hotdogs, he does a great job. People …

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 Many Hands Will Make

The Portage Family Skate Park a Reality!

We are looking for the following help!

Website Administrator - Videographer - Editor 

People to Deliver Newsletters & Hang Up Posters

Event & Fundraising Volunteers      

Committee Members/Advocates

Businesses, School and Service Clubs to Partner with us in Hosting Fundraising Events

 

If You Can Help Please Contact us

             Portageskatepark@gmail.com

        http://portageskatepark.org/join-pfsp/

                 https://www.facebook.com/Portageskatepark

                Thank You for Helping!

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Brick Fundraiser!

Download yours today and help us build a skate park for tomorrow. 

http://portageskatepark.org/2013/08/09/pfps-brick-fundraiser/

 

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Make donations payable to: Kiwanis
Memo: Skate board park.
Mail to:
c/o Rita: Skateboard Park,
Prairie Flower Beads,
210 W Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901

 

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"No child left inside"  Mayor William Tierney Portage, Wisconsin

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What size is our Skate Park Going to Be?  Will it be Big Enough? Too Big?

  Our Skate Park is expected to be about 75' by 110' 

In comparison

The Splash Pad is 30' X 30'

and

A basketball court is 94' by 50'

  We think it will be a great size for our community AND it will be great for all skill levels!

 

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