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Event Detail: Get spooked with the PFSP!!!

October 1st to 31st

Locations:

Red Apple Family Restaurant, 1152 E. Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901. (608) 745-9000

Prairie Flower Beads, Jewelry, Gifts & Specialty Items, Shopping . 210 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901.

(608) 742-5900

B&B Hitching Post Address: 2503 W Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901 Phone: (608) 742-8208

THE PERCOLATOR – COFFEE HOUSE 224 W Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901 · (608) 742-7372

Levee Restaurant N6794 Us Highway 51, Portage, WI 53901 608) 742-2772

Big Dog Saloon 218 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901 608) 742-3644

Billie’s Place 220 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901 608) 745-1144

Corner Pocket Sports Bar & Grill  301 De Witt St, Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3270

The Ball Room 112 E Cook St, Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-1454

Download tags >October Skate Tabs sample

The Portage Family Skate Park Project has developed a series of six monster inspired Halloween tags that during the month of October and on Halloween day and night up until the witching hour the establishment that sells the most tags, tags are $1 donation will win a unique trophy to be displayed in there establishment. This should be a lot of fun challenging yourself to raise money for the Portage Family Skate Park Project and challenging the other establishments within the area. We will also feature the winning establishment in our quarterly magazine and online newsletter. We will also present the Portage Daily Register an article and picture of the winner for print “Subject to print no guarantee.” The Pfsp will release the participating places no later then September 23rd and those participating places will receive there tags by September 30th no later then 5pm. Collection of the money raised will be the day after Halloween by a board member of the pfsp. The Participating establishments will need to count and report by email the amount of tags and donations by the end of the business day 2:00am Halloween night using the honor system. Official counts will be conducted by PFSP board members on 11/1/14 with winner announced the day of on http://www.facebook.com/portageskatepark  Know a business that would like to participate ask them to join this group http://portageskatepark.org/our-sponsors/ or email us at portageskatepark@Gmail.com. Now lets have some fun.

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Kids Day Tradition a GREAT event.

Kids Day Tradition a GREAT event.

Culvers Kid’s day Andrew Tamminga (PFSP Art Director) The Portage Family Skate Park Project was elated to be back for another Culver’s Kid’s day event. We are extremely proud to be associated with Culver’s and all of the organizations who come each year to gather for a fun and educational event for Families and kids. This year the event raised …

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Conversation with Debbie Little a Skateboarder Mom/Grandma

 Debbie Little is Kyle's mom, I asked her why having a Skate Park in Portage is important to her.  "

 "I want kids to be able to go somewhere safe to skate. To get outside instead of sitting at home doing nothing."  Debbie and her family are definitely the outdoor type.  Her son is an amateur pro skater and I asked her what that journey was like for her.  "A lot bumps and bruises. But it was fun watching him do the tricks and showing other kids how to skate. Kyle wasn't the first in the family to skate. His older brother started when he was 10 and now he is 40. Kyle would watch and learn from him."  Did you travel around with Kyle and his brother when they were younger to go to different skate parks?  "No"   Debbie is very proud of her son Kyle.  "I'm proud of him for all he is doing for the kids of Portage and that he is giving back to Portage."  She said she'd like to say more about why she's so proud of him but she can't put it into words at this time. Many parents can probably relate to that kind of feeling.  Debbie worked hard at the Sidewalk Days Bake Sale and is going to be working just as hard for the Taste of Portage Skate Park Bake Sale Booth on August 24th.

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Wheels in Motion! 2014 PFSP Skateboard Marathon.

Wheels in Motion! 2014 PFSP Skateboard Marathon.

Debbie Little-Volunteer The Portage Family Skate Park held their 2nd annual marathon on September 6th what a blast! Each entry got a tee shirt. This tee shirt had each sponsor name on it. The tee shirts came from Design 1 apparel. They did a great job. The skaters, skated down Edgewater street to the levee, where many of the skaters, …

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PFSP Gear for Sale in stores now!

PFSP Gear for Sale in stores now!

You can now get all your Portage Family Skate Park Project gear at Prairie Flowers Beads 210 West Cook Street Portage, Wisconsin 53901 .

  Stop in or call and don't for get to ask about upcoming events.  http://prairieflowerbeads.com/ We have Shirts ONLY $10 or 2 for $15 also Wristbands for ONLY $2.00. Take a look at the Limited Edition PFSP deckstool.com Stool …

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Is my (grand)child old enough to skateboard?

Is my (grand)child old enough to skateboard?

I remember wondering this when my first grandson came home with skateboarding gear after visiting an uncle.  To me, skateboarding seemed risky and dangerous.  But as I watched him putting on his knee pads and helmet like a pro and say with a smile from ear to ear 'Watch me Grandma!' and sail down the driveway and sidewalk (they have …

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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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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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Team Up with Keith's Recycling and PFSP

Team Up with Keith's Recycling and PFSP

Keith's Recycling has set up an account for The Portage Family Skate Park Project.  Here is how it works - You save your aluminum cans and take them to Keith's Recycling at 1030 Silver Lake Drive, Portage, WI. Tell them you want them credited to The Portage Family Skate Park Project.  They will give you a receipt showing you donated to …

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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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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING

THE

PORTAGE FAMILY SKATE PARK PROJECT! 

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 An Interview with Keegan

 Keegan has come to almost all of the Portage Family Skate Park Project meetings.  He'll be going into 8th grade this year and got his first skateboard when he was only 3 years old but it wasn't until he was 9 that he really learned how to skateboard. 

"My dad is a skateboarder so it's something we did because he did.  I was 9 when I really started paying attention and did my first ollie."  Keegan continued talking but I had to ask him to slow down and explain something.

I asked: "What is an Ollie?"  He smiled patiently and answered with a smile, "Oh, well an ollie is basically jumping with the skateboard.  It's when you pop yourself up with the board."  I nodded and said, 'Oh!  You mean when you kinda jump up a little and the skateboard comes of the ground?!"  Yes! he nodded his head and said, 'You understand! "  I told him I thought some people would be laughing when they read this and learn how ignorant I am.  He said he didn't think they will and I guess I don't care if they do - I laugh at my ignorance from time to time myself, nice to have a chuckle once in awhile. 

"What do you like best about skateboarding Keegan?"  'The extremeness of the sport.  I mean, I'm an adrenaline junkie I guess.  I like taking risks with my board and the rush it gives me.  I like pushing myself and it's not a bad way to get a rush."  I nodded in agreement.  Do you enjoy any other sports Keegan?  Well, I just started racing motorcycles, motor cross races and I'll probably get to play basketball this year." 

It sounds like you're a busy person Keegan.  Do you think you will ever become a competitive skater?  "Competitive?  Well, I sorta am now - I competed in a random competition at the Baraboo Skate Park when I was 12 and took 1st place.  I couldn't participate this year because I was busy participating in fundraising for our own park this year. I'm excited about the Skate Park.  I'm a street skater, there are vert skaters, ramp skaters and street skaters."  

Will you be using the Skate Park then, if you are a street skater?  "Yes!  like I said I'm excited because our park is going to have steps and rails and that's what street skaters like, hills, steps and rails.  I'll for certain be using the Portage Skate Park!  I go to different skate parks in Madison, Monona and Milwaukee.  The one  in Monona has a pool nearby so I skate, swim and go skate again.  It's great!" 

Do you have a lot of skateboarder friends Keegan?  "Oh, I'd say probably about 10 or so, there used to be more of us but some haven't stuck with it as long as the rest of us.  That's ok, some I'm still friends with but they don't skate.  Keegan said so far he's only had one injury while skateboarding.  He broke his arm when he was younger, but it healed up just fine and is actually stronger than his other arm. It freaked me out more than hurt - but I got over it and it didn't stop me from skating or doing other things.  The most common injury is a rolled ankle and that hasn't happened to me."

Will you be skateboarding and doing some tricks at The Taste of Portage this year?  "Yes!  anyone can come on the 24th and bring their board with them.  My Dad is going to bring some ramps, rails and a grindbox."  (that reminded me of a monkey with a box, you know - so I had to ask for an explanation)  A grindbox is basically as wide as two or three park table benches and is raised up off the ground a little bit."

I really enjoyed talking with keegan at the potluck picnic we had for the first annual Youth Fundraiser Contest. I'm even more convinced we are moving in the right direction on behalf of the youth in our community. - June Paul, Secretary for the Portage Family Skate Park Project.

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

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What kind of future is there for Skateboarders anyway?

What kind of future is there for Skateboarders anyway?

There are many people who base a lot of their decisions on academics so I decided to do a search on skateboarders with college degrees.  I searched several sights – and found skateboarders who had earned degrees in Psychology, Chemistry, English, Business, Anthropology, Creative Writing, So what kind of future is there for a skateboarder?  Whatever kind of future the …

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Is skateboarding a bad influence?

Is skateboarding a bad influence?

The following is an article written by Steve Cave.  Steve is a professional skateboard instructor who has been teaching through skate clubs, books, websites and magazines.  He has given us permission to quote parts of his answer to this question in our website, newsletter and flyer. Question:  Is skateboarding a bad influence? "A young skater named Noah wrote and told …

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Why Would Your Business Want to Team Up in Fundraising with and for The Portage Family Skate Park?

Why Would Your Business Want to Team Up in Fundraising with and for The Portage Family Skate Park?

Why indeed would your business want to Team Up with The Portage Family Skate Park Fundraising Efforts? 1.  Did you know that Restaurant Business is shown to increase by anywhere from 4% to 8% in communities where Skate Parks exist?   What is your daily, weekly, monthly, annual income? 2.  Did you know that Retail Business is also shown to increase? …

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