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Medina just shy of fundraising goal for new skate park

Organizers need $48,000 by end of March
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Posted at 5:21 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 17:21:08-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The Village of Medina is going to build a new concrete skate park, but just how radical it is depends on the generosity of the public.

Two anonymous donors recently gave handsome financial gifts to the Medina Skate Society, which has now raised $202,000 towards the new park on South Main Street.

Now it just needs $48,000 more by the end of the month to get a total matching grant from the Tony Hawk & Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundations.

The grant deadline is March 30th at which point every dollar that has been raised will be doubled and the Village of Medina could have half a million dollars to build a skate park.

One way you can help is by attending a Soup n' Skate event at the current skate park at 1211 South Main Street.

That takes place Sunday March 15, from 2-4 pm.

If the weather is bad it will be moved to the First Presbyterian Church at 522 Main Street.

Skate Society members will be serving free soup, chili, hot cocoa and coffee to say thank you to supporters.

There will also be meat raffle tickets for $5 each and a drawing for five winners at 4 pm the same day.