Tuesday, June 03, 2008

PRESS HERALD

Group raises funds for skate park

By Kelley Bouchard Portland Press Herald Staff Writer June 03, 2008 05:40 PM

Portland's skatepark planning committee is raising money to build a new skatepark at Dougherty Field.

The Momentum fundraising campaign includes a buck-a-brick effort to match a $50,000 grant from the Ollie Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Each brick, which will cost $1, will be inscribed and will be used to build the park.

So far, the committee has raised $150,000 toward its $325,000 goal, said City Councilor David Marshall, the committee's chairman.

The logo for the Momentum campaign was designed by Deering High School student Meaghan Maurice, the winner of a citywide contest.

For more information on how to purchase a brick or about the work of the Skatepark Planning Committee, click here.

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