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.