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Re: “As the Neck develops and placemakers set an agenda, will the black community be included or neglected again?

It is really sad when a negative light is cast on healthy, community oriented business that has been established int he downtown area for over 16 years. When the Montessori school moved into the building on Simons Street it had to be rehabilitated and renovated. The building was left is such disrepair and the church that provided the building to head start was left without tenants that our move was welcomed by the neighborhood. The school has a very harmonious relationship with the neighbors and the church. They welcomed us so that we could continue our work with children and enhance the neighborhood. We look forward to continue building relationships in the community.

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Posted by Skate Mom on August 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Skatepark design meeting to be held Wednesday night

Longtime coming!!!!! Can't wait!

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Posted by Skate Mom on September 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Re: “County picks Team Pain to build skatepark

Well, for one NO TAX Dollars are being spent for this adventure. Two, no one said full pads and three this is just the first park of many to come. The goal is to have free skateparks in the near future. The city couldn't back us up with our goal of 2 million... It seemed pretty bleak to try and raise those funds ourselves so the county stepped in with funds in their savings to get this goal accomplished. POURITNOW will be available to consult with the CCPRC the whole way through and we have gotten no where near discussing fees and such except for the fact that they understand you simply cannot make the money off of the skater's backs.
It's amazing how negative people can be concerning a park that will be the first of it's kind in our region and will totally help the community where it will be located. We get it about pads, but if you plan on skating the bowl or vert ramp we envision you may want to invest or stay in the street course. Team Pain makes epic parks and we are simply STOKED it's finally happening here. Thanks AA, Doogie and Matchew for your back up;-) Other, if you have moans and whines concerning the park show up to a meeting and have your voice heard. Be apart of the work we have been involved with for several years. And if you don't skate you simply can't relate. Don't rain on our future sessions;-)

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Posted by Skate Mom on October 18, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Downtown skatepark gets $2 million

Clearly, all the naysayers have not done their due diligence and researched this project and what it holds for our community or revenue. I am a 39 year old female that has been an educator, business and property owner in Charleston County for several years. In addition, I am an avid skateboarder that has struggled in our fine city for over 2 decades to have a safe facility to exercise the art of skateboarding. I , among many others in my age group and demographic feel strongly about having this facility and have worked for over the past 4 years to get it to this point. Other towns that have seen their way to support all of their citizens have reaped the benefits. Philadelphia and Louisville are 2 of those cities that embraced skateboarding and brought substantial revenue into their cities. Philly earned 18 million hosting the sport for 2 consecutive years. Another aspect of our sub-culture people seem to miss is that we are music and art enthusiasts. We happily support those programs in our city and will continue to due so. My hope is that people will open their eyes and realize that all skaters aren’t young white males and allow us to thrive in our art. We are hard working , tax paying families that contribute in several positive areas of our community. Easy websites to get educated on facts and statistics are POURITNOW or Skaters for public skate parks. Let’s strive to be truly be a “cosmopolitan” city .

Posted by Skate Mom on April 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Downtown skatepark gets $2 million

Actually, skateboarders and advocates actually did facilitate this happening. We have been working tirelessly for years to see this happen. By we , I mean, accountants, teachers, designers, and people from several other respected professions. "Most skaters don't have jobs" is a ludicrous and ignorant statement. Skateboarding is over a 4 billion dollar industry which also brings in millions to cities that embrace the sport. Check out Philadelphia or Louisville to name a couple. Hosting the X games brought in over 18 million to Philly. Please do your due diligence before expressing your ineptness for facts.

Posted by Skate Mom on April 2, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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