Post 5 of the Sons of the American Legion recently donated $200 to the Epworth Skate Park, which is located on the grounds of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The popular skate park has just undergone a facelift that is being financed by donations such as this one, but additional funds are still needed. The park was professionally repaired and repainted and all asphalt was resurfaced by 5th Pocket SkateParks. Maintaining the surfaces at the park is necessary for safe skating for our local and visiting skateboarders. If you would like to help maintain the park for the healthy enjoyment of our youth, please contact James West at 302-569-7307 or visit www.eumcrb.org/sk8/ to donate online. Visit on Facebook @Skate Epworth or on Instagram @skateepworth.
In 2014, the grassroots group “Epworth Skate Project” raised $100,000 from supportive community members to build the park on land generously donated by Epworth UMC. The internationally recognized builder Evergreen Skateparks, along with 5th Pocket Skateparks, was hired to create the quality park. The Epworth Skate Project is made up of volunteers from the church and skate community and relies on donations from events and “Skate Days” at the park.
Photo caption: Happily accepting the donation at Halloween Skate Day are (left to right) Epworth Skate Project’s Tricia Ratner, Kathy Scott, Jason Wilson, Sons of the American Legion Post 5’s Rob Webster (Navy), James West III, Brian Johnson, and SotAL’s Steve Carey.