Friday, October 26, 2012
Some local skateboarders and DJs’ have turned their concerns for the condition of the Fulton Skate Park has turned into a day-long event aimed at improving the park and bridging generations.
William Kistner is developing a Skate Competition with live music, DJ’s, a Halloween costume contest for all ages, barbecue and more 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park. All proceeds will be donated to the City of Fulton for repairs and upkeep to the park.
Kistner, 30, is a self-described skater of 20 years. He said the idea for the event snowballed from a conversation between friends about doing an event to raise funds.
“We just wanted to bring money up to fix the park, mostly,” said Kistner. “We know they’ve fixed a few things, but in the half-pipe there’s some cracks, and that’s the most dangerous spot to have them. We want to get stuff like that fixed and bring a focus to the community.”
There will be a $5 entry fee for skaters with sign-up running from 10 a.m. to noon. Competition will be held in a free skate category, as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced skill level runs.