The Delburne Skate Park began with a group of young boys who had a wish, then a dream. Against many many odds, these youth did the impossible and raised about $350,000 in just over a year.
“The pride these boys felt and the look on their faces as they turned the sod on their new park, will stay with me for a very long time” comments co-organizer Brenda Smith.
This awesome group also created the FIRST EVER School Sanctioned Event. Year 1 saw 16 athletes, 5 schools and 1 school division participate. Year 2 were 32 athletes, 6 schools and 2 school divisions participating. The next year a whopping 23 athletes, 6 schools AND 3 school divisions came out! We can’t wait to see what this year will bring!
Two other schools that are also interested in having reciprocal events at their schools!! Brenda laments that “These young athletes started something that will continue and grow beyond their wildest dreams.” We agree!
Big Thank You’s again to the Delburne Futures Committee: Dawn Young-McKenzie, Darlene Dushanek, Lorna Barton Goddard, Diane Sullivan, Bev Jamieson, Stephen Banks and Brenda Smith for the incredible work they did in getting this project off and running and helping these boys reach their financial and personal goals.