$10K donation puts fundraising for Medina Skate Park at $22K

Provided photo: Members of the Medina Skate Society were joined Sunday by Friends of the Railyard Skatepark out of Lockport. They are all pictured with a ceremonial check for $44,000, which doubles the $22,000 donated so far for the project.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 March 2019 at 9:51 pm

Group needs minimum $50K by March 2020 for matching grant

MEDINA – The Medina Skate Society received a $10,000 anonymous donation to bring its fundraising to $22,000 towards a revamped skate park.

That $10,000 followed the news on March 14 that Medina was approved for a Tony Hawk & Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Built-To-Play Skatepark Grant. The grant is for a minimum $50,000 if the community can raise that money by March 2020. The grant goes up to $250,000 in matching funds.

The Medina Skate Society is being assisted in the fundraising by the Orleans Renaissance Group, which is acting as our pass-through agency to collect donations and then gift them to the Village of Medina for the construction of the skatepark.

Alex Feig, the Medina Skate Society president, welcomes donations of all amounts. He encourages donors who want to give $100 or more to go through the websites for either the Medina Skate Society or the Orleans Renaissance Group.

The Skate Society also has set up a GoFundMe to facilitate in the fundraising.

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