Bozeman High School Freshman Strategies class with Bozeman Youth Initiative and the Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department present the Community Skate Comp, a skateboard competition for ages 6 and up, Saturday May 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kirk Park skate park, 218 North 20th Avenue.
Funded and supported through a grant from Bozeman Youth Initiative, Project Skate Park, a class project, led by teacher Cassie Ubaldo, is an all-volunteer student-driven effort to make Kirk Park “a safer, cleaner and better environment.”
Throughout the school year approximately 20 students have been organizing regular clean-up days at the park and enlisting the support of the Parks and Recreation department, Bozeman Police, and community organizations like Big Sky Youth Empowerment (BYEP) and Montana Conservation Corps.
The purpose of the competition is to encourage young skaters and families to use and enjoy the skate park. A team of high school judges, supported by experienced adult mentors and teachers, will judge competitors in different age groups with prizes donated by local businesses including World Boards, Cactus Records, REI, and BYEP.
Register online through the “Recreation” button at www.bozeman.net/Home. Registration fees for this event and donations will go toward the continued upkeep and maintenance of the Kirk Park skate park.
For more information, contact Greg Owens with the Bozeman Youth Initiative at (406) 580-3659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.