BASIC Meets Fundraising Goal!

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BASIC would like to thank the Brattleboro community along with our skatepark supporters near and far for the outstanding support of our project. We are proud to state that BASIC has raised $239,412.00…surpassing our fundraising goal of $230,000!!!!

NOW…Skate fans, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We are now proceeding with DESIGN MEETINGS  which will take place on Wednesday Aug 22nd from 6:30 – 8pm and Thursday, September 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Final note: Donations will still be accepted to cover any unknown contingency costs, benches, landscaping and shading.

Brattleboro Skatepark Supporters, you are NOT dreaming. We have reached our fundraising Goal and are now onto DESIGN!!

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BASIC has exciting news but we need your help! 

The Town of Brattleboro has recently voted to donate $60,000 towards the skatepark project. We are finally within reach of our $230,000 goal! In addition to this generous donation, the Tarrant Foundation has awarded us a Matching Grant Challenge. Every dollar raised between May 1st and June 30th will be matched 1:1 up to a maximum of $15,000. With the successful completion of this grant challenge, we will have only $30,000 left to raise. It is now more important than ever for you to make a contribution so we can meet our challenge and get this park built. Please spread the word and make your tax deductible contribution during May or June so your donation will be doubled!

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Remember the Brattleboro Skatepark this Christmas!

This year, don’t forget to include the Brattleboro Skatepark in your Christmas giving. We are almost half way to our goal of $230,000 and with your help we can make some dreams come true. For $46 you can pay for one square foot of  the skatepark! Now is the time…

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Brattleboro Skatepark Supporters, and Friends, mark your calendars!

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It’s with great excitement that VT Stance, Southern Vermont’s premier car club is hosting a benefit Car Show on August 19, 2017 from 10am – 4pm at the Brattleboro Union High School to support the design and construction of the Brattleboro Skatepark!

VTstance is a nonprofit car club based out of Guilford Vermont. Their goal is to spread awareness and appreciation of the local car scene, and to provide a meeting space for those in the area who are passionate about cars. They host smaller bimonthly meets, and this will be their larger annual show.
Please help spread the word about this event and visit VT Stance on Facebook for the latest updates!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1226752077447256/

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BASIC receives grant from the Crosby-Gannett Fund

BASIC recently received a $1,400 grant from the Crosby-Gannett Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The grant will help further BASIC’s mission to provide a free and safe place for people of all ages to skateboard.

The Crosby-Gannett Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation supports endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro area.

The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community.
Visit www.vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.

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Brattleboro Skatepark is set in concrete! REALLY!

After six long years of hard work, BASIC (the town committee working to build a skatepark in Brattleboro, VT) has received all permits to begin the final design and construction. This approval means that there are no more regulatory hurdles to jump, no more hoops to go thru – we have cleared ALL the requirements necessary to begin construction. We can put the shovels in the ground! Construction time is estimated as a matter of months!

One overriding hurdle remains… We need the remaining money to build the Skatepark!

$133,000 is still needed to reach our design and construction goal of $230,000.

The link below takes you to the video on our YouCaring page which explains our story and past hurdles. Please support Brattleboro’s skating youth and donate today!

Donation tier:

Frontside Air Club $1,000+

360 Flip Club $500-$999

Kick Flip Club $250-$499

Ollie Club $100-$249

All donors will have their name listed in our grand opening program. Members of the Ollie, Kick Flip and 360 Flip Club will have their name listed on permanent plaques at the skatepark. Members of the Frontside Air Club will have additional naming opportunities.

**Notice to Skatepark Supporters**  Please be advised that the Giving Tier originally labeled 720 Club has changed to 360 Flip Club. Some of our recent paperwork has been inadvertently mailed out with the Club name corrected in some places but not all. All donations given under the 720 Club Tier, both current and previous, will be recognized under the 360 Flip Club Tier. Please accept our apologies for this oversight.

 

 

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BASIC Fundraising Event

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BASIC Travel Mugs Are Here!

Keep warm these cold fall nights with hot coffee/hot chocolate in a BASIC travel mug… coffee & pie not included

All profits go to support the design & construction of Brattleboro’s new skatepark.
$20 each, available at the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department or contact Jeff or Melissa Clark (802-387-5837) Thank you for your support!

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New Location For Brattleboro’s Skatepark!

**Skatepark Location Update** 

BASIC has been given a new location for the construction of Brattleboro’s 4,900 square foot skatepark. It will be located on the hill of Memorial Park, on the inside of the last turn when driving up to the Kiwanis Shelter. A fenced in 8,000 square foot dog park will be located along the opposite side of the road at this same turn. Parking for 6-8 vehicles will be included in the design.

BASIC will work closely with Brattleboro Snow Sports to minimize any intrusion on the skiing and sliding hill. We will also work closely with the town, the town’s insurance carrier and property abutters to insure a safe and beautiful park for all to enjoy.

This new location has been approved by the Selectboard as well as the Design Review Board (DRB). An amendment of the existing Act 250 Permit is required, so BASIC is now working with the State of Vermont to meet their requirements. Once the permit is amended, BASIC will move forward with the design process.

This skatepark is not a town-funded project. It is being funded strictly through funds raised by the committed volunteers of BASIC. Your physical and monetary support is crucial at this time. Our youth need a free, safe park where they can exercise, socialize, express themselves and gain self-esteem. Please show your support and commitment to our future generation by donating today.

Giving Tiers:

Frontside Air Club $1,000+

360 Flip Club $500-$999

Kick Flip Club $250-$499

Ollie Club $100-$249

All donors will have their name listed in our grand opening program. Members of the Ollie, Kick Flip and 720 Club will have their name listed on a permanent plaque at the skatepark. Members of the Frontside Air Club will have additional naming opportunities.

Checks made out to Brattleboro Rec & Parks/BASIC can be mailed to P.O. Box 513, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or donate through PayPal on our website.

Thank You!

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Spencer!

Spencer-thrashin!

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