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Rich City Skate ~ Awaken The Dream

$2,375 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 1 month
Created September 27, 2018
We are asking you to Please Help The Children.

If you care about The Children and you want them to have a safe place to go that will keep them out of harm's way, please help.  If you are a parent, please help.  If you are a foundation, a donor or a do-gooder, please help.  If you are a philanthropist, a politician, a church organization or you are someone that cares, please help.  If you are a skater and skating has been a big influence in your life or the life of someone you know, please help and contribute to the rebirth of a Community Institution, Rich City Skate.  

In the early morning hours of July 31, 2016, amid buckets of tears and with the heaviest of hearts, the doors of a powerful dream, Rich City Skate, was closed.   Property taxes ballooned up to $96,000.00, so after ten years and well over a million dollars invested into The Dream, and with all funds including retirement money exhausted, the doors were closed.

Fast forward... Rich City was a place where children and adults could find refuge from the mean streets. It was neutral territory that would allow all who entered to remove their armor, to laugh and smile, to shake hands and relax.  It was a safe place where children could once again be children, just like the good old days and from sun up to sun down, Rich City welcomed children and adults and literally saved lives, one child and person at a time. 

Today, two years later, and with a crime rate that is rising, Rich City Skate is still closed and wasting away, being ravaged by Mother Nature and her elements.  The building could not be sold because God had other plans, and with the help of good people like you, we can Revive-The-Dream.  

The "UNITED SKATES" DOCUMENTARY, a film by Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown along with Executive Producer, John Legend and the outpouring of citizens and skaters has generated a renewed energy and motivation, globally.  The Rich City story is featured in this award-winning documentary and describes the importance of preserving the legacy and providing a protected, safe space for vulnerable communities.  People are always asking to bring Rich City back, so if you believe that Rich City should be reopened, we are asking YOU and good people EVERYWHERE to help open the doors and Revive-The-Dream.  Any contribution would not be too small.    

The first goal is to raise $50,000 which will be used to start the remodeling process at Rich City.  To clean out and repair the damage that's been done to the 25,000 sq. ft. building as soon as possible.  We will keep you abreast of our progress, provide transparency and show you through pictures and videos, the results of this earth-shaking and earth-breaking movement.  A donation of $100.00 or more will reserve your name on the walls of Rich City.  Again, any contribution would not be too small.

Let’s see if we are able to band together to preserve a piece of an American culture and tradition that is in jeopardy of disappearing into extinction, and to provide a safe space for us to be.  We can improve our community.  We can make a difference, and we can save our youth, but the re-opening of Rich City will depend on the generosity of people like you.  

Please Believe !
PLEASE Join The Movement - PLEASE Help The Children !!


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The United Skates Documentary was shown at the Chicago Film Festival on Friday & Saturday. If you were there, you probably were unable to hold back your tears. This documentary is a powerful snap shot into the culture and world of roller skating in the African American community and highlights the impact that skating has had on so many lives. Rich City Skate is heavily represented in the film and Buddy Love gives the audience a riveting and compelling reason why skating rinks everywhere, should be protected by the communities and municipalities where they exist. The film will be aired on HBO in 2019.
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Again, we want to thank all the good people who have donated thus far to this “momentous cause” to re-open Rich City. Because of people like you, there is hope !! Although we are just getting started, we need the continued help of “The Community” to Awaken The Dream.
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Raised by 33 people in 1 month
Created September 27, 2018
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