The local skateboard community mourned when Talent Skatepark and Shop closed its doors, August 5 2018, after almost 17 years of business. Talent was so much more than a skatepark. It was a safe haven for kids of all ages to congregate and do what they love. When it closed, sad hugs were shared, disbelief set in and the loss was (and still is) felt so hard. So many skaters who knew Talent saved their lives, and considered it their second home wondered how they would push through.
That’s when a passionate group of parents, who had seen first-hand how much their children benefited from Talent, came together with a mission to create a rebirth of Talent. After hours of meetings—and lots of guidance from original owner Hannah Deene Wood—Talent has come back to life as a non-profit (501(c)3). Talent Skatepark, Inc is a 501(c)3 identified by EIN 83-2423468.
The entire amount of your donation represents a charitable contribution
Since skateboarding began it provided a path for kids who don't find team sports appealing. Skateboarders fly freely around a skatepark on their own terms without the pressure of anyone else. With the ever-growing intrusion of technology in young people’s daily lives, the critical need to foster more movement and personal interaction has never been higher.
We are actively working hard on creating and opening the new Talent Skatepark, Inc., Vermont's only non-profit indoor skatepark. Your donation will ultimately support us in our mission of enriching lives and strengthening community through skateboarding. #talentskateparkforever
Talent Skatepark, Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit. Your entire donation represents a charitable contribution. We have a letter of intent to begin construction on September 1 2019. Time is of the essence. We must raise the funds in the next 2 months in order to open on schedule. Thank you. #CommunityFirst #Talentskateparkforever
- Burlington Surf Club
- NATASHA THEOFANIDIS
- Colin Spencer
- Matt Zuanich
- Colby Strong
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