Morro Bay Skateboard Museum Fund

$7,399 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 36 months

Our goal with this fund raising effort is to raise enough funds to help offset our monthly rent through the slower winter months. 

About the Museum...

The Morro Bay Skateboard Museum opened in July of 2012. Our mission is to share skateboarding’s history and culture with all ages of skateboarders as well as the general public. The Museum is staffed on a volunteer basis by founder/curator, Jack Smith and Eric Terhorst.

Over our first three years we've had thousands of people from all over the world visit the museum. Many of these visitors have told us they made a special trip to Morro Bay just to see the museum. Our visitors include older skaters who enjoy the opportunity to re-visit and share their skateboarding days with family and friends. We also provide an educational experience for younger skaters who are unfamiliar with skateboarding's long and colorful history. By making a pledge to this fund raising effort you will help to provide a place where the public can learn about skateboarding history and culture. 

While there are many incredible private collections of skateboards and skateboarding memorabilia, there are very few places where the public can view skateboarding history so openly. One of the largest of these collections is at Skatelab in Simi Valley, California. Owned by Todd Huber, the Skatelab collection contains over 5,000 boards and a plethora of skateboarding memorabilia. The Morro Bay Skateboard Museum is fortunate to have a great relationship with Skatelab; a number of the boards on display at our museum are on loan from Skatelab’s collection.

We are also working with a growing number of private collectors such as Stephen Pizzo, Greg Hagewood, Dennis Allgeier and Daniel Perkins who are willing to loan the museum portions of their collections for extended periods of time. Legendary skateboarders such as Stacy Peralta, Eddie Elguera, Patti McGee and the Logan Family have graciously loaned the museum historical skateboards and memorabilia. The museum has also received donations of skateboards and skateboard related items from individuals who have visited the museum.

Please visit our Facebook page  for photos and news about past and upcoming events. You can also visit the museum website  to learn more about the museum.

What We Need & What You Get

Our goal with this fund raising effort is to raise enough money to keep the museum open daily throughout the winter months of 2015. That amount is $20,000. Due to the cyclical nature of tourism, we have fewer visitors during the winter months making it difficult to meet expenses, such as rent, utilities and insurance. Your contribution will allow us to meet these expenses as well as expand the museum's collection of historical skateboarding memorabilia and to offer new and exciting exhibits. 

We are offering many different levels of rewards. You can check them out in detail at the bottom of this page.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you are unable to contribute financially, here are some other ways you can help support the museum. 

Help us get the word out by making some noise about our campaign. Email your friends and/or post the link to the campaign on your FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram pages.  Encourage your friends to visit the museum in person.

You can also use the GoFundMe sharing tools to share our fundraising campaign!

 

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The people listed below plus six anonymous folks have made donations to our fundraising campaign, which puts us at about a fourth of way to our goal!
If you are unable to donate you can still support the museum by sharing the campaign.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed or shared the campaign!
Shelly Sims Joller
Rocky Arthur
Michael Mcgillis
John McSpadden
Cameron Daniels
Patti McGee
Uncle Skate
Dale Renner
Cindy Leighton
Rocky Arthur
Bruce Brewington
Gregg Taylor
Fabiana Badie
David Gerstel
Burt Beavers
Chris Johnson
Dennis Allgeier
Brian Sneed
David Warne
Daniel Perkins
Jimmy Tillitt
Larry and Louise Balma
Eric McClung
Steve Weinstein
Kevin Delaney
Henry Hester
Beau Brown
Chris Greene
Rick Holzman
Jonathan Harms
Robin Logan
Ellen Deason
Joseph Antonik
Warren Sellers
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Here's a cool reward...Lives On Board hardcover version. Packed with over 170 stories and 200+ photographs from everyday and professional skateboarders. Introduction by Stacy Peralta.
$45
Lives on Board Hardcover Book
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We are stoked to offer two new rewards donated by skateboarder/artist Steve Evans. Here's what Steve had to say about the pieces...
JayBoy
This portrait of Jay Adams holds a special place in my heart. As an early skater from the Badlands, Jay was a huge inspiration to me. His aggressiveness and awesome surf style simply rocked my soul!

When I heard of his passing I lost my mind and quickly needed a way to express what I was feeling, that's how this portrait got created. I located a photograph by Pep Williams that I felt captured his essence.

As I was working on this, my mind was bouncing all over the place.... the Fruit Bowl, sessions at the Upland Pipeline, racing banked slalom with all the Dogtown boyz at the Marina Skatepark, the list goes on and on. I still can't believe Jay is gone.

This is photo to digital artwork, using various software, printed through a technique called sublimation printing which cooks the art into the substrate. This piece is printed on hardboard.

Roller Derby
This artwork is an homage to my first real skateboard. This fun, little toy changed my life forever! Thank you Roller Derby!

This is photo to digital artwork, using various software, printed through a technique called sublimation printing which cooks the art into the substrate. This piece is printed on aluminum.
Roller Derby Skateboard
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We still have a bunch of cool rewards just waiting to be claimed!
$5 Skate Rat Level - gets you some museum stickers.
$25 Grom Level - museum tee shirt and stickers.
$35 "Lives on Board" softcover book.
$45 "Lives on Board" hardcover book.
$49 In the Hoodie Level - museum hoodie and stickers.
$64 scores you a 2012 X-Games deck.
$299 for this cool Subsonic pusher longboard.
$592 nabs you a ride in the Vetter Streamliner.
Subsonic Pusher
Museum Hoodies
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$7,399 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 36 months
Created September 21, 2015
$1,000
Pro
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Bones Brigade Deck - Shadow Box, Month In Your Name, Hoodie, Tee, Bag, Mug, Stickers, Pair of etnies, VIP Tour, Name on Donors Sign, Raffle Entry
$500
Sponsored
Bones Brigade Deck, Hoodie, Tee, Bag, Mug, Stickers, Pair of etnies, Private Tour, Name on Museum Donors Sign, Entry in Monthly Raffle
$250
Legend
Powell Mini Logo Deck, Museum Hoodie, Museum Tee, Museum Coffee Mug, Museum Stickers, Name on Museum Donors Sign, One Entry in Monthly Raffle
$150
Stoked
Museum Hoodie, Museum Tee, Museum Coffee Mug, Museum Stickers, Name on Museum Donors Sign, One Entry in Monthly Raffle
$75
Street
Museum Tee, Museum Coffee Mug, Museum Stickers, One Entry in Monthly Raffle
$50
Vert
Museum Tee, Museum Stickers, One Entry in Monthly Raffle
$25
Grom
Museum Tee, Museum Stickers
$5
Skate Rat
Museum Stickers
$175
Brad Edwards
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Gravity Brad Edwards Deck Donated and signed by Brad himself! Gravity Stickers, Museum Stickers, One Entry in Monthly Raffle
$200
David Hackett
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The Hackman is a big fan of the museum and donated an Autographed Deathbox David Hackett Model Limited Edition Deck. Includes Deathbox and Museum Stickers.
$160
Dusters
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Nano and our friends at Dusters are supporting our fundraising campaign by donating a complete longboard as a reward!
$49
In The Hood(ie)
Museum Hoodie, Museum Stickers and One Entry in Monthly Raffle.
$65
'15 XGames Deck
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Farid, a manager of the X-Games visited and enjoyed the museum. He sent us some X-Games decks, This reward is for the 2015 Austin deck. Manufactured by Powell.
$199
Vert Jungle
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Overnight stay in the "Tiki Traveler for 2". Check in at 3. Skate till 9. On ramp BBQ available. Half hour lesson by Rob for each person. Includes photo shoot.
$64
LA X-Games Deck
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Farid, a manager of the X-Games visited and enjoyed the museum. He sent us some X-Games decks, This reward is for the 2012 LA deck. Manufactured by Powell.
$55
Robin Logan
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They only allow 15 characters for the Reward Level title. So this should actually read Robin Logan Signed Deck. Big thanks to Randy at Flood Kontrol Skateboards
$592
Skatecar Ride
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Join an exclusive club by taking a ride in the Vetter Streamliner skatecar. Why $592? In 1978 this skatecar reached a speed of 59.2mph at the Signal Hill race.
$499
Rare Hawk Deck
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Very rare signed Tony Hawk Foundation "Stand Up For Skateparks" deck donated and signed by the man himself. Museum tee, stickers and coffee mug included.
$45
Lives on Board
Hardcover version. Packed with over 170 stories and 200+ photographs from everyday and professional skateboarders. Introduction by Stacy Peralta.
$35
Lives on Board
Softcover version. Packed with over 170 stories and 200+ photographs from everyday and professional skateboarders. Introduction by Stacy Peralta.
$275
JayBoy by Evans
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A tribute to Jay Adams by Steve Evans. Based on a photo by Pep Williams. Photo to digital artwork, using various software. This piece is printed on hardboard.
$245
My First Board
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Artist Steve Evans says this is an homage to his first real skateboard. This fun, little toy changed my life forever! Thank you Roller Derby!
$10,000
Naming Rights
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For $10,000 the name of the museum will be changed to The "Your Name" Morro Bay Skateboard Museum for one year. This will include signage and all name usage.
$155
GN4LW Longboard
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Girl Is Not a 4 Letter Word Longboard signed by Cindy Whitehead!Bamboo deck, 150MM reverse kingpin trucks, Abec 7 bearings, 65MM x 47MM 83A wheels. 37”x8.75”
$100
Maryhill Passes
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The Maryhill Ratz have donated two passes for a 2016 Maryhill Ratz freeride. Last year these went for $135. Thanks Ratz!
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Daniel Perkins
28 months ago

Waldo -- Dark Side of the Moon Board and SHOF signer book w/swag Donation -- Via Perry Vance & Tommy TC Costello

BS
$49
Brittney Sommer
28 months ago

Good luck, Jack. Thinking of you.

DA
$100
Dennis Allgeier
30 months ago

As usual JACK-no goodies please-use the entire amount for its intended purpose!

$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
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$49
Ann-Terese Barket
32 months ago

I loved skateboarding the streets of Morro Bay as kid! Super stoked to support the museum. Thanks for keeping the good times alive!

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