Morro Bay Skateboard Museum Fund

$6,495 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 25 months

Our goal with this fund raising effort is to raise enough funds to help offset our monthly rent through the slower winter months and to install new carpet or laminate flooring throughout the museum.

About the Museum...

First the BIG NEWS…The Morro Bay Skateboard Museum is now officially a non-profit. That means your donation is tax-deductible!

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 by founder and curator, Jack Smith, and docent Eric Terhorst.

During our four and half years of operation 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 funds to help offset our monthly rent through the slower winter months and to install new carpet or laminate flooring throughout the museum (our current carpeting is looking pretty shabby).

Due to the cyclical nature of tourism, we have fewer visitors during the winter months making it difficult to meet expenses, such as rent, payroll, 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 interesting 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!

Thanks,

Jack, Cathy and Eric

 

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Hello Everyone!
We are continuing to ship out campaign perks. If your perk included a tee or hoodie, please email us your size(s). For those of you whose perk included a pint glass or coffee mug, please shoot us your choice. We hope to see you at the museum sometime soon! Thank you so much for your donation to the museum!

All the best,
Jack and Eric
jack@mbskate.com
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Perk shipping will resume on Monday, January 9th. Thanks again for your support!
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Long time museum supporter Rick Holzman donated this deck as a perk. Deck is still in shrink. Great to skate or hang. Includes museum t-shirt. It can be yours for $159
JGB TWS Cover Photo of Tod Swank - Deck
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$6,495 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 25 months
Created November 27, 2016
$5
Skate Rat
Kick us a fiver and we'll send you some Museum Stickers.
$10
Drop In
Ten bucks scores you some Museum Stickers and a Mystery Sticker.
$20
Transition
Send us a crisp, clean $20 bill (heck, we'll even take a dirty, crumpled one) and we'll send you a pack of Toyboarders and some Museum Stickers.
$29
Old Guy Special
$29 gets you a Museum Pint Glass or Coffee Cup plus some Museum Stickers.
$30
Grom
Time to improve your wardrobe... Museum Tee, (your choice of design), and some Museum Stickers.
$50
Super-Grom
Here's what $50 gets you... Museum Tee, (your choice of design), Museum Pint Glass or Coffee Cup , and some Museum Stickers.
$60
Vert
Hey, it's getting cold, you need a Museum Hoodie (your choice of design) and of course some Museum and Mystery Stickers.
$100
Street
Kinda thin in the t-shirt department? Snag yourself a three pack of Museum tees (your choice of designs), a pack of Toyboarders, and some Museum Stickers.
$125
Freestyle
This level offer a five pack of Museum tees (your choice of designs), a bag of Toyboarders and some ultra-cool Museum Stickers.
$150
Stoked
This level has you covered for both warm or cold weather. Museum Hoodie, Museum Tee, a pack of Toyboarders and some Museum Stickers.
$175
Get Loaded!
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No, not that kind of Loaded... The Loaded Tan Tien Longboard Deck, plus some Museum Stickers. More: http://loadedboards.com/tan-tien-longboard-skateboard
$200
Hero
This level grants hero status 3 pack of Museum hoodies (your choice of designs), 3 pack of Museum tees (your choice of designs), Toyboarders, Museum Stickers
$250
Legend
Ever been called a Legend? 3 pack of Museum hoodies (choice of designs), 5 pack of Museum tees (choice of designs), Toyboarders, Museum Pint Glass, Stickers.
$475
1970s G&S
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Mid-1970s complete Gordon & Smith. Rare 3-hole Bennetts. The wheels are ABEC11 Retro Berts. This perk was provided by Daniel Perkins. Includes Museum t-shirt.
$500
Sponsored
Sponsor us! 5 pack of Museum hoodies (choice of designs), 5 pack of Museum tees (choice of designs), Toyboarders, Museum Glass, Coffee Cup, Museum Stickers.
$600
Sims Tribute
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Sims (Hess) Tom Sims Experimental (deck only). Museum Hoodie and Museum Stickers. Provided by Daniel Perkins. Photos available upon request.
$700
Sims Carbonkick
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Sims (Hess) Carbonkick (deck only) Museum Hoodie and Museum Stickers. Provided by Daniel Perkins. Photos available upon request.
$800
Sims Superlight
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Sims (Hess) Superlight 1. Equipped with Brakeboard Trucks and Wheels. Plus a Museum Hoodie, Museum Stickers. Provided by Daniel Perkins. Photos available
$1,000
Sims Complete
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Sims (Hess) Carbonkick Ronin Precision Trucks & Venom Wheels. Plus Museum Hoodie & Museum Stickers. Provided by Daniel Perkins Photos available upon request
$2,500
Superstar
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Naming Rights of Special Exhibits Room (1 year period), 5 pack of Museum hoodies & tees (choice of design), Toyboarders, Museum Pint Glass, Coffee Cup, Stickers
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Louise & Larry Balma
23 months ago
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Hi Jack; Happy to help you fundraise. Send us three Large t-shirts and 2 medium t-shirts. Need any books?

JS
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Jani Soderhall
23 months ago

Cheers Jack! Wanted to chip in and help out with the museum. I'm still waiting for an opportunity to visit but my business is keeping me busy and I haven't had any trips to your part of the USA for a while! L size shirts thanks.

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