End-of-summer campout brings in $3,200 for skate park

September 11, 2012 by  

The 7th annual end-of-summer campout held at Etnies Skate Park in Lake Forest earlier this month helped raise $3,200 for the country’s largest free skate park. The funds raised from the event will be used toward the support of various events and programs offered at the park.

Amateur and skilled skaters alike arrived at the campout weekend to help raise funds to support the free skate park so that it can continue to offer free programs and events to skaters. Area skaters from Orange County were present, as well as numerous skaters from surrounding counties. The weekend included a midnight barbeque, skate contests, movies, music, refreshments and much more. Those in attendance enjoyed the game, S.K.A.T.E, which is played like the game of H.O.R.S.E in basketball but using a skateboard. Campers at the event guzzled over 15 gallons of Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Mountain Dew, and Coke, washing down approximately 400 hot dogs in the process.

Many community and fundraising events, such as the campout weekend at the skate park, use brochure printers and local print companies to supply a variety of advertising media to raise awareness about the event or provide citizens with information about the cause. Banner printing may also be utilized at such activities to draw attention to a particular aspect of the event or announce the activity.

At the skate contests held over the campout weekend, Aaron Amante went home with the first place prize for the best trick performed on the vertical wall. Aaron is 21 years old and is a resident of Foothill Ranch. The winner of the power slide contest was Brandon Burleigh of Lake Forest, who is 16 years old.