Waiuku’s skatepark fundraiser ‘Live in the 2-3-5’ was a huge success with the community coming out in full force to support the event on Saturday 24 February.
“It was an excellent day,” said Catherine Dacey of the fundraising committee. “It felt like most of the town was out.”
There was something for everyone with a skateboarding competition, music, skating demo, stalls, rides, food and auctions.
“So many people sat around and watched,” she said. “The skateboarding was amazing. The pro-skaters put on a great performance. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and there was a buzz about town. We’ve received great comments.” While the team can have a well-deserved rest, it’s not over yet, with more plans in the pipeline to continue raising funds for the community facility. “We’re still selling skateboards, and applying for community grants.”
Catherine says a special mention must go to Steph and Karl from the Goodness Grocer, Ben Ruegg from Waiuku College and Simon Hendl (DJ Downtown Brown) and P-Digsss who make up Sunshine Sound System, for their support and contribution to making the event so successful.