Ann Arbor Skatepark group announces 'Brick Campaign' to raise funds for project
In exchange for a financial contribution, a brick paver will be engraved with the donor’s name and a brief message, and incorporated into the construction of the amenity.
Three sizes are available at different giving levels.
Courtesy of Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark
- A 4-inch-by-8-inch brick is available for a $100 donation and allows for three lines of text with 12 characters each.
- An 8-inch-by-8-inch brick can be had for $250 that allows for six lines of text with 12 characters each.
- A 12-inch-by-12-inch brick is available for a $1,000 donation and allows for nine lines of text with 18 characters each or a business logo.
Scott Rosencrans, project liaison for the skate park group, said the brick campaign is a way donors can contribute to the project and receive tangible and permanent recognition.
Orders can be placed online at www.a2skatepark.org. Order forms also are available at Acme Mercantile, 111 W. Liberty St., in Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor Skatepark initiative recently received a $25,000 donation from local entrepreneur Dug Song and his wife Linh.
The group is trying to raise $1 million. Washtenaw County's Parks and Recreation Commission has pledged up to $400,000 in matching funds if the group can raise other funds.
Diana Kern, treasurer and development chair, said in late August the group had raised more than $100,000 and was working to secure other funds.
So far, the city of Ann Arbor hasn't committed any funds directly to the project, but it did agree this year to help the skate park group apply for government grants. The city now is seeking $300,000 in grant funding from the state and expects to hear back by November.
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