Keep the Wheels Rolling-Skate Park Committe Collects Cell Phones to Raise $150,000 Needed for Construction
Released on = June 19, 2007, 9:27 am
Press Release Author = Amber Johnson
Industry = Non Profit
Press Release Summary = Committee in Pequannock, NJ is raising funds to build a skate park. \"Keep the Wheels Rolling\" needs to raise $150,000 for construction. They are collecting cell phones as a fundraiser for the project.
Press Release Body = June 19, 2007---Pequannock, N.J.---The Skate Park Dream started as a Social Studies "Take Action" project at Pequannock Valley Middle School by Jacob Winterfield, Chris Zack, and Andy Stampfl in December 2005. Being skateboarders, they hoped to have a skate park built in Pequannock. In March 2006, as part of the project given by their teacher Mrs. Dykstra, the boys presented to the Boys & Girls Club in Pequannock the idea of building a skate park in conjunction with the town's Parks and Recreation Department, but it was not approved due to wetlands constraints on the property. In August 2006 Keep the Wheels Rolling Skate Park Committee was formed by the boys and their moms. The committee has taken on a life of its own. With the action the committee has taken, the Township Council approved the building of a skate park in Pequannock for spring of 2008. They committed $15,000 in seed money and to building the skate park's infrastructure once the funds were raised to purchase the equipment. Keep the Wheels Rolling is chartered with raising $150,000 to purchase the equipment between now and Spring 2008.
Many fundraisers are being formulated to help generate the funds. One of the fundraisers is a cell phone drive. The committee is collecting used and inactive cell phones. They are asking the public to donate their old phones, which will be sent to a company which pays for and recycles them. Cell phone donations may be brought to Specialty Sports, 637 Route 23 South, Pompton Plains, N.J. Cell phones may also be mailed to that address. For more information on the skate park or the cell phone fundraiser, contact Cathy Winterfield at (973) 476-7230.
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Contact Details = Cathy Winterfield 1206 Chatfield Dr Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 Ph 973-476-7230 Em firstname.lastname@example.org