The 37th-43rd Skateboard Donation
Another HUGE THANK YOU to Tami, owner of the Iron Horse Bar & Grill, for donating this group of 7 skateboards!!! These boards have been given to kids in Missoula, the Bitterroot Valley, and one even traveled back east to Circle, MT. Considering this proliferation (we have little skate team here) there's a good chance that if you visit the skatepark in Stevensville you'll see one of these boards in action!!!
Speaking of skateboards in the Bitterroot, a large percentage of the donations thus far have gone to kids down there...yes, I said down there. I understand there is a long-standing debate on whether it's up the Bitterroot or down the Bitterroot and, for whatever reason, I'm one of those people who says, "down the Bitterroot" and I don't see any indication of that changing haha. In any case, the skateparks in Stevensville, Darby, and soon-to-be Hamilton have invigorated the sport and skaters are coming out of the woodwork!!!
With all these new amazing skate destinations, Skatepark Mark will definitely be taking this show on the road and hopefully capturing some iPhone footage of these groms shredding!!! To get an idea of what these vids might look like, please consider following Skatepark Mark on Twitter or checking out the SPM YouTube channel. With this delightful weather, video content is being added almost everyday!!!
It's only because of wonderful, community-minded businesses like the Iron Horse that our mission to equip underprivileged skaters with boards and helmets has a chance of reaching our goal of 365 donations. We've made a pretty good dent so far and by channeling the spirit of the mighty railroaders, who helped shape our great state, we'll surely push on through. Thank you so much, Tami, for being a driving force on this donation train.