Sweet Briar College will host “Sk8tapalooza” from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Rotary Centennial Riverfront Skate Park in Lynchburg. The event was organized by several Sweet Briar students for a special study on marketing for non-profit organizations and is a fundraiser for Amazement Square, which owns the skate park.
Highlights of “Sk8tapalooza” include live music by local band 3 Away From Uno, T-shirt, wall and helmet graffiti, and a mini-ramp contest. The public is invited and admission is $3 for skate park members and $5 for non-members.
The mini-ramp contest, in which skaters will compete in beginner, intermediate or advanced classes, costs an additional $2, and for those who have yet to invest in gear, skateboards, helmets and knee and elbow pads will be available for rent. Food and drinks also will be sold.
Students involved in the project include Ashleigh Caisse ’10, Madeline Eubanks ’09, Hannah Hesser ’10, Molly McGonegle ’10, Christine Ponton ’09 and Anne Porter ’09. Additional students from the business program also have volunteered to make baked goods and help out the day of the event.
A rain date has been set for Saturday, April 25. For more information, visit Riverfront Skate Park’s Web site.
— Suzanne Ramsey