Jamaica in its natural state is a beauty, lets evolve to the next level by giving the youth a sanctuary for skateboarding. Peace.
- Tony Alva
Tony Alva is a Legendary Skateboarder, Surfer, Musician and original member of THE Dogtown Z-Boys. One of the most important and influential skateboarders of all time.
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JAMAICA's first skatepark!
Fundraising goal $150,000 USD
Jamaica has the 6th highest homicide rate in the world, largely due to the violence surrounding the drugs gangs around the capital of Kingston. It can be a very dangerous place for young people growing up, so we'd like to try and provide an alternative to hanging around on the streets. There are currently no skateparks in Jamaica, compared to places like the UK and USA, who are lucky enough to have 1000's each. There is already a growing community of young people around Kingston and St Andrews who actively participate in skateboarding on a regular basis, but have no proper facilities to practice their hobby.
In October 2016 Flipping Youth would like to build Jamaica's first skatepark, after raising enough funds through sponsorship/donations. We intend to use volunteers from around the world to come together and build a permanent concrete facility for the community of Kingston to enjoy for years to come. We intend to build a small community centre at the sight and incorporate surfing with the usual wheeled skatepark sports.
Dominic Parry & Nelly Mayele skating Southbank, London in their Flipping Youth tees