Skate Park Fundraiser Teams With "Give Where You Live" - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

Skate Park Fundraiser Teams With "Give Where You Live"

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One of the non–profits benefiting from Thursday's "Give Where You Live" fundraiser are the guys trying to get a new skate park in town.

After an initial attempt nearly 10 years ago to build a skate park, a new committee hopes to get the job done this time around.

It's a pancake feed Thursday night, with the goal to finish raising the $300,000 needed to build a new skate park.

Organizers say partnering with "Give Where You Live" lets them see how much support the park is getting.

"We can meet them face to face, and that's a neat thing to see who are backing us," said Committee Chair James Staab. "And that's just very giving of their money and their time to help us get this skate park going."

"Right now the city streets are the kids skateboard park because there's no place else for them to go, so we really want to provide them a safe place," said skate park committee member Lindsay Divan. "We also want to see people in to Kearney as a draw because the skate park is going to be a pretty nice skate park, so hopefully we'll be bringing more people in and then we'll just be giving kids a safe place to go."

Officials hope to get construction "rolling" along next year.

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