City in Greece requests grant to build skatepark


GREECE, NY – Skateboarding continues to gain momentum with the sport reaching the world stage at the Tokyo Olympics.

Today, towns and villages across the country are increasing the number of places to practice.

Greece’s city supervisor Bill Reilich announced that the city was moving forward with a grant from the Skatepark Project, founded in 2002 as the Tony Hawk Foundation. The Greek Ministry of Parks and Recreation is currently working on the construction of a skatepark.

“I am delighted to announce that our grant application for a new Skate Park in the city of Greece is progressing! Said Supervisor Reichich. “The grant process is highly motivated by community support and engagement. Many community members contacted me personally to express their desire for a skatepark that would help develop healthy and active lifestyles. After being selected for the first round of applications, the city of Greece was officially invited by the Skatepark Project to apply for funds to build a skatepark. I am delighted that we are at this stage of the application process. The city of Greece was actually one of the few cities in a region of 16 counties that was invited to apply. I would like to take this exciting announcement and opportunity to ask you, our skatepark community, for your contribution through a letter of support to help us with our grant application. If you would like to submit a letter of support that would help us ensure we receive the grant, please contact our Parks and Recreation department at [email protected]

The Roc City Skatepark got a grant from the same foundation for the downtown park which has been very successful in attracting skate, BMX and extreme scooter enthusiasts.

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