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Fundraiser to Help Restore 'Dangerous' Chelmsford Skate Park

Proceeds from Night of 1,000 Kicks will help go to repairing the Chelmsford Skate Park.

A fundraiser is being held to restore Chelmsford's skate park.
A fundraiser is being held to restore Chelmsford's skate park.
Kicks and kick flips. One Chelmsford business is making them go hand in hand.

Alpha Martial Arts Academy on Vinal Square in North Chelmsford is hosting its 11th annual Night of 1,000 Kicks this month. This year, the studio is using the fundraiser for a cause it believes is in need of repair.

Proceeds from this year's Night of 1,000 Kicks will benefit the Chelmsford Skate Park, which the group said is falling apart.

"The current conditions at the Chelmsford Skate Park are dangerous," organizers said in a letter to potential supporters. "Ramps are falling apart and pieced together with scrap wood ... It is a visual splinter in Chelmsford that invites injury, mischief and graffiti."

Night of 1,000 Kicks is an event that promotes fitness and health, according to the event website. During the family-friendly evening, "the school owner takes the participants through a series of kick drills stopping after each set of 100 to recognize/promote a sponsor."

Sponsors are asked to pay $100 for each corresponding kick number ($100 for 100 kicks, $200 for 200 kicks, etc.). When each milestone is reached, the sponsor is able to break the board that leads to the next set of 100.

Vendor tables will also be set up to generate more donations throughout the evening.

This year's Night of 1,000 Kicks is slated for Saturday, March 22, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To register, visit this link, and to become a sponsor of the event, businesses can click here.
Anna Bucciarelli March 07, 2014 at 06:30 AM
Just exactly where is this skate park? Never knew it existed.
Rob C March 07, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Its in the corner of McCarthy school property behind the police station. Should have been built with cement instead of wood in the first place like every other skate park is.
Anna Bucciarelli March 07, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Oh, yes, I remember it now ... been a long time since I've driven there. You're right ... most skate parks are concrete, at least the ones that I've seen in Lowell. So, my question is, who is responsible for it's upkeep ... is it a town project, part of the school grounds, what? If it is a town/school thing, should they not be responsible for it's maintenance and safety? and, if so, will there be another hit to the tax payers?

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