Australind skatepark fundraiser


At the beginning of February Freestyle Now was stoked to be involved with the Australind skatepark fundraiser. Australind is a growing community about 150kms south of Perth. They have an old ramp set up skatepark. Its small and not all that great, but any ramps are better than no ramps. A group of local skatepark users led by scooter rider Nigel Heidt and mum Sabine Heidt got a group together and took on the council to ask for an upgrade. With a council meeting and forever growing support the council approved for a new 1.35 million dollar skatepark to be built. The only catch is the community needs to raise $50000 to help. Skateparks are not cheap. So the Australind skatepark fundraiser day was set up to start with this.

Australind skatepark fundraiser febuary 2014

It was a great day with the community coming out with full support. With massages, food stalls, auctions, donation and an assortment of other means a total of $1750 was raised. This may not seem much but this event is the start and with this will come more community support and donations from business. Go visit the bigger and better Australind skatepark facebook page for all the newest info or to show your support. Once the new park is constructed it will be amazing, with it being a great stop over on the way down south to the plethora of other skateparks in the region. Thank you to all of the people who showed up rode, blasted and supported.

Australind skatepark fundraiser febuary 2014 montage

Montage from the day top left to right – Local bmxers were reppin hard – Freestyle Now head honcho Shaun Jarvis with Olympian bmx racer Lauren Reynolds and Sabine Heidt – Dylan Schmidt came down to support and help out with some bmx coaching – Nigel Heidt with Hudson Goodchild Kim Bloodson helped young Ryan get this new skate deck with all of his pocket money in the auction – Skaters were out in force even dude who have been off the skate for 10 years threw down.