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SK8 EVL raffling Holiday Valley season pass, other prizes, April 1

Wed, Mar 17th 2021 02:00 pm

Interested in scoring a combo pass to Holiday Valley for next season? SK8EVL, a local group of skateboarding advocates, is currently selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Ellicottville Skatepark Fund.

Tickets are $20 apiece or three for $50, with the drawing to be held April 1st.

Also being raffled off is a $200 gift card to Mud, Sweat n’ Gears, and an 8x12 poster of Tony Hawk, signed by the legend himself, donated by PandaGoat Media. Every dollar raised will be matched by The Skatepark Project/Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and will go towards constructing a permanent concrete skatepark in Ellicottville.

Tickets for the upcoming raffle can be purchased at Mud, Sweat n’ Gears’ Ellicottville location, Venmo (@Ellicottville-Skatepark), PayPal ([email protected]) or from any SK8EVL committee member. 

“We are so grateful for the generous donations from Holiday Valley, Mud, Sweat n’ Gears and PandaGoat Media,” said Brenda Perks, SK8EVL’s lead advocate. “They’ve provided us with three amazing prizes that will help us get closer to our goal of building a skatepark.”

To date, SK8EVL has raised $104,000 towards its $250,000 goal.

SK8EVL has until November 30th of this year to raise as much funding as possible for the match. Fundraising efforts are being conducted as a result of a grant that Ellicottville was awarded by The Skatepark Project’s “Built to Play” program, which assists communities throughout Western New York in building free, public skateparks. The mission: get kids outdoors and active.

SK8EVL established the Ellicottville Skatepark Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to support the group’s fundraising efforts at the beginning of the Ellicottville skatepark project.

Tax deductible donations can also be made to the Ellicottville Skate Park Fund at CRCF anytime at 301 North Union St., Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760 or online at cattfoundation.org.

Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).