Skaters raise funds for skateboard park

May 10, 2013

Local skateboarders had a busy weekend in Rehoboth Beach with a skateboard park fundraiser at Big Chill Surf Cantina, then a Sk8 day at Epworth United Methodist Church.

Epworth UMC Skate Project fundraiser, featuring a skateboard silent auction with the creations of local artists, a poster contest and live music, was held May 4 to raise funds for a permanent skate park. The park is the ultimate goal, but the resurfacing of the ramps at Epworth is the immediate goal. Dozens of skateboarders attended the May 5 Sk8 Day at Epworth church featuring music and skaters honing their skills on several ramps at the church on Holland Glade Road.

Shown prepping the skateboard silent auction is Carey Mahoney, owner of Alley Oop Skim and a huge supporter of the skate park.

For more information on the Epworth UMC Sk8 Project go to or follow on Facebook at Skate Epworth.