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Sk8 Nelson Community Party & Fundraiser This Saturday Evening : June 27th

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

Afton / Greenfield
Nelson County, Virginia

The SK8 Nelson Festival & Fundraiser is this coming weekend on June 27th 5-9 PM. It’s being held at RVCC. BRLM Publisher Tommy Stafford will be the emcee for the event, and we hope he plans good weather for it too!

Scroll down for more history and information.

See you there!

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Afton / Greenfield
Nelson County, Virginia

Via Sk8 Nelson
Nelson County’s only skate ramp, located at Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC), will be the center of activity for the First Annual “Save SK8 Nelson” party on June 27th, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. The event will help to raise the funds needed to keep the double-halfpipe skate park operational, maintained and improved.

Photo courtesy of SK8 Nelson. The ramp has become a very popular attraction for novice and seasoned boarders across the area.

Photo courtesy of SK8 Nelson. The ramp has become a very popular attraction for novice and seasoned boarders across the area.

In mid-2014, RVCC’s insurance company handed it a hard choice: either get rid of the skate ramp, or lose its liability insurance.  After months of searching, the Center was able to find an insurance provider that would cover the skate park–to the tune of an additional $3000 per year.

As anyone who visits RVCC knows, the skate park is perhaps the best-loved and most-used feature of its recreational facilities, and regularly hosts children and adults alike.  And, as Nelson County’s only skate park, the management and membership of the Center feel it is worth keeping.

Photo By Tommy Stafford : Back in March of 2009 boarders and volunteers constructed the highly popular ramp. In 2015 the ramp was put in danger of having to close because of high insurance costs.

Photo By Tommy Stafford : Back in March of 2009 boarders and volunteers constructed the highly popular ramp. In 2015 the ramp was put in danger of having to close because of high insurance costs.

To the rescue has come the “Save SK8 Nelson” committee, a group of skating aficionados, RVCC members and sponsors who have planned a fundraising party unprecedented in RVCC’s history. Skating demonstrations and contests will dazzle onlookers and challenge competitors alike. Additional activities will include volleyball, corn hole, kids’ soccer and more.

Food and beer that will be sold at the event has been donated by Devils Backbone, and Head Brewer Jason Oliver is brewing a special “Sally Rose Radler” (a mixture of lager and lemon soda) just for the event. Wine that will be offered for sale has been donated by Cardinal Point Winery, and mixed beverages and non-alcoholic drinks have been donated by Trager Brothers Coffee. Additional sponsors include Freestyle, Action for All and Blue Ridge Life magazine.

Sally Rose of ShagWṻf is just one of the bands that will be featured at the fundraiser. Others include, Jaguardini, Orme Storm and John Howard & Friends.

Sally Rose of ShagWṻf is just one of the bands that will be featured at the fundraiser. Others include, Jaguardini, Orme Storm and John Howard & Friends.

Admission to the event will be $5.00 per car, and live musical entertainment will be provided thanks to the generosity of local favorite bands “Jaguardini,” “ShagWṻf,” “Orme Storm” and John Howard & Friends. For those unable to attend, or who wish to make an additional contribution to “Save SK8 Nelson” an event and donation page can be found on RVCC’s website at rockfishcc.org, under the “Super Saturdays” event listings. Contributions will also be welcomed at the Center’s office, Treasure Chest thrift store or by mail at PO Box 106, Nellysford, VA, 22958. The event is also trending on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/SaveSK8Nelson.

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