Submitting this Proposal in collaboration with Lily, Development Director for The Skatepark Project
Additional discussions (and more amazing deck art) in the #skatepark channel on Discord
Who is behind this proposal?
Founded by Tony Hawk, The Skatepark Project (TSP) is a nonprofit organization working to increase access to outdoor recreation and free play through the creation of safe and inclusive community skateparks. TSP provides the resources, advocacy skills, grants and fellowship programs that guide skaters in creating their own community skateparks, from conception through construction. This is a collaborative process between skaters and city authorities to invest in capital improvements that will enrich a community for decades. The Skatepark Project’s grant programs have awarded over $10 million to help fund nearly 700 public skateparks in all 50 States, enjoyed by an estimated 6 million people annually. The organization’s International Program has provided technical and financial support to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. To get involved, visit https://skatepark.org/.
What is it?
The Nouners will facilitate a design contest for the artwork and The Skatepark Project will source and facilitate the creation of 300 complete skateboards with the winning art to be given away to kids who would not otherwise be able to afford a skateboard.
Nouners to run a contest and select the winning artwork
Source Materials (TSP to purchase)
- Skateboard decks with Nouners winning art
- Hardware and skate tools
· TSP will organize volunteers or paid labor to assemble 300 skateboard
Give Away Event
· TSP will organize a small local event at a public skatepark to give-away the 300 complete skateboards. This event will take place only if be public health guidelines permit. The boards will be given away in Southern California to save on shipping costs.
This proposal requests a total of ~18 ETH (based on current market value) up front from the DAO for the entire project
-Parts and Tools for 300 skateboards (wholesale cost + shipping) est $32k (would go up slightly depending on how many different boards we want to make)
-Donation to TSP to $20k
-Events (volunteer board build and board give away) est $5k
We will update timeline based on board manufacturer prior to going on on-chain, but anticipate the process taking a few months
We look forward to hearing feedback and would welcome help from any nouners interested in being more involved with this initiative