Skate DSM to give out 500 free skateboards to Des Moines kids
If your kid is dreaming of doing some gnarly tricks — good news, they could be eligible for a free skateboard.
Driving the news: Skate DSM is trying to get younger people into skateboarding through its new "Get On Board Project."
- The group is giving out 500 free, high-quality skateboards, helmets and instruction to eligible kids in the metro area, thanks to funding efforts led by Virginia Lauridsen — one of the namesakes of the Lauridsen Skatepark.
The big picture: Des Moines' skating scene has popped off thanks to the new skatepark. Just stop by on a weekend and see its popularity.
- The new program will help remove a financial barrier and draw younger people into the sport.
Who is eligible: Students in grades K-8 who attend a public or private school in Polk, Dallas or Warren counties.
How to get one: Families can apply for a skateboard through Skate DSM's website. Applicants must apply by April 22.
- Skateboards will be given out after school on May 6, the day before the one-year anniversary of the Lauridsen Skatepark opening.
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