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We have been granted land by the Municipality of Baghdad and the Ministry of Youth Sports to build a skatepark! With your support, we can now begin building a public skatepark in central Baghdad. We need to move quickly to raise $40,000 for the cost of the park, so please give today.
Baghdad is home to a burgeoning skateboarding scene. Over 150 young skateboarders meet weekly in the city center, but they navigate dangerous traffic to practice their sport. In a city with a population of over 7 million, public recreation facilities are in high demand. The Baghdad Skatepark will provide a safe space for young people to exercise, build community, and thrive. This has been a long-dreamed collaboration among The Islah Reparations Project, Sport Against Violence, and Un Ponte Per.
Local skateboarders will have the opportunity to work alongside volunteer skatepark-building professionals, who will share their knowledge of concrete construction. Once the skatepark is complete, programs will be run in coordination with local skaters to give lessons, distribute equipment, and create community events. Free loaner skateboards will be made available so all can enjoy the skatepark, regardless of economic standing. We have been donated 40 complete skateboards from Donate-for-Skate to stock the loaner program!
Here is an approximate budget summary for the park:
Tools | $4,000
Builder Expenses | $14,000
Total Project Cost | $40,000
This page can also be reached at baghdadskatepark.org
The Islah Reparations Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible for US taxpayers.
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