Jennifer Slater-Sanchez wrote -
We are trying to raise $3,500 to bring an A.Skate clinic to the Antelope Valley at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale sometime between July-October of 2013.
From www.askate.org ... Mission Statement: A.skate - Autism. Skating with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education
Please help us make this a reality for kids with AUTISM in our community. Thank you on behalf of all the kids and families living with autism who will potentially take part in a day of skateboarding.
Requirements & The cost to put on an A.skate Clinic:
A.skate is Self Funded. We depend on Sales of merchandise, Donations and Fundraisers to keep us going. It costs approximately $3500.00 Per clinic for 60 children. We don’t feel that it is right to charge families for this one day of joy. Therefore, for the last 2 years we have continued to fund everything on our own, using our credit cards, savings and retirement accounts. A.skate is growing and becoming very popular in the Autism community, the want and need of A.skate is overwhelming and we hope we can continue to expose and accommodate new and returning families to our organization.Each one of our camps/events costs us around 3K. That number includes just about everything—travel, food, set-up costs, shipping boards, etc. It’s part of our charter to keep the camps free to all who attend.
• Cost of Renting the Marie Kerr Skatepark
• Liability Insurance (required by City of Palmdale)
* Parks and Rec staffing for the event (required by the City of Palmdale
*Travel expenses for A.Skate to come to Palmdale - Hotels and Transportation (car and gas)
• Clinic Participation -Shipping equipment (HELMETS, PADS, BOARDS)and merchandise to every City
-A.skate Merchandise to replenish and sell at each Clinic
-Food , We provide snacks and refreshments for all our families and Volunteers * Skateboard Decks $22.00 a child ($660.00 for 30 Children… Every child goes home with a Skateboard Deck)