To support Jake’s Skatepark at Rash Field, Key Brewing Company, along with Skatepark of Baltimore, Street Plant, Bustin’ Boards, and Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, is throwing a fundraiser with the help of professional skaters Joey Jett and Mike Vallely at Bustin’ Boards in City Garage on January 13, 2018 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The event will feature the world premiere of Joey Jett’s new skateboarding film, “The Dream: The Art of Skateboarding.” Event attendees will get to meet Jett and Vallely and enjoy the film that Jett shot on their skating world tour together and includes amazing behind-the-scenes skating footage.
Attendees will also enjoy local beer and food, live music, skate demos by Bustin’ Boards and both a silent and live auction with amazing items including a unique Mike Vallely hand-painted, autographed board, as well as sold-out first-run Joey Jett boards, a one-of-a-kind Bustin’ Board and original photos from numerous skate photographers and artists.
Proceeds from the event will go towards Jake’s Skatepark, named in memory of Jake Owen, an avid skater and sports lover, who was killed when he was five-years-old by a cell phone-distracted driver in 2011.
“Our family is excited and honored to have the skatepark named after Jake,” said Spike Owen, Jake’s father and a partner at Key Brewing. “This fund- raiser especially is a way to celebrate his life and his love for skateboarding.”
Jake’s Skatepark will be located on the west side of the park within the first phase of the project, and will provide a dedicated space for the skateboarding community that will be accessible for skaters of all ages and abilities. Waterfront Partnership is partnering with Skatepark of Baltimore, Grindline and Mahan Rykiel to design the skatepark.
“There has been a lot of enthusiasm for Jake’s Skatepark at Rash Field since our initial announcement this past September,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of Waterfront Partnership. “Skateboarding at Jake’s Skatepark is something we believe people of all ages will enjoy, and to be able to honor Jake in this way is incredibly special.”
Rash Field, located on the south side of the Inner Harbor will be redesigned into an active and attractive park space that will serve a diverse user base through added amenities and increased programming. To learn more about Rash Field and to donate to Jake’s Skatepark, visit: www.rashfield.org.
Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets for the event, visit http://theartofskateboarding.eventbrite.com.