Inaugural King of the Park skate contest set for Aug. 18

Staff Report

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. — The very first King of the Park Contest will be held Sunday, Aug. 18. Skate Works at Harlem Community Center will be at Wentland Sports Complex, 9400 Forest Hills Road, Machesney Park, Ill. Registration/warm-up will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and the contest will be from noon to 4 p.m. Categories are Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. First, second and third prizes will be awarded at each level. Entry fee is $10.

Mike Smith (founder of Skate for Change) and his crew will be judging and participating in open skate sessions with local skaters. Music will be provide by DJ Aaron Hodge.

Admission for spectators is $5 or food or hygiene product donations for Skate for Change 815. All funds raised will be equally split between Skate for Change 815 and Rockton Skate Park Construction Fund.

Sponsors are Alumni Skateboard Supply, Red Bull, Fred Water, Dub Press Distributors, Bob’s Bike Shop and Skate for Change.

From the Aug. 14-20, 2013, issue

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