Jessica Bell raising over $200 for the GWL Skatepark Corp by selling hand-warmers at the Winter Classic ice-hockey tournament

Thanks to a very special volunteer

Volunteerism is a way for individuals and groups to make a specific contribution by generating well-being for people and their communities. We’ve been inspired by the number of people who have stepped forward to volunteer for the GWL Skatepark project during our early fundraising efforts. Today we’d like to highlight and thank in particular a special young volunteer whose singular efforts not only raised over $200 for the skatepark but also served to remind us that the youth of Greenwood Lake...

GWL Skatepark - Fundraising - Greenwood Lake Reunion

Irish Whisper raises over $2,000 with Lepre-con Pub Crawl

It’s been far too long since we posted about the many amazing events and good deeds that have been moving GWL Skatepark Corp closer to our fundraising goal. There were several events since our last posting in August, but we want to start by thanking Joe and Maureen Anthony of The Irish Whisper for planning, organizing and hosting the Lepre-con Pub Crawl back in September. 68 people attended and a number of local establishments participated by hosting the revelers. Participants were ferried...

GWL Skatepark - Fundraising - Greenwood Lake Reunion

Greenwood Lake Reunion raises money for GWL Skatepark

The Greenwood Lake Reunion 2017, which is organized by local resident Tony Danato, was held Saturday, August 5th at the Elks Lodge. The event included food, drinks, a band, a DJ, free photos and video streaming of interviews with those in attendance, door prizes, souvenirs, activities for kids and charity competitions. This year Tony decided to also run a 50/50 raffle through which the event’s guests could rally to raise money for the GWL Skatepark! The raffle initially raised $280...

GWL Skatepark - News 12 Interview with Blaise Gomez at proposed skatepark site

News 12 Interview

Today Blaise Gomez from News 12 Hudson Valley visited Greenwood Lake with her cameraman to interview the GWL Skatepark crew and get the details of our exciting project! The interview took place at the proposed site at the northeast corner of the field at Ben Winstanley Park, and they even got some footage of our Veep, Kurk Koziel, skating down the sidewalk. We hope this kind of publicity will...

GWL Skatepark, Donation Boxes

#DoItForDale Donation Boxes are available!

Since the installation of the first GWL Skatepark #DoItForDale donation boxes in Friendly Beer & Soda, Kwik Mart, and the Village Vape Shop, we now have close to twenty donation boxes installed in various business across both Greenwood Lake and Warwick, NY. The donation boxes have been successful due in part to our board member George Berger of the Village Vape Shop and also of

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Website for GWL Skatepark, in memory of Dale Hirrel, goes LIVE!

Thank you all for waiting so patiently for the launch of our new website! It’s a humble beginning, but our intention is for this site to be the main hub of information for the entire process of the fundraising, skatepark design, and skatepark construction phases of the GWL Skatepark in Memory of Dale Hirrel. Read through the site, give us your feedback, and let’s start this journey together. There are many features still coming, including the ability to make a donation online,...

GWL Skatepark Corp. is officially incorporated and ready for donations!

Skateboarding is fun … no doubt about it. Taking the steps to incorporate a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity in order to build a concrete flowpark-style skatepark … less fun. We speak from experience. Gladly, we are happy to announce that the GWL Skatepark Corp. is now officially a non-profit corporation (pending approval), so if you know a friend who’s dad has a cousin that works at a giant corporation, and that friend’s dad’s cousin may have a soft-spot for skateboarding, BMX, etc., send them to us. Tell...