The Undercover Skatepark Project held a "Shred the Red" skateboard jam last weekend at Speakers Corner on Southsea seafront to raise money and awareness for the USP, as well as gettting together for a fun day of fun, food and skating. To emphasize why we're trying to open an indoor skatepark the weather was predictably overcast, but luckily rain only stopped play a couple of times throughout the day before the red shredding resumed.
Various "Best Trick", highest ollie and longest powerslide competitions went down over the course of the day, with prizes kindly donated by the likes of Polar Skate Co, Skateboard Cafe, Keen Dist, Wooden Wife Skateboards and Undercover Skatepark Project. As well as local support from The Briny and Croxtons who were kindly supplied the food along with Bransbury Park Butchers, and in addition to the commercial support there was also friends and local skaters that kindly pitched in to set up the ramps and blocks.
The turn out was fantastic with skaters coming from as far as London to support the cause, with all ages joining in from four to fifty year olds all hitting the pop-up street course. A huge thank you goes out to Jake and USP for putting the jam on, everyone that made it down to the event whether it was to skate, spectate or help out. All of the money raised at the jam is gonna be added to the fund, and if you've not already donated to the USP and would like to then just click the link HERE to go through to their Go Fund Me page. USP are planning plenty more events and fundraisers soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for the next one.