Don't miss the Undercover Skatepark Project fundraiser at Southsea Castle on July 21st, and tickets are on sale now
In a couple weeks time on Saturday 21st July our friends at the Undercover Skatepark Project are holding a fundraising event at Southsea Castle for an evening of live bands and DJ sets, as well as prize raffles and auctions. Tickets cost £3 in advance, or £5 on the door. The advanced tickets are available from our shop (Bored) at 23 Albert Road, and also the Strong Island Co shop on Marmion Road.
Specially for the event there has been one-off artwork painted on skateboard decks from My Dog Sighs and Daniel Williamson to auction off with all profits of the towards the project. Music will be coming in the form of bands Colour of the Jungle and Sad Place, as well as a DJ set from $hit Disco. There will also be stalls with Undercover Skatepark Project merchandise available, including the new and exclusive USP x Bored collab T-Shirt that comes in either White or Vegas Gold. One can be yours for just £25 and once again all the money will be going to the cause, and it's a very limited run on these t-shirts so be sure to grab one on the night if you don't wanna miss out.
The Undercover Skatepark Project is a campaign started by local skater and friend of the store Jacob Skinner, who is looking to repurpose the land in middle of the Rudmore roundabout and transforming the unused space in to a skatepark. The area is mostly sheltered by the M275 motorway that passes overhead, which makes it an ideal site to build a skate facility that the city's youth and skateboard community can use all year round inspite of the endless British winters.
Southsea is proud to have a long history in UK skateboarding with many of the worlds top skaters visiting Southsea Skatepark over the last 40 years, but sadly due to this country's infamously bad weather it means that anyone wanting to skate indoors throughout the winter months has to travel well over a couple of hours away in any direction. So with Skateboarding being introduced to the Olympics in 2020 it's an ideal opportunity for the city to show some support and help get this very worthy project off the ground.
This is a rescheduled event so if you already have a ticket for the original date it's still valid for this one, so just come down on the 21st July with that ticket. Find out more about the Undercover Skatepark Project on Facebook or Instagram.