Over 100 celebrated artists from the art, music and skateboarding world came together to help Project LOOP raise money for a skatepark for the kids of Taylor, Texas. LOOP Students wrote letters to over 100 artists around the country to work on raw skateboard decks from CreateAskate.

A 50/50 preview of finished decks from the artists were showcased at FUN FUN FUN Fest and the kids got to go backstage to meet the DESCENDENTS and have the Chris Shary designed deck signed by the band. ESPN captured the action in their video edit HERE.

The finished works were auctioned off to raise funds which amounted to 28k! As we are coming up on the one-year anniversary of the 50/50 show, we thought that it would be a good idea to catch you up on what we have accomplished. Thanks to your help, we raised close to $28,000 through the 50/50 Skateboard Fundraiser. Since then, we have been meeting city officials and the Taylor Parks Department. After seeing the commitment of the Loop kids and the support given by the artists community, the Parks Department supports our cause. This is huge for us and we owe so much of it to you! The city has asked us to provide a design and we are currently in talks with several skatepark companies for this phase.

Our continuing goal is to make the entire process an educational experience for the kids, including:

- Learning to design in Sketch Up
- Building concrete forms on a half pipe test ramp
- Creating and giving presentations for the city council
- Learning landscape design and utilizing native species
- Learning project management skills

We are committed to doing this park the right way. Even with the city's matching funds, we still need to raise more money, and that's where you guys come in. We are gearing up for 50/50 2.0 and hoping that you want to continue to be involved. Our goal is to raise another 25k. With this funding, we can create something we can all be proud of!

More up to the minute info is available via our FACEBOOK page and INSTAGRAM feed.


Project LOOP 50/50 Exhibition from Project LOOP on Vimeo.


Project LOOP 50/50 from Project LOOP on Vimeo.

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