OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego YMCA is offering an exciting opportunity for area skateboard enthusiasts on August 21. From noon to 4 p.m., the Oswego YMCA will host a skateboard competition in the Pathfinder Bank parking area located on East Second Street, between East Bridge and Oneida streets.
Registration for the event is available online at www.skatethebanks.com or opens the day of the event at 12:30 p.m.
Helmets are mandatory and skaters can bring their own or there will be helmets available for use during the event.
According to Mike Lavner, Oswego YMCA Youth Center Director, this event will provide a terrific opportunity for area skaters to demonstrate their skills.
“The YMCA Skate Park has seen an increase in participation in the past few years,“ said Lavner. “And our recent improvements at the Y Skate Park have provided some exciting challenges for skaters.”
Sponsors for the event include the Oswego YMCA, the Hot Shoppe, Krudco Skate Shop and the 30plus Skate League.
Prizes will be awarded to participants in various categories and include skateboards, wheels, T-shirts and more.
Pizza and drinks are available to all participants.
Proceeds to benefit the Oswego YMCA Skate Park located at 32 W. Second St., Oswego.
The skate park is open 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday free of charge for ages 8-17, those under age 7 must be accompanied by a parent.
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
With more than 1,600 members, one in nine people living in the Oswego community is a member of Oswego YMCA.
Daily, youth, adults and families find the support and services they need to improve their quality of life.
The Oswego YMCA serves as a community resource providing programs including a variety of Aquatics programs and Swim Lessons, Youth, Adult and Family Fitness, Active Older Adult with Silver and Fit and Silver Sneakers opportunities, School Age Childcare, Summer Camp, Parents Night Out and many parent and child programs.
Across the U.S., 2,700 YMCAs engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
The Oswego YMCA is located at 265 W. First St., Oswego.
For more information, call (315) 342-6082 or visit www.oswegoymca.org