Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park Off To A Great Start

Settlers Green donated $1,000 to the Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park on Thursday (Jan, 18). Pictured Left to Right Settlers Green assistant director of marketing and events Laura Lemieux, Kevin’s mother Anna Peare, Kevin’s Sister Caren Wiggin. ~ Photo Courtesy of Anna Peare

CONWAY, NH – A local group looking to build a Skate Park in the Mount Washington Valley has taken off running.

In the four short months that the Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park Committee was been running they raised $7,082.

The idea came as a memorial to Kevin Peare, a valley local whose dream was to have a skate park in Conway.

Kevin’s mother Anna said things kicked off with the Mud Bowl Parade inviting them to march and then donating their prize money to the cause.

After that kick off they had a fundraiser each month including a dine to donates at McGraths Tavern and the Flatbread Company, an event at Rye Skate park, and Grow a beard for Kev contest.

Currently they have a skateboard Art show going on at the Conway public library, going until February second. At the art show patrons can purchase the boards, with 100% of the proceeds going to the skate park. Anna said that some of the boards sold before they even hung them.

The group has worked well on always keeping their name out there with t-shirts and other swag, donation cans and appearing on Magic 104’s Morning Show, the Conway Daily Sun and Valley Vision.

They even have their own drinks at local restaurants where a portion of the proceeds go towards the cause. The 302 has the Skate Park Sangria and Cafe Noche has the Fancy Guy. Anna said they are also working on getting at drink at The Margarita Grill as well.

They’ve also received numerous donations from local groups, businesses and individuals. Most recently they received 3, $1,000 donations from Settlers Green, Vito Marcello, and one private donation.

2018 has already gotten off to a great start for group with  two $500 donations Veno electric and Peking.

So far they have not figured out a location for the park but Anna said that they have meetings with local officials to figure out where one can go.

Looking to the future Peare said that they are working on getting their website up and running (Goskate4kev.com), and have a lot of fun events planned with the hopes of having at least one fundraiser every month.

Upcoming events include a sip and paint, build your own skateboard workshop, and taking part in the Cup Cake Battle at the North Conway Community Center.

For more information about how you can help to make Kevin’s dream come true email goskate4kev@aol.com