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Category: Fun Raising
Yes indeed folks its that time of the year when spring catches up to us to bring the wonderful world of outside activity. We will start to slow down the hours at the indoor and eventually slash all hours to none. We encourage everyone to enjoy the park, which is why until the end of the season, all sessions are only $5 BUCKS! *Special Events Excluded as always
We had to opportunity to present the history behind the Fort Wayne Indoor to a local group of entrepreneurs this past week at Sweetwater Sound for 1 Million Cups. We sent out Rich Hoppe with a Power Point, and Brian Leonard with a camera. 1 Million Cups is designed to get local business people and entrepreneurs together to discuss things, ideas, concepts, opportunities, with local business owners with businesses under 4 years of age. When asked to present, we took it on and decided to record it so that you, the Fort Wayne Indoor Family can see it 1st hand. We have some pretty amazing ideas that start out near the 15 minute mark when we talk about Roots & Growth. We also enlighten some folks on the rules and laws governing Lawtons Skatepark that do not sit well on ones mind when heard like we say it. Give this a real listen and give us some feedback on our Facebook page on what you would like to see in Fort Wayne in the next 3-5 Years!
We invite everyone to come visit, donate, buy & support at the Fort Wayne Indoors #FleaMarket Extravaganza! We welcome you to bring items of some value to our community yard sale of sorts. All donated items that DO NOT SELL during the Extravaganza will be donated to the GoodWill Store across the street from us in the 46805.
We invite everyone to come out and check out the park and come buy some stuff from us also. We will also be accepting cash donations at the event. Please help do your part by sharing this post and donating if at all possible to our GoFundMe at gofundme.com/TheFWIndoor
August 19th & 20th, 10-5pm
Drop Off Times:
Friday August 11th, 6-8pm
Thursday August 17th, 6-8pm
If you would like to schedule a time other than listed above please call the skatepark at 260.238.0398.
Thank You and we hope to have a great turnout for this Extravaganza!
Rich Hoppe & Dan Butler
We want to start this update off with a Huge Thank You to all of you amazing Fort Wayne Indoor Supporters. We just wrapped up our 3rd season as the area’s ONLY Indoor BMX & Skate facility!
We started out this season with a COMPLETE rebuild. We literally tore down every single ramp in the building, downsized the park by 4,000 sq ft (now 7,000 sq ft) and ended up with an amazingly fun and cool place to ride. Huge thanks to Brian Leonard for spearheading and spending countless hours at the park during the rebuild (props to Aiden & Jaise Jordan also for their non-stop help)
The season started out well as we are super dependent upon the weather. We opened up the 1st week of November and the cash flow helped get us out of last year’s debt for the 1st few months. We reorganized our pricing structure by adding a $10 Yearly Fee to help offset Insurance, Electric, Gas, etc. By the time February hit, so did 70 degrees and of course folks want to be outside enjoying the outdoors. The remainder of the winter was extremely slow in comparison to the 1st few months.
We rely on a mix of cash flow through-out the year. This time of the year we ask for your help to ensure that this unique facility of ours stays open for our community. Because we are a non-for-profit 501(c)3, all of your donated money can be written off on your taxes for 2018. We are 100% Volunteer and 100% committed to keeping the doors open, here in Fort Wayne, IN. We are always working on new ways and efforts to make the park successful.
Please take a few minutes and donate any amount you can afford; every single dollar goes towards a community of amazing individuals.
Rich Hoppe / Dan Butler and the Entire Fort Wayne Indoors Group of Radical Volunteers.
Photos by Skatepark Supporter Ryan Hodges Photo
We at the Fort Wayne Indoor are excited to bring some local love next Saturday in the form of a catered ALL NIGHT BMX & Skateboard Party that starts at 10pm. We will be blocking off the mini-ramp and a small portion of the flat area to accommodate our Fort Wayne neighbors Bravas Foods as they bring to us a smothered burrito creation for your personal enjoyment. The park will be open to the public tables/chairs and a mini bar serving beers to those over 21 years of age will be available from 10-2am. We also celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite artists and 24 hour code holder, Michael Mankin. Mike is bringing some video game consoles and some proctors to play around with if you do not happen to skateboard or BMX.
This fundraiser allows Bravas Food fans, and fans of beer alike to come check out the Indoor gem we have created right in the heart of the city. The skatepark itself will be open for Skateboarding & BMX Only from 10pm-6am with best trick contests going down at midnight with prizes by another Fort Wayne local favorite, Neat Neat Records on South Calhoun Street. Beer will be served for those patrons over age 21 by your local Main Street Bar Skeletunes Lounge. Come and be a part of this unique city while checking out some talented humans doing stunts.
In case you missed our live broadcast we have the opportunity to view it once again. During the live feed we interviewed many different people about things like building the park, 24 hour access as well as giving you a live view of what it feels like inside the Indoor!
Click Below to read more about the Fort Wayne Indoor and please Donate!
Thank You for helping out, and please help out by donating and sharing the cause!
This past month Dan Butler organized a benefit to help out Matt Hanes a Fort Wayne Skateboarder for over 30 years. as well as an overall good friend and contributor to the scenes in and around our local region.
Matt recently discovered that he has a stage 4 Kidney disease and also even more recently had hip replacement surgery (One of Two)
Matt has been off work for nearly 8 months and we are proud to have helped him out by raising enough $$’s to cover a full months mortgage on his house.
Here is a letter Matt sent over, true passion and nothing but love from this amazing human!
Starting this Saturday, January 16th, 2016 the Fort Wayne Indoor is proud to host 3 ALL NIGHTERS! We have decied to open the doors to all sports to enjoy the all night party!
$15 each person OR bring a buddy and save $5 bones! We look forward to riding all night long with you all this winter!
The Crew at the Fort Wayne Indoor!
Skatepark Closed for the Summer
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