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Skateboarding nonprofit wants to build skate park in Grove

Skateboarding nonprofit wants to build skate park in Grove

A proposed skate park would provide kids an avenue for fun and community service in Grove.

The group behind the skate park is Triangle Skateboard Alliance, a nonprofit focused on building and improving skate parks in the region. The group also places a heavy emphasis on the character building aspect of skateboarding and encourages skaters to make an effort to improve their community.

“We want to create a culture of service with our skateboarders,”said Max Pfannebecker, the nonprofit’s president. “There’s a vibe about skateboarders I’d like to dispel.”

Pfannebecker doesn’t skate. But he sees something special in skateboarding.

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