Matt Wright of CWSA teaches a young skater more advanced steering techniques.

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association is helping younger generations get into the extreme sports by teaching the tricks of the trade. “It’s amazing,” says Matt Wright of C.W.S.A “Every time I come to the park I see someone new that I have never seen before.”

Injury Prevention Resources handed out free helmets to the new comers before they got a first hand lesson in basic and more advanced techniques from C.W.S.A. volunteers. But the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association hopes they won’t have to skate here for much longer. For 2 and half years they have been fundraising to build a new concrete skate park. A park that organizers say is desperately needed.

“The better the facility, the more kids are going to be excited about the sport and improve at their skill” says Wright. The majority of the jumps and ramps at the park where built by C.W.S.A volunteers, many of which need to be replaced and fixed up every 6 months or so. “The concrete parks that are built to last about 30 years with no maintenance.” Wright says.  

The group has raised 1 hundred and 20 thousand out of 2 hundred and 75  thousand dollars and has more fundraising events planned for the future including a skate park contest with prizes Saturday september 20th. Organizers say they hope to have half of the new park built by next June.

By Media Partner Michael Sevren of K2TV

Injury Prevention Resources gave out free helmets to all the skaters.

Injury Prevention Resources gave out free helmets to all the skaters.

Loose rocks and hand built ramps are just some of the reasons why CWSA wants a new skate park.

Loose rocks and hand built ramps are just some of the reasons why CWSA wants a new skate park.