Sunday, August 29, 2010

Your Donations Are Tax Deductible!

The Friends of Skateworld (FOSW) is working with the Passage Foundation for Children, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) who work with youths to help them build their self-image through various social activities. The FOSW also hopes to help youths build their self-image through the social aspects and athleticism of skating.

All monies donated will go toward the fund to help pay for this fight to save Skateworld. For more information, please read our donation info. page on this blog. We also plan to hold some opportunity drawings at our upcoming events. So, if you have a business that would like to donate some items to be used for that purpose, please let us know!

Your donations are tax deductible! Simply make your donation check payable to:
Passage Foundation for Children
- and mail them to:
Friends of Skateworld*
P.O. Box 711282
San Diego, CA 92171
*Please include a note stating that you would like to receive a receipt for your taxes, or you will not receive one.

If you prefer to make a donation via PayPal, you can access that by using this link. Please note: PayPal donations are NOT tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thanks For a Great Night!

We hope that everyone had some fun at yesterday's rally! We had a great turn out and we raised almost $1,000 for the Friends of Skateworld fund! This money will go directly to fund our fight to save this rink. Many thanks to all who helped out and made this event happen - and thank you to all who came out to show your support! Stay tuned for information on the next Rally/Fundraiser in September. Plans are not finalized yet, but it's sure to be fun for all! Be sure to mark your calendars for the Skateworld 35th Birthday Party happening on October 6th! Skateworld opened its doors in 1975 - and the good times have been rolling ever since! We'll be celebrating this occasion with a 70's themed party complete with prizes for the best costumes! It'll be a blast, so don't miss it! More info will be posted soon, so be sure to check back here and follow us on Twitter to be sure get all the latest updates!

Thanks for supporting San Diego's last roller rink! Please email us if you want to volunteer and help at any of our events. We'd love that!

(photo by George Medina)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Skateworld Support Rally - TONIGHT!!

Let's do it again!! It's RALLY time! Bring back all your wonderful signs and banners and your family and friends and SUPPORT SKATEWORLD! The heat is on and the city Council is feeling it! We need to keep up the momentum and not back down. Be seen and be heard! Show them and tell them that you want Skateworld to remain as San Diego's ONLY skating rink!

The rally kicks off at 6 pm. Bring your signs and banners and really SHOW your support! Then, from 7 - 9 pm enjoy an open skate session! Admission is $2.00 and skate rental is free or... you can always bring your own skates! This event is sponsored by the Friends of Skateworld Roller Rink and 100% of all proceeds from the $2.00 admission fee will go toward the fund to fight the City and SAVE OUR SKATEWORLD!

Please help us spread the word. Invite your friends and family to join you at the Rally. We look forward to seeing you all again and we thank you for the love and support you have shown to Skateworld!

Save Our Skateworld Roller Rally
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
6907 Linda Vista Rd. - 92111
Rally starts at 6 pm, open skating from 7 - 9 pm!
$2 cover and FREE skate rental - ALL proceeds go to the fund to help save this rink!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sponsors Needed for Upcoming Events!

Hello friends! We are looking for sponsors to help out with some upcoming "Save Our Skateworld" events. If you would like to help out, or if you know of a business that would like to lend a hand, please contact us at:! Our next support rally is scheduled for August 25th! Rally begins at 6pm followed by open skating from 7 - 9 pm for just $2! All proceeds go to the fund to help save our rink! We'll be posting more details about the rally very soon!

The best way to show your support is to come and skate at Skateworld!
Here's some upcoming events happening @ Skateworld!

August 20th - Skate the night away while getting a preview of Katy Perry's new album at her Roller Release Party! There will be contests and raffles for a SIGNED pair of Katy skates and more great prizes!

August 21st - Check out some hard hitting women's roller derby action with the ladies of San Diego Roller Derby! This month they are working with Relay For Life to help raise money for cancer research. Plus - watch some of their skaters get their hair chopped at half time! Hair will be donated to Locks of Love!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's a Linda Vista Family Reunion This Saturday!

This weekend is the 2nd Annual Linda Vista Family Reunion. This fundraising event will benefit the Linda Vista Recreation Center. Visitors will enjoy live music, games, food, opportunity drawings - and more! Look for our booth where you can pick up a Friends of Skateworld t-shirt and show your support for our rink! The ladies from San Diego Roller Derby will be helping us out that day. Be sure to pick up your tickets for their next game happening on August 21st! It all helps to support Skateworld! Visit the official Facebook page for all the details of this FREE family-friendly event!

Saturday, August 14th 2010
@ the Linda Vista Rec. Center
7064 Levant St. - 92111
11 am - 7 pm
All Ages FREE event!