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Monday, July 23, 2012

Skate in Uganda

Aaron Frobase
Skate in Uganda

The Uganda Skateboard Union started in 2007, and ever since, they have build ramps and held contests. They even have their own skatepark. But the Skate Park floor was worn out.

So they started renovating the Skate Park and right now it’s unskatable until they finish it. The Uganda Skateboard Union is now looking for donors for help to finish the renovation at Kitintale Skate Park. So far they have already started but the money is not enough to finish. And right now, they are looking for more help to continue from were we stopped. We welcome anything small you can donate!!!!

The Uganda Skateboard Union needs money to finish the skatepark
A lot of people have come to help, like Julie Bosman who wrote this piece in the New York Times a few days ago: "Before Jack Mubiru, a father of the skateboarding scene in Uganda, could build a half-pipe in his native Kampala in 2006, he had to avoid paying a construction fee, so he fabricated a story about building a private enclosure for a pet crocodile. Most local officials — and neighborhood residents — had never heard of skateboarding. Six years later, the sport has spread from the skate park to the streets, attracting children as young as 5 and adult women. Its profile is growing throughout eastern Africa, with skate parks built or planned in neighboring Kenya and Tanzania. Proponents of skateboarding say it gives participants a welcome leisure activity in countries where there are few other options. ‘‘There is not much else for younger people to do,’’ Mubiru says. ‘‘So many people want to skateboard.’’

So, if you want The Uganda Skateboard Union finish their skatepark, go to the Uganda Skatebaord Union website.

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