Area skaters are invited to participate in the fourth annual Ryan Woodward Memorial Skate Event at the downtown skate park at 645 S. St. Francis (under Kellogg) on Saturday, September 29.
Participants can register at the event for just $15. Raffle tickets will also be sold for $1 to raise money for the Ryan Woodward Memorial Fund.
Ryan Woodward was a 15-year-old sophomore at Southeast High School, who was accidentally struck by a car and killed on February 24, 2009 while walking to the skate park in Edgemoor Park.
The mission of the Ryan Woodward Memorial Fund is to purchase new lights, obstacles and other amenities needed at the skate parks in Wichita he loved and worked to keep in good condition for all skateboarders to enjoy.
The Ryan Woodward Memorial Skate Event will be an all-day event sponsored by The City of Wichita's Department of Parks & Recreation, Cox Communications, Simon Property Group and T-95.
Skaters of all ages and skill levels will have the chance to compete for prizes in three categories:
• Beginners – Up to age 12
• Intermediate – Ages 13 to 17
• Advanced – Ages 18 and up
“Towne East Square and Towne West Square are proud supporters of the Ryan Woodward Memorial Skate Event,” said Jodi Karlin, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Towne West Square. “We encourage all of our guests to stop by the event and show their support for this great cause.”
The Ryan Woodward Memorial Fund supports the City of Wichita’s Department of Parks & Recreation’s efforts to maintain and improve skate parks for the community to enjoy For more information about the Ryan Woodward Memorial Skate Event, please visit www.skate4Ryan.org.