explore.org teams with The Berrics and Los Angeles Parks Foundation to Break Ground for Modern, Inspired Skatepark and Urban Garden

Ceremony in Westchester to Kickoff Construction April 11th
explore.org Teams with The Berrics and Los Angeles Parks Foundation to Break Ground for Modern, Inspired Skatepark and Urban Garden
Ceremony in Westchester to Kickoff Construction April 11th

Los Angeles, CA, April 8, 2011 – Charles Annenberg Weingarten, filmmaker, and founder of explore.org, a multi-media organization created to champion the selfless acts of others, is joining forces with Steve Berra and Eric Koston oftheberrics.com to build a state-of- the-art skate park and urban garden in Westchester Park, Los Angeles. Construction of the skate park, to be done with the support of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation and neighborhood organizations, will commence in a ground breaking ceremony April 11th, beginning at 11am PDT.

The ground breaking ceremony will feature short speeches from Charles Annenberg Weingarten, Councilman Bill Rosendahl of the 11th District and world renowned skateboard pros Steve Berra and Eric Koston. All residents and members of the media are cordially invited to attend.

Motivated by overwhelming research that documents the benefits to both individuals and communities from the installation and integration of a skatepark, explore.org is teaming up with the world’s most popular skateboarding website, theberrics.com to bring this dream to fruition.

When:                  Monday – April 11, 2011 – 11am

Where:                 Westchester Park
7000 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045

*explore.org will have a photographer on hand and is happy to share imagery from the event for members of the media or community unable to attend. explore.org can also make composite drawings and color graphics detailing construction plans, available.

About explore.org

explore.org is the multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation and documents visionary leaders from around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. The Berrics is a privately owned, indoor skatepark owned by pro skateboarders Steve Berra and Eric Koston, as well as the world’s largest skateboarding website.

About The Berrics
Initially, The Berrics was a private skate facility for pro skateboarders Eric Koston and Steve Berra, as well as all their friends. Today, theberrics.com has become the world’s largest skateboarding website, offering programming that includes profiles and skateboarding ranging from the everyday skater to the skate shops enrolled in the Berrics Unified program.

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