In an effort to maintain the fundraising momentum for the Pacific City Skatepark, we introduced the 2020 Virtual CKLC and Coastal Craft shaping events. Competitors in three divisions: kids under 17, women 18+, men 18+ submitted videos of waves from across the country and beyond. Judging was open to the public. Oregonians, Kelly Aldinger and Max Cameron, won the women and men’s 18+ divisions and Gabby Viorel from North Carolina won the under 17 division. They received a custom framed CKLC In Memory of Gary “Gaz” Gregg poster.
After hearing that this year’s CKLC, Brewfest, Coastal Craft and supporting events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brad from El Brado Fiberglass reached out expressing his desire to continue the Coastal Craft shaping event virtually. In just a day, we had six shapers and the incredible team at Fiberglass Supply emphatically say, “yes!” The online auction for boards ended October 15th. Auction winners will work with the shaper to fine tune the specs of their board and according to El Brado, “the better the bid, the more detailed the glass job.”
Your support of Virtual Coastal Craft and this year’s CKLC In Memory of Gary “Gaz” Gregg merchandise helped raise over $12,000 for the Pacific City Skatepark and the Echo Mountain Fire Relief Fund. We recently received a Skatepark Project (formally the Tony Hawk Foundation) grant. In addition, the Nestucca Valley Community Alliance received a Tillamook County Transient Lodging Tax grant to help finish the foundational elements of the community and skatepark. The NVCA continues to open the park for overflow parking (donation suggested) during the high season.