Local midwest snowboarders came to Trollhaugen this past Saturday night to participate in CORENATION Rail Jam & Fundraiser, hosted by professional snowboarder Erik Leon of California. Leon has traveled the world snowboarding, and wanted to create a contest series with the intention of raising money for local non-profits that are working to get more youth into action sports. Participants went home with handfuls of free gear and prizes thanks to the event’s sponsors like Flux Bindings, The North Face, Arbor Snowboards, and more.
This year, Leon visited Trollhaugen to hold a rail jam benefiting the Osceola Skatepark project. All rail jam entry fees, raffle tickets costs, and even a portion of evening lift tickets were donated raising close to $1,500 for the project. Now, with over $25k in the bank towards their $200k goal, the supporters of Osceola Skatepark are excited about the reinvigorated momentum.
Organizer Marsha Hovey is working to finalize a location for the project, but in the meantime, urges supporters of this long awaited recreation space to continue donating and spreading the word. “It’s definitely a marathon, not a sprint, and we need continued support to see this dream become a reality! Thanks to people like Erik Leon, we can continue gaining national recognition to move our goal forward.”
Interested in donating or learning more? Visit OsceolaSkatepark.org to donate online, or find a local donation box at The Looking Glass, Chocolate Gnome, Valley Spirits, and Croixland Leather Works.
Photos by Sam Jorgensen