August 7, 2012 at 4:53pm
After months of ramp building and networking and organizing and problem-solving, finally the Stupid Fu@@ing Ramp Party in Olympia (SFRP) is ready for riders this Saturday.
For the third year in a row, skateboarders and D.I.Y.ers remind the community what skateboarding is all about.
Locals have been coming out of the woodwork to donate time, tools, and money to make this much-anticipated event happen. There has been a daily crew of 10 or so people to help tear down and rebuild the new ramp that’s 6.5 ft. with an extension to 7.5 ft.
Local businesses like the Rabbit Hole, Lit Fuse Tattoo and The Brotherhood Lounge have all given to the cause.
“I’m overwhelmed by the support,” said Scott Lewis, event curator.
After last year’s Salmon Jam, (SFRP’s former name) a fall-out took place amongst sponsors, prompting Lewis to take matters into his own hands. Besides hosting the party in his backyard like he has done previous years, he’s also grabbing the reins when it comes to details.
“I haven’t been able to go downtown without someone asking when the next ramp party is,” he said. “I don’t think I could not do it - it’s too cool.”
This year there are no bands, (that way there are no cops, says Lewis) but there is a whole hog roast, kegs, trophies and bragging rights for the contest winner.
“A lot of people have professional careers or a family, but they are still pushing boards, so it’s a way to see each other and have fun,” said Lewis.
Party starts at 3 p.m. $10 entry, $5 plates and $5 keg cups for 21+
Check out the facebook page for more info.
Off duty rules.
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