Here you will find press releases, published articles, and other announcements and updates on our work and progress. 

Recent News

The third stop of the Philly Cup tour at McCreesh was a big success!  40 skaters competed across all four divisions (Groms, Rippers, Shredders and Open) and we gave out a bunch of prizes and give-aways.  A big special thanks to some of our key sponsors, Parks and Recreation, vitaminwater, One Skateboard Co and Nocturnal Skate shop for making this event such a big success!  We'll see you for the 4th and final stop on the Philly Cup tour on Saturday, October 6th at Whitehall Skatepark in the Northeast. 


The fun continued at Granahan on Saturday, July 21st with the 2nd stop on the Philly Cup tour.   The energy was great and vitaminwater kept us all hydrated on this warm but beautiful day.  Over 30 skater competed and we gave away a ton of prizes thanks to our generous sponsors: Levitate Skateboarding, One Skateboard Co, Black Box Distribution, Bones, Nocturnal, Community Board Shop, Powerfulnailya, Explotation Video, Focus Mag and Delic Skateboards.  


On Saturday, June 16th, the Philly Cup Skateboard Competition Series kicked off with a blast!  It was a beautiful day and over 30 people competed, scoring themselves initial points towards the final Philly Cup awards in October.  Thanks again to our many sponsors who made this event possible: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, vitaminwater, Friends of Pop's, One Skateboard Co., Nocturnal Skateshop, Green Division, Community Board Shop, Black Diamond, Levitate Skateboarding, Formation Skatboards, Green Banana, Powerfulnailya, Explotation Video Magazine and Errand Boy.  

To celebrate the end of another very successful school year, we took our CHAD students on a skate field-trip to New York City.

We are excited to announce that Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund has been selected as a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge grantee by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for our Skatable City Initiative.  This project will involve creating 4 "sculpture skateparks" over two years in West Philadelphia working in conjunction with the City, the community and local artists.  Stay tuned for more information on this project and how you can get involved!

Check out this 4/18/12 article by Kara Savidge in the Temple News on Paine's Park and our work around Philadelphia!

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