Skateboarding concert event planned for Penticton

Tunes, boards, giving back

A Penticton woman is organizing a fundraising concert to help low-income community members get involved in the sport of skateboarding.

Chelsea McDowell is a born-and-raised local who, along with her best friend, decided to do something positive for the community.

On Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. join McDowell at Riverside Park at the skatepark for an all-ages afternoon show called "Board Aid Penticton."

Local bands Desert Arms and Hardball will be playing punk and hardcore tunes, the Grub Box food truck will be on site, and prize giveaways from sponsors Freeride Boardshop, One Boardshop, Okanagan Skate Co. Save Souls Skate Bowls and more will be available.

"Bring your board, bring your friends and skate to some live music!" McDowell said.

Tickets are $10 which includes a raffle and the concert. All proceeds will go towards buying skateboards and safety gear for those in the community who cannot afford them.

"Come out, have some fun, and help share the stoke!"

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