SBSI Meets and Exceeds Challenge Grant Match

The Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative received help from Mr. Rosenthal’s Technology Educations classes at T.J. Walker Middle School. Students are pictures with one of the signs they helped build in the 3A Technology Educations class.

The Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative (SBSI) has met and exceeded its goal of raising $50,000 to match a challenge grant offered by an anonymous local supporter in early August. The grant promised to match gifts contributed from the community up to $50,000.

Newly created progress signs located around Sturgeon Bay show that SBSI is nearly 90 percent of the way to completing its overall fundraising goal of $405,000. The Skatepark Initiative has raised $360,000 to date; $45,000 remains to be raised. According to Dixner Young, “We’re hoping to complete fundraising by the end of this year and be on schedule to break ground in spring; to do so, we need to raise an average of $1,000 a day between now and Dec. 31.”

SBSI is a fund of the Door County Community Foundation. Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to DCCF, P.O. Box 802, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. For more information, visit or call 920.746.1786.