The “Wreck the Deck” skateboarding competition, conducted on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the skate park at Palmetto Bay Park, turned out well despite rains earlier that morning that threatened to dampen interest in the event.
The skies cleared in time and the attendance was great, according to Mary Shie Fernandez, program and events coordinator for the village.
“It was a huge success,” Fernandez said. “Thank goodness the weather held out for us. Close to 50 skaters participated and many more people attended. Our sponsors also really stepped it up and provided great prizes.”
The event was a “Play Day” hosted as a part of the village’s recent designation as a 2010 Playful City by the KaBOOM! organization, which promotes more playgrounds and more play for children.
The winners of the skateboarding competition were:
First place: David Caballero
Second place: Jahorace Epps
Third place: Austin Salcedo
First place: Josh Mijares
Tied for second: Alex Vazquez and Tylynne Williams
Similar events are anticipated for the future at Palmetto Bay Park and other park locations.