St. Pete Young Professionals and Sparkinator came out Saturday 2/28/2018 and brought a couple dozen volunteers to help assemble skateboards for Boards for Bros. On that beautiful Saturday morning, we began by learning how to assemble the boards. This involved: adding bearings to the wheels, screwing the trucks to the deck, then adding the wheels. This took an amateur board builder, like us, about 30 minutes per skateboard. After that came adding stickers and decorating the boards to our specific style.
The actual assembly was fun and required the perfect amount of engagement. I was able to chat and talk with friends while still being able to accurately build a board. It wasn’t too hard and wasn’t too easy.
During the four or so hours we were there, SPYP created 150 boards. Those boards will be distributed to St. Petersburg community to be used in the new Campbell skate park. The boards will be given to kids who otherwise would not be able to afford skateboards.
All in, it was a great time assembling boards. It was a rewarding and unique experience being able to actually construct a product that you knew was going to bring so much joy to the recipient. I loved building the boards and can’t wait to give out some of the boards we made at the Campbell skate park opening!