Chester Skatepark Receives Additional Donation From Jinxrel Foundation

Last September The Outlook published a cover story celebrating the opening and dedication of a very special skatepark located at the Pinnacle Recreation Area on Lover's Lane in Chester called Jinxrel Memorial Skatepark.

The park was built to honor the memories of Max Cancellieri and Shawn Forbes, two young men who had spent many hours riding the old Chester ramps.

Chester Recreation Director Steve Nelligan helped launch the new skatepark idea two years ago and with the help of many others, including artist Nancy Ball, designers Jay Spahr, Ben Cyr and Nick Woytuk, builder Dan Zimmer, Jack Dowd and Anna Jonyas and of course, Max's mother Laurie Cancellierri.

It was Laurie's Jinxrel Foundation, along with the Tony Hawk Foundation, had originally given the cornerstone donations to complete the building of the new skatepark.

Now more recently, Nelligan and the Recreation Department received an additional $2,500 from Laurie and the Jinxrel Foundation.

"Laurie has said that she and her family have been so taken aback by the community support for this project and the amount of kids who attended the dedication back in September, that she felt the remaining funds should also be donated to the Chester skatepark," Nelligan said in a recent interview.

"The funds will be used to install lights for the upcoming season, as well as helping to maintain the park."

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