John Standberry III Skate Park project
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My wife and I are inviting you to join us in establishing a community skate park in Gulfport,
MS as a memorial for our son John L. Standberry. Our desire is to purchase the Harrison County Skate Park that have been out of operation for over 10 years. It is presently being appraised for bidding sometime in September or October 2019. If we can not purchase this property, we will build elsewhere. Our organization has been interested in
purchasing this property for some time. The time has come for us to move into acquiring this property.
Below is the story behind us wanting this
July 1992, my wife and I were bless with a baby boy which we named John Lester
Standberry III, named after my late father and brother. In his second year of life, he was diagnosed
with Type 1 diabetes. Now, I was in the
Air Force which meant our medical care was taken care of via Tricare. Because of our personal position, getting the
latest in diabetic treatment was no problem.
John grew to be a fine young adult.
During his upbringing, he did not lack any activity. In Junior High, he played in the concert band,
In High School and college, he played in the concert, jazz, and marching
bands. However, His greatest passion was
for skateboarding. Over the years, skateboarding
was the one thing he loved the best.
Traveling to competitions, tournaments, and just hanging out with other
skaters was a major part of his life. While
having three children to care for, he found time to promote his skateboarding
passion. On February 25, 2019 at the age of 26, John
moved on to a higher calling to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. His family and friends would like to carry on his
passion for skateboarding in some way or another. We have come to the conclusion that the establishment
of a skateboard memorial would be in our best interest. For this cause, we are requesting a lease to purchase contract on the current Harrison County Skate Park Complex in order to establish a safe
and controlled environment for skateboarders. This area would also become
an area in support of those organization that working on treatments of the renal
illnesses that he had.
Since many individuals with Diabetes, Kidney and Heart conditions do not receive adequate medical care. Jehovah Ministries mission is to establish a fundraising center for these organizations and conduct several skateboarding tournaments and other events with a major portion of the funds going to the above mentioned organizations.
The estimated cost for the purchase of 10 acres of property and buildings renovations is 3-5 millions dollar.
At this point, we would like you to view the accomplishing videos, one is a tribute to John's passion and the other is an appeal by John to assist his skater friends by providing a safe and secure environment to skate. Our appreciation to you as a sponsorship will be extended to all marketing advertisements.