Update: The campaign to date has been excellent and we've raised more than our minimum, but we are still well short of our target goal of $25,000. We are making progress with our lawyer who is helping the city craft a strategy to get the rink re-opened as soon as possible. In order to try to achieve raising our target funds, we will be extending the campaign for another month and we hope that you can help spread the word so that we can find more supporters of this important ice rink that many kids use and has developed Olympic Champions provided avenues for college scholarships.Thank you, again. This would not be possible without you.
We ask you to join us in the fight to save the Bridgepointe Ice Rink in San Mateo by donating $50-$100 or as much as you are comfortable giving. Each donation regardless of size counts in this fight to save our beloved rink.
In order to continue the fight to keep the Bridgepointe ice rink in place and to have it reopened as soon as possible, the Committee to Save the Bridgepointe Ice Rink needs funds for attorney fees, other professional services, business services, and office supplies. Until now, the Committee has funded the efforts ourselves -- but the recent activity by the owner and future action planned by your Committee requires that we step up our activities and funding. We now need your help financially to proceed.
The lease on the Bridgepointe (San Mateo) Ice Rink was terminated in June of 2013. The owner of the property, SPI Holdings would like to demolish the rink and replace it with a retail store. The ice rink is part of the original master plan and the City Council will decide the fate of the rink at an upcoming meeting later this year.
The community at large believes we need less retail and more recreational opportunities for our children and families. We need to fight to not allow a rezoning and to get the rink reopened as soon as possible.
More information on the activities regarding the efforts to save the ice rink can be found through our Facebook page, our website and/or the change.org petition. You can also email us for more information or to voice your opinion to share with the planning commission and city council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your generous support.
The Committee to Save the Bridgepointe Ice Rink in San Mateo
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