Honda World donates $2,500 to purchase skate ramps

DOWNEY - Honda World Downey donated $2,500 to help purchase portable skateboard ramps for use by local after-school programs.Honda World matched the $2,500 raised by ASPIRE, an after-school program jointly operated by the city of Downey and the Downey Unified School District. The city's Parks and Recreation Department will purchase the portable ramp from Fresh Park, which has sold its equipment to civic groups, YMCAs and military bases around the world. The ramps and rails can be opened and closed with one or two people, and can be broken down to fit inside a bag. City officials plan to use the skate ramps to encourage healthy and active lifestyles among Downey youth. Jeff Hodge, president of Honda World Downey, made the donation at last week's City Council meeting.

********** Published: May 17, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 05