The double-disc compiles 40 Jackson, MS based acts – all of whom donated their creativity to the SkateMS cause. The SkateMS Foundation is a grassroots non-profit group dedicated to building safe, concrete public skateparks in communities throughout central Mississippi.
Kids do need fresh air. And skateboarding gives it to them in a big way. It keeps them active and out of trouble. Skateboarding is the third most popular sport for kids in America. You don’t need a coach or a team or pricey equipment – just a skateboard and a safe place to skate. Unfortunately, Jackson kids don’t have that.
We need to think of skateparks just like baseball and soccer fields. Can you imagine the tee-ball team practicing in the middle of the street? Skateboarding is a sport. And kids are going to skate. That’s why free, public concrete skateparks are popping up in cities throughout the country (and Mississippi). They’re good for the kids. They’re good for the communities. It’s time for Jackson to get on board.