Statement as released by Intensity Skate Crew of Toms River:
Toms River school students tired of getting kicked out of every parking lot around town for skateboarding formed a petition, went door to door and presented pages of signatures to the Township asking that the Toms River Town Council “Consider” the establishment of a “Skate Park” in Toms River. Two weeks after and members of “Intensity Skate Crew” presented their petition at the Recreation Departments Committee meeting, “Skate Park” was added to the ballot.
With some school districts now incorporating “Skateboarding” into their physical education curriculums, and Toms River the 7th largest municipality in New Jersey, with around 17,000 school age students and having zero skate parks, it was time somebody did something, and the kids realized that they were somebody.
If they can muster enough community support, they can make it happen.
Lee and Bernard Viggiani and the Intensity Skate Crew