By DOUGLAS W. MOTLEY – Senior Writer
On Saturday, May 6th, the Rim Communities for Youth Coalition and Crestline Youth Coalition will join together in honoring the memory of then 16-year-old Crestline skateboarder Daunte Symonette, who succumbed to the temptation of the deadly drug fentanyl and passed away on May 7, 2021.
The May 6th alcohol and drug-free Game of Skate will take place from 12-noon to 3 p.m. at the Crestline Skate Park located on Lake Gregory Drive, between Goodwin and Son’s Market and the Crestline Library. The winner of this competition will take home skateboard-related products and other donated prizes.
Over the years, this event has typically featured free hot dogs, potato chips, soft drinks, and bottled water for all of those in attendance. Admission is free to this amazing event where you can watch dozens of local skateboarders perform their spectacular feats of daring as they glide up and down ramps with the greatest of ease, sometimes flying through the air and landing safely on the pavement.
According to a Rim Communities for Youth Coalition press release, this year they will be honoring the second anniversary of Daunte Symonette’s untimely death due to fentanyl poisoning. They are currently seeking donations for prizes and food for the event. “If you or your company are interested in supporting this amazing event for youth in our community, please let us know. We appreciate your time and consideration.” All donations are eligible for a tax write-off letter upon request: [email protected]. For more information or to donate, contact Harrison at Rim Family Services at (909) 255-0586.