Accra, Ghana will soon have their very first skatepark, thanks to the recently announced collaboration between Daily Paper, Off-White, Surf Ghana, Limbo Accra, and more. Freedom Skate Park, will be one of the ten skateparks available across the whole continent, with plans for construction slated to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
Alongside plans for the skatepark, Daily Paper is releasing a capsule collection with Surf Ghana as part of their Beyond The Return pop-up in Ghana next week. The collection will be an exclusive collaborative t-shirt with Off-White™, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the construction of the skatepark. Both collections will make their debut at Daily Paper’s pop-up store in Accra, Ghana on December 21, 2020, with a global release to follow on dailypaperclothing.com on January 15, 2021.
During the pop-up, Daily Paper will host a full house of local talent, students, creatives and tourists, through panel talks and events as well as a return of the football tournament held last year on the pitch built with Puma back in 2017.
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Speaking about the collaboration, the co-founder of Daily Paper, Jefferson Osei shared that:
“With this initiative, we hope to evolve the skate culture in Ghana to the next level and give locals a platform to grow their talents within a space that will hopefully become their biggest training ground to date.
More than board sports, the park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to come together, exchange ideas, inspire each other and build their futures through recreational activities.
They now have a place where they can be themselves, freely develop their skills together with like-minded people and reach their true potential. Hence the name Freedom Skate Park.”
You can support Surf Ghana’s mission by making donations here.
Featured image credits/Arinzechukwu Patrick
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