(AllHipHop News) The New Orleans residents who run the Lower 9th Ward Village are facing the possibility that the community center may have to close down. The facility is the location where the Lil Wayne, Mountain Dew, and Glu Agency sponsored Trukstop Skatepark was placed.
Unfortunately, while Wayne, Mountain Dew, and Glu were present for a well publicized grand opening in 2012, the rapper and the companies have not continued their contributions or support to complete and staff the park.
“It was my intention, through my relationship with brand partners, to provide the good people of New Orleans with a skatepark,” stated Wayne. “Unfortunately, the deal did not work out, and due to issues beyond my control, I am no longer involved with the skatepark. Helping New Orleans has always been important to me. My team and I are looking into other initiatives for the future.”
Now facing foreclosure, Lower 9th Ward Village is asking for support via Kickstarter to help keep the community center and skatepark open. The campaign is hoping to collect $75,000 by May 27th. As of press time 342 backers have contributed $20,589.
Watch the Lower 9th Ward Village’s Kickstarter campaign video below.