Skate Ranch in Lufkin is proud to help support physical education and learning opportunities for students throughout the community. The same is true of Skate-O-Rama in Nacogdoches. Both rollerskatingtexas.com rink locations give back to the students of the community on a regular basis with free passes. However, as Roller Skating Association (RSA) members, Skate Ranch and Skate-O-Rama have the ability to give back to the community even more.
As RSA members, Skate Ranch and Skate-O-Rama have the ability to partner with schools and teachers that may be interested in applying for grants. The Roller Skating Foundation provides grants to schools and teachers to support physical education and learning goals. These grants begin at an amount of $25, but more can be requested.
Anderson Elementary School Eagles
Anderson Elementary in Lufkin, TX became a recent recipient of a Roller Skating Foundation grant. This was in part due to the grant physical education teacher, Aby Goff, applied for through the foundation. After filling out the grant application requesting funding for new equipment and activities for students, she had to submit it to an RSA skating facility. Mrs. Goff chose to bring it to Lufkin’s own Skate Ranch where owner Sig Semien invited local teaching staff to apply for the foundation grant. Ms. Semien helped get the grant application to the foundation’s committee and after a few months of waiting she and Mrs. Goff got the exciting news!
Roller Skating Foundation Grant for Local School in TX
The foundation granted $700 toward the $1,450 that Mrs. Goff had applied for. In an effort to fill the gap and help Mrs. Goff pursue her goal of helping provide students more through the Anderson Elementary physical education program, Skate Ranch generously picked up the balance. As a result, students at Anderson Elementary are the real winners! Congratulations to Mrs. Goff and the students of Anderson Elementary!
If you are interested in applying for a Roller Skating Foundation grant, contact Sig Semien at Skate Ranch in Lufkin or at Skate-O-Rama in Nacogdoches.