Builders merchant Jewson has donated a range of tools and building materials for a competition organised by Red Bull, which gave skateboarders in the UK the chance to build skate-able terrain in their local community.
The Red Bull DIY 2014 project provided the means for skateboarders to create themselves a skating hotspot. Teams which registered for the competition collected a range of materials including building sand, cement, gauging trowels, plastic floats, shovels and wheelbarrows, all donated by Jewson to get work underway.
After a summer of building work, the Dazed Retail team behind a project in Stoke-on-Trent were awarded the top prize of a trip to skating hotspot Sofia in Bulgaria.
“We already have a close relationship with Red Bull. A number of our branches stock the energy drink as it is popular amongst busy trade professionals,” said Simon Jones, business development director at Jewson.
“As such, we were delighted to extend this relationship further and donate tools and building materials for the Red Bull DIY 2014 competition. Skateboarding is gaining increasing recognition as a sport in the UK and it is very popular amongst our younger customer base. It’s great that through a competition like this – they can create skate-able areas in their local communities.”
Teams from across the UK took part in the competition and spent the summer building their skating DIY projects and uploading images to the competition website. Finalists were chosen in Hull and Margate but the Dazed Retail team from Stoke-on-Trent were selected as eventual winners by a panel from Red Bull.