BALTIMORE — An online auction raised $28,535 towards the construction of Jake's Skate Park at Rash Field Park.
Some 160 bidders participated, with some even getting into a good old fashioned bidding war in order to win 67 different custom skate-board themed items.
A skate deck signed by John Waters garnered 45 bids and raised the most money, selling for $2,000.
The second highest selling item was “Charm City Treats” by Maryland Institute College of Art graduate and local artist Dena Smith, which received 42 bids and sold for $570.
Rounding out the top three was “Disjointed Flight,” a set of three boards painted by Michel Modell, which sold for $501.
Expected to open late this year, the park is named in memory of Jake Owen who died in 2011 at the age of 5 from a distracted driver.
Designed by Grindline, the park will feature a bowl, mini ramps, rails, ledges and transfers that are accessible to all ages and abilities.