The committee has set up a "Bricks for Bucks" campaign and is seeking interested participants.
"We're trying to finish the skatepark," Committee spokesperson Roberta Weliever told The Brazil Times. "We figured the only way we're going to do this is by sending out information to people in the community."
Weliever said the "Bricks for Bucks" would be constructed as a "Wall of Donors" of commemorative lettered 4-by-8 brick pavers at the Victory Level and 8-by-8 brick pavers at the Champion Level.
A donation of $200 will provide a 4-by-8 commemorative brick pavers while a donation of $500 will provide an 8-by-8 brick pavers.
A donation of $1,000 will provide both a 4-by-8 and 8-by-8 brick pavers that will be part of a design surrounded by a Gold Medal Level stone. Weliever said 13 names, organizations and company names have already confirmed to be placed in the Gold Medal Level Stone. The final design and size of the stone with names will be determined by how many donors are received at that level.
Inscriptions will be engraved in the center of the brick. At the "Victory Level," participants will be provided three lines of which to place information, allowing up to 13 characters per line. At the "Champion Level," participants will be provided four lines of which to place information, allowing for 12 characters per line.
"This is the start of the final push (for donations)," Weliever said. "Our goal was to have (donations) sometime this season, either summer or fall. The goal is to have (the skatepark) completed by the end of the year."
Weliever said she intends to go door-to-door around the community asking for donations.
The "Wall of Donors," will be constructed at the skatepark location, located at 611 W. Jackson St., a lot the City of Brazil purchased during a tax sale and has allowed the skatepark to be constructed on.
Currently, the committee still needs approximately $23,000 to complete the construction of the skatepark, including a concrete pad for equipment, fencing and signage for the park. The committee also needs an additional $23,000 to pay off a personal loan it purchased to buy the equipment for the skatepark.
The committee has been working hand-in-hand with the Clay Community Parks Association, Inc., which is handling all funds for the skatepark. Weliever said all money for the park "filters" into the parks association in a specific account for the skatepark committee.
"We have had several organizations say they are donating money," Weliever said. "Everything has been sitting in the bank. We won't use it until we have enough."
While donations have hit a lull at this point, Weliever believes they will pick up.
"We're just trying to get something going," she said. "This will let people know we're getting stuff done. I have lots and lots of people that are for the skatepark. One gentleman approached me recently saying, 'What can we do to help?' A lot of people I know think it's a good project.
"We just need to get a big push out there. A lot of people are still asking are you still doing the skatepark. There's a lot of interest in it."