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Kitchen Skate Park fighting to stay open, seeking donations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Kitchen Skate Park has just days to reach a $20,000 fundraising goal before its forced to close for good.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created for the park with hopes to raise the money needed to stay afloat.

Donations are tax deductible, The Kitchen Skate Park was recently approved to become a 501(c) 3 charity.

Professional BMX rider and brain injury survivor, Brett Banasiewicz, built the park, the largest in the Midwest, as a way to give back to the community and provide a place for kids to follow their passion and practice their sport.

On the GoFundMe page Banasiewicz thanked all of the prayers and support saying, "It hasn't been an easy journey, but I am so thankful to still be here and be alive. Together we can make a positive impact in the community."

Thousands of dollars have been raised so far.

Those interested in donating can visit the park's GoFundMe for details.

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