Community dinner to raise money for skateboarder’s memorial

Wednesday March 20, 2013

CLAREMONT, N.H. -- Family and friends of Jason W. Hagerman, a 12-year-old who died in August of 2008 as a result of injuries sustained from an accident four months earlier, are holding a fundraiser dinner to raise monies for the construction of a pavilion to be built in the boy’s memory at Claremont Skate Park.

Jason, whose favorite athlete was Tony Hawk, was well-known in town for his skateboarding skills, and was one of the leading voices in the community push for a park to built when the town had nowhere for skaters to go.

Unfortunately, Jason never got to see the project he helped create become a reality, since the skate park was not completed before Jason had passed.

"He had a big dream," said Tracey Hagerman, Jason’s mother. "This project is important to me because not only do I want Jason to be remembered for all his hard work and dedication in helping to bring the skate park here, but it will also benefit the community by providing shelter for our kids from the hot sun and rain, as well as give us parents a place to sit and watch them."

The 20-foot by 20-foot pavilion is estimated to cost between $15,000 and $18,000. Hagerman said she has been able to keep the cost down with the help of area businesses, volunteers, and donations.

Davis Frame has drawn up plans and will provide materials and assist in construction, Weeds Concrete is donating the concrete to be used in the foundation, Osgood Construction will provide site work, and the stone and plaque that will compliment the pavilion will be designed and manufactured by Roy’s Funeral Home.

The Jason W. Hagerman Memorial Fundraiser will take place on Monday, April 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pizza Hut, 227 Washington Street, in Claremont, N.H.

The restaurant is donating 20% of all purchases (excluding alcoholic beverages and sales tax) to the fund, from visitors who dine in or take out.

Those who cannot attend the event but still want to help, can send financial donations by check, made out to THE JASON W. HAGERMAN MEMORIAL PAVILION, and mailed to: Maurice Auto and Truck, 299 Washington Street, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

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