Dedication for Derrick Rosado at Myrtle Beach skatepark this week (Update: Time change, blog)

Photo by Aaron Frobase
Derrick kept pretty much every deck he had ever owned.

Update January 25, 2012: The time on the Facebook event has changed to 7p.m.

Also, Aaron Frobase has been updating his blog with Derrick's memorabilia as well as the memorial ramp build. Check it out here.

First Report: In 2009, 22-year-old Derrick Rosado was killed in a car accident while visiting his grandmother in New Jersey. Derrick's mother, Tina Rosado, wants to memorialize Derrick and dedicate a ramp at his favorite hangout spot, the Matt Hughes Skateboard Park in Myrtle Beach.

Aaron Frobase is a fixture in the Myrtle Beach area skate and surf scene.  He has made himself available as a mentor to many local kids. He also works at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center. He wants to take this opportunity to get the local skate youth involved in planning a refresh of the small park. The hope is this effort will show Horry County that there's a need for a larger concrete park. The small skate park was built in 1998, is one of very few in the area, and it sees heavy use. 

If you would like to attend the event and be a part of the bigger effort, head to Matt Hughes Skateboard Park on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. You can RSVP on Facebook here.

"Were just trying to get the kids to work together and bring change to their park," Frobase said. "I'm trying to get them to understand that change comes from within."