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After three long years the community of Box Elder on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation is about to see a dream come true and with the help of one famous Montanan, the boards are about to roll out and down in the new park. 

Skateboards that is. Jeff Ament, from Big Sandy and bassist for the popular band Pearl Jam, his foundation, and Evergreen Skate Park, once again make skateboarding in rural Montana possible. According to Javon Wings, the grant writer for the Chippewa Cree tribe said the idea came from one person who presented it to the tribal council and now has their full support.Together they spoke with Ament's, foundation who will fully funding the park. But most importantly, she said this is for the youth. 

" Youth young adults it gives them options of physical activity, creative outlets, new things they can try, you know, I think whats needed up here is new opportunities to try new things," said Wings.  

She said depending on the weather, construction should be complete in the next few weeks. In a statement from Evergreen Skate park, they said, 

"Skate parks in general do an amazing job of creating community. It gives people of all ages a positive place to congregate, be outside & be active. Unlike traditional sports skateboarding requires very little organization or planning making it a very low cost and low maintenance activity and one of the best parts is that once the skate park is built it is totally free for the users." -Catherine Coulon Evergreen Skate parks

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