KIP MOORE HELPS OPEN NEW SKATEPARK IN CINCINNATI, OH AS PART OF HIS "COMEBACK KID SKATEPARK PROJECT"
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore was on hand at the opening of a new skatepark in Cincinnati, OH yesterday as part of his "Comeback Kid Skatepark Project." The Warsaw Federal Skatepark, a project of the Lower Price Hill Neighborhood Enhancement Program, features a 35-foot-by-68-foot pump track, three grind rails and a Hubba skate ledge. Kids in attendance were surprised with free skateboards, helmets, knee pads, and backpacks filled with T-shirts and socks.
"I'm always searching for purpose in my life," said Kip Moore. "I battle the feeling of if I'm doing enough with the small amount of time I have on this earth each day. I'm so blessed to get to do what I do, but I have always believed with those blessings come responsibility. Days like today give me that feeling of purpose. I get to see a direct impact in a needed community. I get to see the smiles on these kid's faces and the positive impact it creates. There are so many things I wanna do in the inner cities and this is just the beginning."
The "Comeback Kid Skatepark Project" is the first initiative of "Kip's Kids Fund," a donor-advised fund through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) focused on youth and teens. Other skatepark locations include Nashville, TN; Boston, MA; San Marcos, TX; Annapolis, MD. For more information and to make a donation visit here.
A constant road warrior, Moore is currently gearing up to headline Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater next month, as part of "The Big 98's Annual Guitar-B-Que Benefitting St. Jude" and recently revealed dates for his headlining ME AND MY KIND TOUR, which will see Moore visit cities across the US and Canada through early December and includes red-hot newcomer Jon Pardi. As Moore continues to be "met with more deafening applause" (CMT) he is currently on the road for Miranda Lambert's Keeper Of The Flame Tour. Hailed as a "career song" by Billboard, Moore's current single "Running For You" continues to climb the charts and is taken from Moore's critically acclaimed sophomore album WILD ONES, that Taste of Country deems is "tailored for his live show and the thousands of die-hard fans that pack theaters several times each week to see him," and Huffington Post declares as "one heck of an album set to produce hit after hit after hit." WILD ONES follows Moore's debut album UP ALL NIGHT which was certified GOLD by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified "Beer Money," PLATINUM certified "Hey Pretty Girl," and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck."
L to R: Shawn McSpadden - Red Light Management, Ryan Daughtridge - Bustin Boards, Kip Moore, John Hunter - American Ramp Co. (ARC), Brad Turcotte - Universal Music Group