Kip Moore just announced his first project as part of his “Kip’s Kids Fund” charity campaign, which will operate to help inner city kids throughout the country. His first initiative is called the ‘Comeback Kid Skatepark Project’ and will fund brand new skateparks, built in 4 different cities over the next few months. Parks in Nashville, Boston, San Marcos, Texas, and Annapolis, Maryland are all expected to be completed by fall.
“What started off as a pipe dream of mine years ago has truly become a passion project,” Moore said. “It came from me wanting to give kids in inner cities a safe outlet where they can form the bonds I know can be made from having somewhere awesome to go and be a part of something they enjoy.
“I love what skating embodies,” Moore says. “I love the band of brothers that you see when you see skateparks. They all look after each other. These kids they scratch and claw for every inch of their life, and I admire that. I respect that.”
Each park will use available space, range from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet and include elements like the quarter-pipe, bank-to-curb, hubba ledges, hand rail and step up. Moore says he’ll definitely stop by when he’s not on the road, but he won’t be doing any of the tricky stuff.
Moore’s sophomore album, “Wild Ones” is set to be released Aug. 21.