If you haven’t heard the big news going around the Des Moines metro skateboarding community, don’t worry — we’ve got your back!

Earlier this month Skate DSM, a new non-profit with a mission to make the Des Moines community a place where skateboarding is a celebrated activity, officially launched!

Founded by Norm Sterzenbach, Tom Miller, Brad Anderson, Kevin Jones, Jami Milne, and Tim Tucker, Skate DSM will develop and implement programming for skateparks across Central Iowa that are designed to benefit the local skateboarding community.

Skate DSM is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.