Pearl Jam bassist builds skate park in hometown

October 14, 2010 11:07:25 AM PDT
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was in his hometown of Big Sandy for the debut of a new skate park The park was finished Tuesday night and the Great Falls Tribune reports Ament was up just minutes after sunrise Wednesday to give it a spin.

Ament says as towns get smaller, it's important for kids to have something to do besides school sports, which is why he picked up the $40,000 tab to build the park.

Ament says he plans to buy a few skateboards, helmets and pads to keep on hand for kids who don't have them. And next spring he says he plans to bring some friends who are professional skateboarders to town to put on a show.

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