Soulful Softball Sunday invites the community to an ’80s themed roller skating party
By Mike Kinney
Soulful Softball Sunday invites the community to a 1980s roller skating party at Lucretia Edwards Park in Marina Bay on Sunday, May 2.
The “skating experience” will begin at 3 p.m. and participants are encouraged to dress in their 1980s-themed outfit, although this is not required to participate, according to Rodney Alamo Brown, founder of Soulful Softball Sunday. , which organizes various community events. throughout the year, including a popular annual community gathering featuring softball and soul food at Nicholl Park.
Brown says the skate party will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, such as wearing the mask at all times, and aims to promote health, well-being and joy at a time when they are badly needed.
The event follows a successful skating party held a few weeks ago at Miller-Knox Regional Park in Point Richmond.
âEveryone had a great time, it was the first time in 14 months that we had done anything, so it was great to see some familiar faces there,â said Brown.
Skating experiences “may help reduce stress, depression, anxiety and other symptoms” resulting from stay-at-home orders during a pandemic, “Brown added.
Sunday’s event will include a catered meal that includes fried red snapper, kale, Louisiana-style dirty rice and a bun, raffle gift cards as well as a round-trip plane ticket to Las Vegas. Each participant will also receive Mardi Gras beads.
âGrowing up in Richmond, I often went to the El Sobrante rink,â said Brown. âI had a unique idea to go back in time and reincarnate the scene. Although the ice rink is no longer in El Sobrante, that doesn’t mean we can’t relive the glory days.