Community Involvement

CSP‑Corcoran helps underprivileged kids in Fresno

Corcoran prison staff present check to help Fresno kids.
From left are Chief Deputy Warden T. Campbell and Rodney Rodriguez of Fresno Skateboard Salvage.

The California State Prison Corcoran (CSP-COR) incarcerated population donated $2,591.29 to help kids via Fresno Skateboard Salvage.

Fresno Skateboard Salvage provides skateboards and skateboard accessories to underprivileged kids in the city of Fresno.

Fresno Skateboard Salvage works with kids to provide a positive outlet and family environment. Rodney Rodriguez, the founder and president of Fresno Skateboard Salvage, arrived on grounds to accept the donation.

Rodriguez’s upbringing influenced his involvement in Fresno Skateboard Salvage. He said it was started so he could connect with those interested in skateboarding. He says they remind him of his younger self, and gives kids who otherwise couldn’t afford it, the opportunity to be involved in skateboarding. Fresno Skateboard Salvage allows them to pursue their passion.

“I am fully blown away at the generosity of these men. From a place of no freedom, they voluntarily offered the freedom to skate to many Central Valley youth who would not have otherwise had the opportunity. I am so grateful. Skateboarding can be a real game changer for a child without direction. I am stoked to offer it to Fresno area kids with the help of the guys in Corcoran,” said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez said the money will be used to purchase new skateboards and equipment for local youth in the area.

By Lt. Robert Clifton

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