Brad Paisley has donated to an effort to build a skate park in his home state of West Virginia after receiving a letter from a 15-year-old boy who told him youths have nowhere to skate.

Brad Paisley has donated to an effort to build a skate park in his home state of West Virginia after receiving a letter from a 15-year-old boy who told him youths have nowhere to skate. The country music star, who is said to own a skateboard, made the donation to the Wheeling Skate Park Committee in response to a letter from Nathan Mey, a committee member.

Paisley, a native of nearby Glen Dale, doesn't want the amount of his donation released, said committee member Kathi Fader.

The 20,000-square-feet facility, estimated to cost between $200,000 and $250,000, would be the first free concrete skate park in West Virginia, the committee said.

Paisley remains active in supporting causes close to where he grew up. As previously reported, the 32-year-old singer will host a benefit concert in Wheeling for victims of September's flooding in the Ohio Valley. The show comes Jan. 15 near the beginning of his tour with Sara Evans and Andy Griggs.


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