Alexandria "Alix" Rice

    December 29 1992 - July 8th 2011

Alexandria “Alix” Rice was an exceptional, fun, and loving young woman. Her upbeat attitude could turn around anyone’s day, and she was an incredibly caring person to friends and strangers alike. Her thoughtfulness sparked this project and will carry it through to completion. On July 8, 2011, Alix was riding her longboard, “Rupert,” home from work when she was struck by a drunk driver. Alix lost her life that night, yet it is her inspiring nature, not tragedy, that will define her legacy.


If you would like to either remember a loved one or  would like to support the park with your company or corporation here are the options available. We would request that you please fill the form out with exact details and send to the foundation address on the form!!! 




BENCHES = $5000

PAVILION = $5000



​​The Foundation’s mission is to preserve the values of Alix Rice through her legacy as a longboard and skateboard enthusiast by soliciting funds to financially support the erection and preservation of a skate park as a safe, centrally located meeting place separate from traffic available to all Amherst residents which will promote and empower the youth as stewards of the creative force that adds diversity to our local community through skateboarding as a recreational activity within the Amherst community. To secure a  10,000 - 16,000 sq.ft.  public skatepark in memory of Alix Rice.

The purpose of this project is to provide a safe place for skaters to skate and share camaraderie similar to those experiences of soccer, hockey, lacrosse or football players.Skate parks are not breeding grounds for trouble. Skaters have a bad image because they are seen on streets or in locations not appropriate for skateboarders. Skateboarding is a social culture. Teenagers in particular need more than just a place to skateboard. They are looking for a place to meet with friends and talk about music, video-games and sports. Increasingly, outdoor space and public areas are privatized in a manner that discourages teens from gathering. They are looking for a physical place that welcomes them in our community. When a skate park finally gets built in an area where there was a negative reaction they eventually realize the positive impact it has on their communities.

Alix Rice Donation Gifts


All are available for a donation at

2889 Phatman Boardshop, Sheridan Drive , Tonawanda , NY 14150

Be a permanent part of the park with your donation!

Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark has a home!

​​The skatepark proposed for Amherst in memory of  Alexandria "Alix" Rice has taken a huge step forward. The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation is proud to announce that the location of the skatepark has been narrowed down to two parcels of land at the Northtown Center, and the process of a user agreement will be implemented in the next few months.

While we are extremely excited at this news, we are still in need of roughly $150,000 to achieve our fundraising goal. We need to continue to raise funds from all possible avenues, and solicit in-kind donations from local suppliers and contractors.

If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact us .Thank you again for all of your support to date, we are truly grateful. 


Jon Fulcher
President, Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation

Tony Hawk Foundation awards $7500 Grant 

The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation (ARPPF) is honored to announce that it has been selected as one of the 69 Western New York projects that will be aided this year by State grants from the Regional Economic Development Council Awards.

With a fundraising goal of $350,000 needed to begin construction of the park, it was announced Thursday in Albany that two grants - totaling $128,888 - will be directed to our cause. This helps to bring the ARPPF’s total monies raised to date (in cash, in-kind donations, and grants) to approximately $360,000..........

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March 8th, 2015 - Alix rice memorial skatepark fundraiser

Tickets presale ONLINE HERE  and for pickup at Phatman boardshop and Sheridan Surgical 


Prizes that will be available on March 8th - 

2-Garth Brooks tix for the March 8th 7pm show

The Ultimate HARBORCENTER Experience

Keys to the Town Ballroom for a year!

From New Era - a certificate for caps from every MLB team with a retail value of approx. $1000 /winner of the certificate can redeem the caps in their cap size.

2 - Tickets from Delta Airlines any where in the lower 48 states (Economy Class Value $860)

2015 NHL All-Star Jersey signed by Team Toews

Autographed Thurman Thomas Jersey

Autographed Jim Kelly Replica Jersey

NFL Authentic Game Ball signed by Sammy Watkins 

Series of 11 x 14 Iconic Sabres photos from team photographer Bill Wippert

A tour of E! Studios in Hollywood with Ken Baker, and set visit to E! News.
Plus an autographed copy of Ken’s new novel “How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love”

A handmade wreathe by Jackie LoVullo, Zenjoy

Official Joe DeLamielleure Signed Football

A basket of wine and glasses from Kevin LoVullo, Spiel the Wine

Jim Hanley's Fishing Charters - A trip for 2 for 4 hours for bass or walleye on Lake Erie

Club Seats for Buffalo Sabres games vs NYR, WSH, CHI, PIT, NJ, CAR, AZ, 

Concert Tickets for First Niagara Center, The Town Ballroom, the BPO and more!

A night stay for two at the Courtyard Marriott

Buffalo Bandits package

Four tickets to One Direction at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sept. 3rd 2015

Four 100 Level Tickets to a Sabres game of your choice(Subject to availablity) for the 2015-2016 Season plus VIP Ropeline access that night.

Autographed Rasmus Ristolainen Jersey (White)

A Sabres Broadcast Experience which includes Dinner in the media dining room and tour of the broadcast truck, time at the set for pre and post game shows and watching the game from the press box.

A Night for Two in the Dave and Adam's Suite (food and drinks incl.) at a Sabres Game during the 2015-2016 season.(game subject to availability)

Rochester Americans Jersey signed by Phil Varone 

Gift Certificates-

Osteria 166 downtown Buffalo

G/C Queen City Acupuncture w/ Toni
Salon John Paul
Lords N Ladies
San Marco Restaurant
Audubon North Restaurant
Risotto Restaurant
Liberty tax
Psychic/Medium Reading by Susan Schueler
Designated Drivers of WNY
Firestone $300
Olsons Bakery
MADD Tattoo


West Herr

Darcy's Dog Grooming

GIl's Pizzeria

Bocce’s Hopkins

Headin to Hertel

Amherst Pizza and Ale House

Great Northern Pizza
Sweet Melodie’s
Dinosaur Barbecue
Brawler’s Deli
Graeber Jewelers
Simply Sweets

Eagle House Restaurant
Leonardi's Pizza
Raff and Friends - and many more... 

The door prize will be for a 55” (or larger) LED TV

Sound by Sooner Tunes

Music by Cherisse and Tim