First Awesome Foundation Berlin Grant

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Konrad with Awesome folks

We’re building a hill for snow rides! Well, not we, but rather Konrad, seen above with a hat and one hand of the magic brown bag that holds the first grant that the Awesome Foundation Berlin just gave out in a short, but sweet ceremony this morning at Betahaus.

Konrad’s plan is still rough, but seems doable, and certainly inspired our imagination. Who doesn’t want to have a great hill for a good sledge ride?

As snow sets now we need a prepared hill somewhere easy reachable to do the wild rides on a sled, sledge, whatever you call it: Wilde Schlittenfahrt! I want to prepare a hill not far from the next S-bahnstation with a tractor and large drum so it has a hard ground to slide on it. Also if possible I would like to pay a little money to someone from the neighborhood to maintain the hill during days when there is not so much visitors. Promotion for the slide would be trough word of mouth and facebook. We did large public ice-skating events in the last cold winter where we invited people on lakes we tested before and provided drinks and food there. We will do this again but felt the need of a good slide as Berlin and Brandenburg is not very hilly!

Hopefully the kids in Berlin get a chance to have a decent sledge ride as well in this otherwise fairly flat city. We certainly can’t wait to take a ride ourselves.

Thanks for all the inspiring submissions. Please keep them coming, and feel free to submit again.

We’ll give out the next grant in March 2011 – so you can apply here until the end of February 2011!

Photo by Henrik Moltke (CC by)