Tyre Nichols, who enjoyed to skateboard, might quickly have his name emblazoned on skate parks in Memphis and Sacramento … TMZ has actually discovered.
A representative for the City of Memphis informs TMZ … leaders are having initial discussions about calling a park after Tyre. Mayor Jim Strickland is drifting the concept to the City Council.
We’re informed the Mayor and City Council are conference Friday to go over strategies, consisting of whether they’ll construct a brand-new park in Tyre’s honor, or relabel an existing one.
Since Tyre’s tragic death, videos have actually been distributing online of him displaying his skateboarding abilities. Most of the video is from his time in Sacramento, CA prior to transferring to Memphis.
Tim Swanson, media and interactions supervisor for the City of Sacramento, informs TMZ … councilmember Lisa Kaplan, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City personnel are dealing with Tyre’s household to check out the very best methods to honor his tradition, which might consist of relabeling a skate park after him.
Tyre’s moms and dads are crowdfunding a memorial fund, and his mother states she wants to utilize a few of the cash to construct a memorial skate park for Tyre.
This is who Tyre Nichols was — a gifted and devoted skateboarder with a lot life delegated live… He didn’t should have to be unfortunately drawn from his household and neighborhood! We will continue to defend responsibility for you Tyre! #JusticeForTyreNichols pic.twitter.com/hYwMnRRZEA
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) January 23, 2023
Tony Hawk, the most well-known skateboarder of perpetuity, contributed to Tyre’s memorial fund and shared a video of him skating … and it appears great deals of folks wish to see him kept in mind with a skate park.