PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There was a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Sunday night at Carnegie Park, where a new $600,000 skateboard park will be constructed.

The park is a memorial to 19-year-old Steven Pitcher and 21-year-old Vincent Pitcher, both of whom drowned near the Kinsua Dam in Warren County back in July, 2008.

Mary Pitcher and her two other sons were on hand for the occasion.

She told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti that working hard to get the park project off the ground the past few years has helped her as she grieved for her sons.

Local skate shop owner Andrew Fetzko says Pitcher was able “to mold her grief into something positive and wonderful that will transcend all of us.”

Money from two foundations, along with fundraisers and private contributions is helping to pay for the skatepark.

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