Music City Skate Jam To Benefit Hurricane Victims
What do you get when Tony Hawk and platinum recording artist Kip Moore get together to throw a party? An all-star skate/music event in downtown Nashville! The Music City Skate Jam will bring thousands of skate and country-music fans together on Sunday, September 10 to see Tony and Friends skate his vert ramp, followed by a Kip Moore concert. Moore’s charity, Kip’s Kids Fund, has supported the creation of skate spots in low-income communities, and proceeds from this special event will help THF and Kip’s Kids Fund further their aligned goals, as well as fund relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey. GET TICKETS!
Clean Out Your Pantry For Houston
Southside Skatepark in Houston, Texas has long been a cornerstone of the Texas skate scene, hosting countless events and charity benefits. And now the park is appealing to its nationwide network of supporters to assist victims of the Houston floods by donating food, water, diapers, baby products, and pet food. Southside’s original appeal for warm clothing resulted in such a positive response that they are at-capacity with clothing. Donations of food, water, diapers, baby products, and pet food are still needed and can be shipped to Southside Skatepark, 510 Iowa ST., Houston, TX 77587. For updates on the Southside Skatepark food drive, follow @southsidehtx on Instagram. MORE INFORMATION
If Palouse Can Do It …
In Eastern Washington, practically on the Idaho border, is the town of Palouse, a community of 998 residents. It’s not on any major highway, there are no big-box stores, and Main Street is about two blocks long. Except for the sound of agriculture, Palouse is a quiet town.
It seems an unlikely place for a skatepark. READ MORE
Tony Hawk Foundation
A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. THF promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States that promote healthy, active lifestyles, and to International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding.
Domestically, the foundation’s Skatepark Grant program has awarded over $5.7-million to 588 communities in all 50 states. The foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks.
The foundation’s International Program has provided financial and technical support to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa (www.skateistan.org).
The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. For more information or to make a donation, visit the foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also visit THF on facebook and Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation, and on Twitter @THF.
Special thanks to the following THF partners for their ongoing support: MINI USA (www.miniusa.com), Starkey Hearing Foundation, Gumball 3000 Foundation, Hawk Clothing, Birdhouse Skateboards, Tony Hawk Eyewear, RIDE Channel, Dynacraft, Roxiticus Foundation, and Zumiez.