Posted: March 27, 2013
The Ride It Sculpture Park began as a renegade attempt to bring life back to a withering Detroit community by building a skatepark. But the skaters and artists responsible for it have proven the effectiveness of their efforts, and now have the backing of the Tony Hawk Foundation to continue expanding what has become a shining example of the Motor City’s renaissance.
Posted: January 23, 2013
1/23/13 (Oceanside, CA) – Communities seeking to build public skateparks for their growing number of skateboarders and BMXers have an ally in the Tony Hawk Foundation. And they have until midnight, February 1 to apply for grant funds from the foundation to help build their park.
Posted: December 14, 2012
12/14/12 (Los Angeles, CA) – Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ben Harper just concluded their Boards + Bands auction on eBay Giving Works, with participation and final numbers far surpassing original expectations.
Posted: December 10, 2012
December 10, 2012 – LOS ANGELES – What do pro skaters do with the boards they skate and destroy? They turn them into skateparks. Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ben Harper came together today for a press conference at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Friday to discuss a very special project, Boards + Bands (www.BoardsAndBands.org).
Posted: November 16, 2012
11/16/12 (Los Angeles, CA) – What do pro skaters do with the boards they skate and destroy? They recruit the help of friends like Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Adam Yauch, and they turn them into skateparks.
Posted: November 5, 2012
11/5/12 (Southern California) – The legendary Bones Brigade skateboard team of the 1980s will re-unite to ride together, and 20 lucky Guests will join them for the skate session of a lifetime.
Posted: October 9, 2012
10/6/12 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Tony Hawk Foundation put on yet another entertaining, star-studded event, including some of the biggest names in entertainment and action sports. The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit was held at the Green Acres Estate in sunny Beverly Hills, California on Sunday.
Posted: September 19, 2012
Internationally celebrated platinum-selling alternative-rock band Jimmy Eat World will be headlining this year’s 9th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event, along with world-renowned DJ Z-Trip. The family-oriented event is hosted by the Tony Hawk Foundation in support of its mission to create free, quality, public skateparks for at-risk youth throughout the U.S.
Posted: August 27, 2012
8/27/12 (Vista, CA) – Skateparks are a valuable public investment, and never has that been more apparent than during the current economic recession. They’re relatively inexpensive to build, and a well-built concrete skatepark can stand for many years before significant renovations are necessary.
Posted: August 19, 2012
Jason Lee joins Tony Hawk for 9th-Annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit in Beverly Hills.