2011

Posted: December 14, 2011

New Grant Guidelines Prompt Better Skateparks

The Tony Hawk Foundation opens its Winter 2012 grant season today. New eligibility requirements will encourage applicants to aim for higher quality skateparks. Ramp-style parks made from wood, steel, or polymer structures will no longer be eligible for a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation.

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Posted: November 8, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

There’s never a dull moment when you have a Vert demo that includes Tony Hawk giving an awe-inspiring performance while 14-year old prodigy Mitchie Brusco holds his own with the likes of Elliot Sloan, Andy Macdonald, and Pierre Luc Gagnon “PLG”, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, and BMX legend Mat Hoffman proving their pedigree on Tony’s personal ramp – all during Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, musician, and Tony Hawk Foundation Board Member Ben Harper’s rocking performance with his band.

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Posted: October 16, 2011

Ben Harper And Top Skate/BMX Pros To Perform At Tony Hawk’s 3rd Annual DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit

Singer-songwriter, musician, and Tony Hawk Foundation Board Member Ben Harper will entertain guests at the upcoming third-annual DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit in Las Vegas, hosted by the Tony Hawk Foundation in support of its mission to create free, quality skateparks for at-risk youth throughout the U.S. Harper will be joined on the bill by Tony Hawk and friends, who will ride Tony’s personal ramp during an intimate Vert Demo.

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Posted: October 5, 2011

A Perfect Storm Of Awesome

Within the span of an hour, a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek, Mat Hoffman, Mitchie Brusco, and Lincoln Ueda was followed by an intimate set by the Grammy-winning duo The Black Keys. If you were there, you will remember it forever. If you weren’t, you have a chance to experience another memorable DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event in just a few weeks.

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Posted: September 15, 2011

The Black Keys To Headline Stand Up For Skateparks

Grammy winning artists The Black Keys will headline the upcoming DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit 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.

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Posted: September 9, 2011

Helmets And Skateparks For All

The Tony Hawk Foundation has launched a new initiative to complement its skatepark-grant program and help kids skate safe. The program will put helmets on heads at the more than 400 skateparks the foundation has helped to open across the U.S. And after reviewing dozens of projects, the THF Board Of Directors also announced the latest recipients of grants to help build public skateparks.

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Posted: August 11, 2011

Stand Up For Skateparks – Dates Announced, Tickets On Sale!

Now in its eighth year, the Tony Hawk Foundation’s annual DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit has become a must-see event for families across the U.S. 2011 dates have been announced and TICKETS ARE ON SALE!

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Posted: July 23, 2011

Tony Hawk Foundation Night With The San Diego Padres

[VIDEO] August 19 come to Petco Park for Tony Hawk Foundation Night with the San Diego Padres. Yes, folks, baseball celebrates skateboarding! A portion of proceeds will benefit THF.

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Posted: July 6, 2011

2011 "Skatepark Insider" Released

The 2011 Tony Hawk Foundation newsletter has hit the mailboxes of THF supporters across the country. Now in its second year, Skatepark Insider includes dozens of stats and other news about the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to bring free, quality, public skateparks to at-risk youth in the U.S.

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Posted: June 16, 2011

Tony Hawk Opens Skatepark #400

After more than a decade of promoting the idea of a free, public skatepark in Atlanta, Georgia, skaters there realized the fruits of their labor on Saturday with the opening of the city’s first public skatepark in the Historic Fourth Ward neighborhood.

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Public Skatepark Development Guide

Public Skatepark Development Guide
Second Edition Released!

The Public Skatepark Development Guide, the indispensable handbook for public-skatepark advocates, is now available in an updated and improved second edition. First published in 2007 by the Tony Hawk Foundation, Skaters For Public Skateparks, and the International Association of Skateboard Companies, the ultimate guide for community-skatepark advocates was available for free, and supplies quickly disappeared. The new 128-page second edition features updated information and expanded chapters, including skatepark vision, advocacy, fundraising, design, and management, plus several supplements and visual aids.

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