Tony Hawk Foundation celebrates the Grand Opening of the McBride Skatepark this Saturday!
Come join the Tony Hawk Foundation and the youth of Long Beach, California this Saturday, February 11 for the Grand Opening of the McBride Skatepark. This skate plaza is in the heart of Central Long Beach, and will serve one of the most diverse communities in the country.
The McBride Skatepark is the recipient of a Tony Hawk Foundation grant and was featured at our 2010 Stand Up For Skateparks event in Beverly Hills. Long Beach has been a leader in providing its at-risk youth with safe, quality public skateparks, and the McBride Skatepark is the latest addition to its comprehensive skatepark program. The Tony Hawk Foundation is proud to partner with the Youth of Long Beach, local leaders, and the nonprofit ASK Long Beach youth-advocacy group to help make this skatepark a reality for Central Long Beach.
Come join the celebration:
Saturday, February 11, 2012
10 AM (skate demo 11AM)
Ernest McBride Park and Cal Rec Community Center
1550 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States-with an emphasis on the word “quality.” Since then, the Foundation has awarded $3,972,350 to 493 communities. 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 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. In addition to skateparks, the Foundation also makes donations to other children-related charities, as chosen by its Board Of Directors. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation's Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org.