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Posted: May 22, 2013

Helping Communities Build A Better Future

5/23/13 (Oceanside, CA) – Beginning today, skatepark advocates across the country will be typing like mad to complete their applications for Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants before the July 1 deadline.

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Posted: March 27, 2013

Detroit’s Skatepark Renaissance

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.

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Posted: January 23, 2013

Cash For Concrete

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.

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Posted: December 14, 2012

Celebrity Skateboards Raise Over $126,000 To Build New Skateparks

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.

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Posted: December 10, 2012

All Star Auction Builds Skateparks

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).

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Posted: November 16, 2012

Tony Hawk Joined By Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Adam Yauch, Ben Harper, Others To Help Build Skateparks

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.

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Posted: November 5, 2012

Fantasy Skate Session With The Original Bones Brigade

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.

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Posted: October 9, 2012

Stars Align In Beverly Hills

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.

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Posted: September 19, 2012

Jimmy Eat World And DJ Z-Trip Set To Perform At Tony Hawk Foundation Benefit

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.

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Posted: August 27, 2012

Latest Skatepark Grants Announced

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.

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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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