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Posted: August 19, 2012

Date Announced, Tickets On Sale!

Jason Lee joins Tony Hawk for 9th-Annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit in Beverly Hills.

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Posted: June 27, 2012

Old Skateboards Become New Skateparks

6/28/12 (Los Angeles, CA) – What do pro skaters do with the boards they skate and destroy? They turn them into skateparks.

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Posted: May 21, 2012

Skatepark Grant Funds Available

5/22/12 (Vista, CA) – The Tony Hawk Foundation helps fund the construction of public skateparks through its twice-annual grant program. The summer 2012 grant season is now open, and communities planning to build free public skateparks that serve at-risk youth may apply through July 2, 2012 for grants worth up to $25,000.

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Posted: March 20, 2012

500 Skateparks In 50 States

3/21/12 (Vista, CA) – With a grant award of $10,000 to the Heaven skatepark project in Hartford, Connecticut, the Tony Hawk Foundation has helped to fund more than 500 skateparks in all 50 states. Total grants awarded by the Foundation since launching in 2002 have now surpassed $4-million.

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Posted: March 1, 2012

Tony Hawk Auctions Personal Treasures For Good

Tony Hawk has been helping create free, public skateparks for at-risk youth for over a decade now, and starting today he’s offering a collection of personal belongings and other special items to help raise funds to build even more.

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Posted: February 15, 2012

Tony Hawk Joins Local Skaters To Open Long Beach, CA Skatepark

Tony Hawk and a group of pro athletes joined about 300 city officials and local youth on Saturday for the grand opening of the Ernest McBride Skatepark in Long Beach, California.

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Posted: February 7, 2012

Join THF For Long Beach, CA Skatepark Grand Opening

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.

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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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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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