Posted: February 7, 2010
Randy Stang lived so close to the city park in Bay Village, he was used to finding stray Frisbees, golf balls, baseballs, even arrows and rockets in his yard. He let it all slide. Then he heard that a group planned to gather at City Hall four days ago for a public hearing about building a skateboard and biking park in Bradley Park. Randy knew that creating a place for skaters, scooters, skateboarders and BMX bikes would increase the noise, traffic and crowds of teenagers, so he gathered up three pages of notes and carried them to Bay Village City Hall.
Posted: January 29, 2010
Driven by frustration over the open-air drug dealing at abandoned Pop's Playground in Kensington, Laura Semmelroth walked into the EXIT Philadelphia Skateshop two years ago and asked owner Steve Miller, a total stranger, to build a skateboard park at Pop's.
Posted: January 22, 2010
The village of Lyons doesn’t often get personal attention from famous celebrities. But the work of several local skaters and supportive community members drew both a cash grant and some advice from professional skater Tony Hawk.
Posted: December 20, 2009
The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors has announced the recipients of its Fall 2009 Skatepark Grant Awards, as well as a special allocation to match, dollar-for-dollar, donations to the Watts Skatepark project in Los Angeles.
Posted: November 9, 2009
The legendary skateboarder partied to raise funds for Freedom Skatepark in East Las Vegas.
Posted: November 7, 2009
Skaters in East Las Vegas will see an improved public skatepark in their neighborhood, thanks to the success of the inaugural Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit at the Wynn Las Vegas..
Posted: October 18, 2009
Tony Hawk is not only the greatest athlete in his sport, but its greatest ambassador as well.
Posted: October 14, 2009
Mingling with celebrities is not something I often do on a Sunday morning, but that's where I found myself this past Sunday, attending Tony Hawk's annual Stand Up for Skateparks fundraising event at grocery magnate Ron Burkle's Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Posted: October 11, 2009
Having played the Tony Hawk Foundation’s first benefit in 2004, the re-united blink-182 took a break from their current North American tour to honor Tony’s invitation to perform at the sixth-annual Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up for Skateparks event.
Posted: September 22, 2009
Harrison’s skate-park committee is alive and well, with plans for construction to begin in April, according to the committee chairman.