Renowned music acts will combine with top skate and BMX pros to create ultimate action-sports experience.
9/19/12 (Vista, CA) – 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.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills, California. The action-sports extravaganza will include cool games, delicious food, and both live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind items and experiences. There will also be an exciting Vert Demo with Tony Hawk and skateboarding legends Andy Macdonald, Pierre-Luc Gagnon “PLG”, Mitchie Brusco, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Lincoln Ueda and BMX icon Jamie Bestwick riding Hawk’s personal ramp. As a performer, Z-Trip is revered by fans and peers as one of the best live performance DJs in history. His lengthy career has seen him crisscross the globe numerous times, chalking up rave reviews along the way. A private performance by Jimmy Eat World will be the icing on the cake at this exclusive fundraising event.
“Developing public parks for kids to go outside, be creative and have fun skating is such a positive mission,” said Jimmy Eat World. “We are excited and honored to be a part of the 2012 Stand Up For Skateparks benefit.”
Jimmy Eat World joins a notable list of Tony Hawk Foundation supporters who’ve performed at previous Stand Up for Skateparks events, including The Black Keys, Ben Harper, blink 182, Jane’s Addiction, Social Distortion, Rancid, Pennywise, and X.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Presents Stand Up For Skateparks is Co-Chaired by Tony Hawk and accomplished actor, comedian, and skateboarder Jason Lee. Other Benefit Committee members include Andre Agassi, Ron Burkle, Chantal and Stephen J. Cloobeck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Dempsey, Jon Favreau, Etty and Perry Farrell, Leeza Gibbons, Robin and Danny Greenspun, Ben Harper, Mat Hoffman, Bobby Kotick, Chuck Liddell, Howie Mandel, Sal Masekela, Lance Mountain, Christian Slater, Mike Vallely, Mark Wahlberg, Lori and Bill Walton, and Shaun White.
“We are honored to have Jimmy Eat World and DJ Z-Trip perform at this year’s Stand Up For Skateparks benefit—they are icons in our culture,” said Tony Hawk. “Jimmy Eat World puts on a fantastic live show, and I am excited to share the experience with our SUFS crowd.”
The Tony Hawk Foundation launched its Stand Up For Skateparks fundraiser in 2004. Its mission is to help empower at-risk youth through the creation of free, quality, public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S., and the organization just celebrated the funding of over 500 skateparks. Stand Up For Skateparks is made possible through the generosity and support of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Bravo Sports, Dynacraft, Kohl’s, Mondrian Los Angeles, Nixon, Quiksilver Foundation, SIGG, Sweetwater Video, The Yucaipa Companies and RIDE Channel (a 24-hour channel devoted to skateboarding and its lifestyle, produced by 900 Films in partnership with YouTube).
Information about the 9th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Presents Stand Up For Skateparks, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities, is available at www.standupforskateparks.org. There you can also view some one-of-a-kind auction items, including signed memorabilia, unique experiences, and much more!
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Tony Hawk Foundation
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 over $4-million to 512 communities in all 50 states. 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. You can also visit THF on facebook at www.facebook.com/tonyhawkfoundation, on Twitter @THawkFoundation, and on Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation.