Jon Favreau and Modest Mouse Join Tony Hawk for the Action Sports Festival Benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation.
August 22, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Tony Hawk Foundation announced it is returning to Beverly Hills for its 10th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit Presented by SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind action-sports exhibition are on sale now. The event will be headlined by Grammy nominee Modest Mouse, whose breakthrough album, ‘Good News For People Who Love Bad News’, has sold over 1.5-million copies.
The SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas (opening in Fall of 2014) is teaming with the Tony Hawk Foundation as the presenting partner for Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks benefit. Los Angeles-based SLS property, The Redbury Hotel at Hollywood & Vine, is the exclusive hotel partner where event guests are encouraged to stay.
Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks benefit is a family-friendly event that includes games, food, and live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind items and experiences. In addition to a special live performance by Modest Mouse, the event will also feature a Vert Demo with Tony and other skateboarding and BMX icons riding Hawk’s personal ramp. Proceeds help the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to empower youth through the creation of free, quality, public skateparks in low-income communities.
This year’s event will be Co-Chaired by Tony Hawk and renowned actor, director, and producer Jon Favreau. Benefit Committee members include Ron Burkle, Chantal and Stephen J. Cloobeck, Patrick Dempsey, Leeza Gibbons, Bobby Kotick, Jason Lee, Tommy Lee, Chuck Liddell, Howie Mandel, Rodney Mullen, Sam Nazarian, Lyn-Z and Travis Pastrana, Christian Slater, Steve Van Doren, Mark Wahlberg, Lori and Bill Walton, Shaun White, and DJ-Z-Trip.
“It’s been 10 years, and our event keeps getting bigger and better!” said Tony Hawk. “This year we have a stellar lineup of skaters and a performance by one of my favorite bands, along with incredible auction items. I can’t wait.”
Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks is made possible through the generosity and support of SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Kohl’s, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Activision, Bravo Sports, Dynacraft, Lexus, Nixon, olloclip, SIGG, Sweetwater, The Yucaipa Companies, and RIDE Channel.
Individual tickets and ticket packages are available for the 10th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Presented by SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. To purchase tickets, please contact Lily Schwimmer at (760) 477-2479, or to purchase online visit: www.standupforskateparks.org. There you can also view some one-of-a-kind auction items, including signed memorabilia, unique experiences, and much more!
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 that promote healthy, active lifestyles. Since then, the Foundation has awarded over $4.4-million to 529 communities in all 50 states, and has provided critical technical assistance to skatepark projects throughout the world. 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
SLS Las Vegas
SLS Las Vegas is an all-encompassing, mixed-use resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites, 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and a collection of sbe’s acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands. When it opens in 2014, SLS Las Vegas will provide an approachable experience that will feature The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya by Starck, a reinvention of sbe’s original nightlife concept, Shelter, retail by Fred Segal and additional brands currently in development. For more information, visit slshotels.com/lasvegas.