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Posted: February 25, 2014

Tony Hawk Foundation Expands International Support For Youth And Skateboarding

The Tony Hawk Foundation Board Of Directors has announced the nonprofit organization’s latest skatepark grant awards, plus a new initiative to expand its International work through a $100,000 commitment to Skateistan, the youth empowerment and educational program in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.

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Posted: January 10, 2014

CDC Report Supports More Skateparks

A recent report from the U.S. Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) reveals that teens aren’t getting the exercise they need to meet minimum health standards. The report shows that only one in four youth between 13 and 15 years meets the recommended one hour of moderate to vigorous activity each day. Physical activities like skateboarding help youth meet or exceed the CDC standards, but most do not have adequate access to safe, sanctioned places to skate.

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Posted: December 5, 2013

Tony Hawk and Ben Harper Kick-Off the Second-Annual Boards + Bands Auction at The GRAMMY Museum

(Los Angeles, CA)—Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ben Harper came together today for a press conference at The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to launch the second annual Boards + Bands auction to benefit at-risk youth (

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Posted: November 26, 2013

Tony Hawk Joined By Elton John, The Clash, Daft Punk, Ben Harper, Others For Second-Annual Boards + Bands Auction

(Los Angeles, CA) – What do pro skaters do with the boards they skate and destroy? They recruit the help of friends like Elton John, Daft Punk, and The Clash, and they turn them into skateparks.

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Posted: October 9, 2013

Hot Skating For Cool Kids

Los Angeles, CA – It was just over 90 degrees in Los Angeles, but that didn’t stop the throngs from coming out to celebrate the 10th Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit Presented by SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday at the Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills.

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Posted: September 25, 2013

Tony Hawk Foundation Honored With Prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award

The Tony Hawk Foundation was named as one of three winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2013 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy. THF joined co-recipients San Francisco 49ers and LA84 Foundation today at RWJF headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey for a ceremony announcing the winners.

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Posted: September 19, 2013

Tickets Going Fast For Tony Hawk’s 10th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit Featuring Modest Mouse

As Tony Hawk’s 10th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit approaches, tickets are selling fast! Stand Up for Skateparks is celebrating a decade of raising funds that benefit youth in underprivileged communities, and the event has sold out every year. This year is set to sell out once again, but a few tickets are still available.

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Posted: August 27, 2013

Tony Hawk Foundation Backs Public Skateparks Coast To Coast

A series of Skatepark Summit events, a new strategic partnership, two new Board members, and eleven recent grant awards has kept the Tony Hawk Foundation busy through the summer, fulfilling its promise to bring the benefits of skateparks to at-risk youth.

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Posted: August 22, 2013

Tickets On Sale for the 10th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit in Beverly Hills, Presented by SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Jon Favreau and Modest Mouse Join Tony Hawk for the Action Sports Festival Benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation.

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Posted: August 8, 2013

Custom Triumph Motorcycle And AZ Diamondbacks VIP Experience On The Auction Block

Starting today, a Triumph Bonneville T100 110th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, customized by Mickey Cohen Motorsports, as well as a VIP baseball experience with AZ Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez are up for auction on eBay, with proceeds benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to bring public skateparks to youth in challenged communities.

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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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