Tony Hawk's Action Sports Carnival Returns To Wynn Las Vegas

Posted: November 1, 2010

Shaun White and punk icons X to join Hawk for unique charity benefit.

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Tony Hawk floats an Indy air during the Vert Demo at Stand Up For Skateparks at Wynn Las Vegas, 2009. Photo: Jody Morris

10/30/10 (San Diego, CA) - With his 13-foot-high Vert Ramp and a village of games and activities covering the resort's pool, skateboarding champion Tony Hawk will return to Wynn Las Vegas for the second annual Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks—the annual fundraiser benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to create free, quality skateparks for at-risk youth throughout the U.S.

Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks takes place Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 12 to 4 PM. The exclusive event will feature games, activities, food, live and silent auctions, and a Vert Demo by Tony Hawk and an all-star cast of pro skateboarders. Club headliner DJ Z Trip will perform in broad daylight, and punk icons X round out the festive day with a special set that promises to make for another unique, intimate, and one-of-a-kind experience.

"I am excited to bring some of the world's best vert skaters, like Shaun White, Bucky Lasek, Andy Macdonald, and Sandro Dias to ride during our Stand Up For Skateparks event at The Wynn," said Hawk. "These incredible talents will be matched only by a performance by X, one of my favorite bands of all time. It will be a family-friendly energy explosion."

Launched in Los Angeles in 2004, Stand Up For Skateparks has become a must-go event for the whole family. In 2009, the event established itself at the Wynn Las Vegas with a long list of notable supporters. In addition to Elaine Wynn, the event's Benefit Committee also includes Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Chantal and Stephen Cloobeck, Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Ron Burkle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, Michael Eisner, Perry Farrell, Jon Favreau, Jeff Fine, Leeza Gibbons, Robin and Danny Greenspun, Mia Hamm, Mat Hoffman, Terry Kennedy, Bobby Kotick, Chuck Liddell, Howie Mandel, Sal Masekela, Andrew and Trina Pascal, and Paul Rodriguez, Jr.

X

Punk icons X will perform at the Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit for the Tony Hawk Foundation on November 6 at Wynn Las Vegas.

Now in its seventh year, Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks has played a critical role in helping the Tony Hawk Foundation bring quality, accessible skateparks to youth in 463 communities nationwide, including a project currently underway in East Las Vegas. Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks is made possible through the support of Tony Hawk: SHRED, Wynn Las Vegas, Ex Drinks, Kohl's, Dynacraft, Zappos, and Quiksilver Foundation.

In addition to many new activities, this year's event will include a special Pledge Drive for a skatepark in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Las Vegas. With a high concentration of youth, few recreational opportunities, and limited access to the city's existing skateparks, the youth of Hyde Park will benefit greatly from the opportunity to skate a quality, compelling skatepark in their own neighborhood. The Pledge Drive at Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks will help make these kids' dream of a free, quality, local skatepark a reality.

Information about Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks, including sponsorship opportunities and ticket packages, 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!

Special ticket pricing for Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks is available for Wynn Las Vegas guests. For more information, or if you aren't able to attend the event but would like to make a contribution to the Tony Hawk Foundation's Las Vegas Skatepark project, or submit a proxy bid for some of the exclusive auction items, contact C.C. Hafner at 760-477-2479, or e-mail cc@tonyhawkfoundation.org.


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