Stand Up For Skateparks – Dates Announced, Tickets On Sale!

Posted: August 11, 2011

Annual Tony Hawk Foundation benefits in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas sure to sell out—again.

8/12/11 (Vista, CA) – Now in its eighth year, the Tony Hawk Foundation’s annual benefit has become a must-see event for families across the U.S. Attracting visitors from as far as New York, the DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event continues to build momentum—and raise critical funds—for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to bring free, quality skateparks to at-risk youth across the U.S. DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks

DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks takes place Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Green Acres Estate, the home of Ron Burkle, in Beverly Hills, California. The exclusive event will feature games, activities, food, live and silent auctions, a special musical guest, and a Vert Demo by Tony Hawk and an all-star cast of pro skateboarders and BMX riders on Tony’s personal ramp. Tony Hawk with Johnny Knoxville and Perry Farrell on the Red Carpet; triples action during the Vert Demo; kids having fun--what else?

With entirely its own character, the Las Vegas DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit will land at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on Saturday, November 5, 2011. This will be the third year that Stand Up For Skateparks has come to Las Vegas, and promises to be the most incredible yet.

Both the Beverly Hills and Las Vegas events will be Co-Chaired by Tony Hawk and fellow THF Board Member and skate legend Mike Vallely. Joining them on the event’s Benefit Committee are Andre Agassi, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Ron Burkle, Chantal and Stephen Cloobeck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Dempsey, Jon Favreau, Perry Farrell, Leeza Gibbons, Brian Austin Green, Robin and Danny Greenspun, Ben Harper, Mat Hoffman, Terry Kennedy, Anthony Kiedis, Bobby Kotick, Chuck Liddell, Howie Mandel, Sal Masekela, Lance Mountain, Andrew and Trina Pascal, Andrew Reynolds, David Spade, Bill Walton, and Shaun White.

“Stand Up For Skateparks has grown immensely over the last eight years, and we are not slowing down,” says Tony Hawk. “There is more fun in store for our Beverly Hills and Las Vegas events in 2011. I can’t wait.”

DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks was launched in Los Angeles in 2004, and has played a critical role in helping the Tony Hawk Foundation bring quality, accessible skateparks to youth in 481 communities nationwide. Stand Up For Skateparks is also made possible through the support of Ex Drinks, Mondrian Los Angeles, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Activision, Quiksilver Foundation, Tech Deck, Kohl’s, Sweetwater Video, and T-Mobile USA.

Information about DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities, is available at There you can also view some one-of-a-kind auction items, including signed memorabilia, unique experiences, and much more!

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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 $3,872,350 to 481 communities. 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

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