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Posted: October 5, 2011

A Perfect Storm Of Awesome

Within the span of an hour, a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek, Mat Hoffman, Mitchie Brusco, and Lincoln Ueda was followed by an intimate set by the Grammy-winning duo The Black Keys. If you were there, you will remember it forever. If you weren’t, you have a chance to experience another memorable DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event in just a few weeks.

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Posted: September 15, 2011

The Black Keys To Headline Stand Up For Skateparks

Grammy winning artists The Black Keys will headline the upcoming DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit 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.

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Posted: September 9, 2011

Helmets And Skateparks For All

The Tony Hawk Foundation has launched a new initiative to complement its skatepark-grant program and help kids skate safe. The program will put helmets on heads at the more than 400 skateparks the foundation has helped to open across the U.S. And after reviewing dozens of projects, the THF Board Of Directors also announced the latest recipients of grants to help build public skateparks.

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Posted: August 11, 2011

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

Now in its eighth year, the Tony Hawk Foundation’s annual DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit has become a must-see event for families across the U.S. 2011 dates have been announced and TICKETS ARE ON SALE!

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Posted: July 23, 2011

Tony Hawk Foundation Night With The San Diego Padres

[VIDEO] August 19 come to Petco Park for Tony Hawk Foundation Night with the San Diego Padres. Yes, folks, baseball celebrates skateboarding! A portion of proceeds will benefit THF.

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Posted: July 6, 2011

2011 "Skatepark Insider" Released

The 2011 Tony Hawk Foundation newsletter has hit the mailboxes of THF supporters across the country. Now in its second year, Skatepark Insider includes dozens of stats and other news about the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to bring free, quality, public skateparks to at-risk youth in the U.S.

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Posted: June 16, 2011

Tony Hawk Opens Skatepark #400

After more than a decade of promoting the idea of a free, public skatepark in Atlanta, Georgia, skaters there realized the fruits of their labor on Saturday with the opening of the city’s first public skatepark in the Historic Fourth Ward neighborhood.

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Posted: May 16, 2011

A Decade Of Funding Skateparks

Now in its tenth year helping fund public skateparks, the Tony Hawk Foundation launches its Summer 2011 grant season today.

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Posted: May 3, 2011

Brooklyn Skate Jam - Gowanus Grind III

Skaters turned out in full force for Gowanus Grind III, the opening of what is slated to become a full skateboarding plaza within the next several years. Organized by the Friends of Thomas Greene Park, the day's events included a skate competition, free instruction for novice skateboarders, as well as music and t-shirt silk screening for the younger kids.

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Posted: May 2, 2011

Stoked For A Skatepark

The Stevens Point, Wisconsin skatepark was decades in the making, and underscores the tenacity and persistence of local skaters and advocates. A Tony Hawk Foundation grant of $10,000 in 2008 helped make it happen.

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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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