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Posted: February 7, 2010

A Hero To Skaters: Randy Stang Supported Us To The Very End

Randy Stang lived so close to the city park in Bay Village, he was used to finding stray Frisbees, golf balls, baseballs, even arrows and rockets in his yard. He let it all slide. Then he heard that a group planned to gather at City Hall four days ago for a public hearing about building a skateboard and biking park in Bradley Park. Randy knew that creating a place for skaters, scooters, skateboarders and BMX bikes would increase the noise, traffic and crowds of teenagers, so he gathered up three pages of notes and carried them to Bay Village City Hall.

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Posted: January 29, 2010

Pop's Gets Its Kids Back

Driven by frustration over the open-air drug dealing at abandoned Pop's Playground in Kensington, Laura Semmelroth walked into the EXIT Philadelphia Skateshop two years ago and asked owner Steve Miller, a total stranger, to build a skateboard park at Pop's.

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Posted: January 22, 2010

Lyons, Michigan Skatepark Ready For Tony Hawk Touch

The village of Lyons doesn’t often get personal attention from famous celebrities. But the work of several local skaters and supportive community members drew both a cash grant and some advice from professional skater Tony Hawk.

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Posted: December 20, 2009

Help Build A Skatepark In Watts

The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors has announced the recipients of its Fall 2009 Skatepark Grant Awards, as well as a special allocation to match, dollar-for-dollar, donations to the Watts Skatepark project in Los Angeles.

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Posted: November 9, 2009

Tony Hawk stands up for Las Vegas skatepark.

The legendary skateboarder partied to raise funds for Freedom Skatepark in East Las Vegas.

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Posted: November 7, 2009

Las Vegas Debut Of SUFS A Success

Skaters in East Las Vegas will see an improved public skatepark in their neighborhood, thanks to the success of the inaugural Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit at the Wynn Las Vegas..

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Posted: October 18, 2009

Q&A with skateboarder Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk is not only the greatest athlete in his sport, but its greatest ambassador as well.

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Posted: October 14, 2009

Tony Hawk stands up for skateparks

Mingling with celebrities is not something I often do on a Sunday morning, but that's where I found myself this past Sunday, attending Tony Hawk's annual Stand Up for Skateparks fundraising event at grocery magnate Ron Burkle's Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Posted: October 11, 2009

Stand Up For Skateparks

Having played the Tony Hawk Foundation’s first benefit in 2004, the re-united blink-182 took a break from their current North American tour to honor Tony’s invitation to perform at the sixth-annual Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up for Skateparks event.

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Posted: September 22, 2009

Skate park construction to begin in April

Harrison’s skate-park committee is alive and well, with plans for construction to begin in April, according to the committee chairman.

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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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