Tony Hawk Foundation Supports Skateboarding Research Project

After sixteen years of helping create more than 500 skateparks nationwide, the Tony Hawk Foundation is looking to build on its success of serving youth. In order to do so, the organization has awarded a $264,000 research grant to the University Of Southern California’s acclaimed Pullias Center For Higher Education to conduct a study about the youth who use skateparks, and what they may need to advance their education or career choices.

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Why Are Skatepark Costs Rising?

We love understanding skateparks and have plenty of enthusiasm for diving into skatepark-related questions. One question that keeps us up at night is: Why are skateparks more expensive today?

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Tony Hawk and a fan shoot a selfie ramp-side. Photo: Colin Vincent

Tony Hawk Skates Surprise Demo In San Francisco

An impromptu session at San Francisco’s SOMA West Skate Plaza last month was broadcast live to over 2.5-million viewers as Tony Hawk and the Birdhouse Skateboards team rolled into the space and onto the screens of facebook Live viewers around the world.

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Tony Hawk Foundation Rewards Youth Advocacy

Youth across the U.S. continue to lead the charge for free, public skateparks in their communities. Skateboarding is now practiced by more than five-million Americans, though it has yet to receive the recognition or level of service afforded more traditional sports.

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