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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Charlotteville, VA

Kids Building Communities

The evidence is clear—youth need more recreational opportunities, as the number of overweight and obese youth has more than tripled since 1980 (

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Skatepark Grants Available

ntering its fourteenth year supporting at-risk youth, the Tony Hawk Foundation has opened its application for grants to help fund the construction of free, public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S.

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Cash For Concrete

Communities seeking to build public skateparks for their growing number of skateboarders and BMXers have an ally in the Tony Hawk Foundation. And they have until midnight, February 1 to apply for grant funds from the foundation to help build their park.

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