Tony Hawk Foundation

The Tony Hawk Foundation was set up in 2002 as a way to help create more skate parks across the U.S.
Tony Hawk skates for a number of great companies including Adio shoes and has been pushing the bounds of skateboarding over the past 3 decades.He is considered the most influential vert skater of all time and has pulled off some mind blowing innovative tricks including the 900 at the 1999 X-Games.Much of modern skateboarding owes credit to Tony for his skill and dedication to the sport….and for what he has given back to it also.Over the years,Tony has received thousands of email from kids and parents alike nation wide,asking for help to find a legal place to skate where the kids wouldn’t be harassed or even arrested
The Start of Something Great!

.It was out of these letters and emails that Tony Hawk started the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2002.The foundation seeks to support and empower youth specifically through the building and proper maintenance  of good quality skate parks.A main focus of the foundation is to get great skate parks in low income areas across the nation.

In recent years many cities and communities have been building skate parks however many of these are built incorrectly without proper foresight and many issues including unnecessary injury have occured.So the Tony Hawk Foundation provides these communities with proper pre and post construction issues.The parks need funding,support and need to be designed by a professional who knows the ins and outs of skateboarding.This is where the Foundation comes in.

Answering The Call…

They make sure the park is done correctly and meets the needs of all the people using it as to not waste the communities money and every ones time.The Tony Hawk foundation has given over 1.7 million to more then 330 skate parks nation wide! they have also spread out $80,000 in ramp equipment through its ramp affiliates and partners.

The skate parks that the Tony Hawk Foundation have funded serves over 1.5 million kids every year and has been a tremendously positive force in helping kids who want a place to skate. We salute Tony Hawk,the foundation and all people involved for giving back to the communities and for giving so much to the sport of skateboarding.

A great cause and a great foundation.

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