Tony Hawk Building Skateboards in Challenged Neighborhoods

Tony Hawk doing a trick on a skateboard
From the Guardian/US article

It’s the last Friday of the month–time for the monthly We Are the World Blogfest. This month I’m highlighting an article about the 588 skateboard parks opened around the US by funding from the Tony Hawk Foundation. I am neither a fan nor a skateboarder (more than a little too old for that  😉 ). Still, most people know the name of the legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.

Skateparks aren’t cheap; the foundation donated $5.7 million to build those parks. The article that explains all this, includes other ways for people to help communities support youth.

Cohosts for this month’s WATWB are: Belinda Witzenhausen, Sylvia McGrath, Sylvia Stein, Shilpa Garg, Eric Lahti. Please visit their sites for more good news articles like this one. 

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5 thoughts on “Tony Hawk Building Skateboards in Challenged Neighborhoods

  1. I’ve never met the guy, but my cousin got to meet him a few times when he was designing levels for the Tony Hawk game. Apparently, he’s a pretty great guy. Good to see he’s still doing some good. I’m getting a little old for skating, but I’ve still got my board and still hop on it every now and then.

  2. Great share my friend! I’ve just returned late last night so I’m playing catch up and where else should I begin but here? 🙂 My bad, no contribution this past month from me, but hey, I worked really hard had not working for a month. 🙂

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