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Tony Hawk Foundation Awards $150,000 In Skatepark Grants

May 17 2006 / Wednesday

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At its first meeting of 2006, the Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors voted to award $150,000 in grants to 19 public-skatepark projects in the U.S. Formed in 2002 by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, the Foundation has helped hundreds of communities address the need for safe, quality places for kids to skate. Through grants and its Technical Assistance program, the Foundation provides advisory and financial aid to low-income communities developing free, public skateparks.

Skateboarding is one of the fastest-growing sports today, and has been widely recognized as a safe and healthy activity. Currently only about 2,000 skateparks serve the needs of more than 13-million skateboarders in the U.S. While municipalities are eagerly pursuing skateparks of their own, most have no experience developing the specialized facilities. The Tony Hawk Foundation Technical Assistance Program offers help to ensure that the parks are properly designed and built.

Since 2002, the Tony Hawk Foundation has awarded 291 skatepark grants, worth more than $1.3-million. The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets twice annually to review grant applications from municipalities and community groups pursuing public skateparks. The Board favors projects that demonstrate the greatest need, significant involvement of skaters at every step of the skatepark process, and a commitment to hiring experienced skatepark specialists to ensure a quality park. Of the 100 projects that applied, the following were awarded grants this term.

Thanks to the THF for doin' the right thing!


8 Comments Tony Hawk Foundation Awards $150,000 In Skatepark Grants

  1. yeah tony i from poland poland is shit skatepark :(;(;(;(

    sekora skate
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  2. that's cool :)

    kristine
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  3. Big deal. Tony Hawk has sold over 1 Billion Dollars in video games; $150,000 is 0.00015 of a percent of 1 Billion. Gee thanks Tony, Activision, Jeep, Cartoon Network, etc. You guys are the best,, thanks for sharing the wealth. $150,000?, huh, Tony has that in his sock drawer. Don't believe the hype! Tony Hawk is a sell out!

    aj
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  4. Hey "aj" dont be hatin on tony. Hes the man! (not comparaded to Shecky though...haha!) dont be mad at him just becuase yur a poser and cant skate so u have to make fun of the poepl that actually can! so go take off yur trainings wheels on yur board and then talk sh!t

    Mike
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  5. Peace - Mike a.k.a Shecklers 1# Fan!

    Mike
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  6. Yeah "aj", u sk8 poser, dont be hatin on Tony or ill kick ur ass bitch!!

    sk8er
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  7. I can't help it if Tony Hawk is a sell out. Nobody can touch him on a board, but he's a sell out and only skates for money.

    aj
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  8. everyone has to have an oppinion!
    is that's ajs opinion, fine!
    if you say what you feel you don't necessary have to be a hater, poser, gay or something..
    and no, i'm not talking about that sheckler mania..that is gay..

    mecha
    Posted: 8 years ago,

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