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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tony Hawk on board for skate park fundraiser

Tony Hawk on board for skate park fundraiser

Tony Hawk and other skaters will perform, along with singer-songwriter Ben Harper. The day also will include interactive activities, games, food and live and silent auctions.

Hawk said the idea is to enable underserved segments of the community to have their own skate parks

There is as much interest in skateboarding as there is in traditional sports, and the kids who choose to do it don't have much support," Hawk said. "They don't have facilities. It's not really encouraged by communities -- if nothing else, they're told not to skate in public areas. It doesn't give them any sense of self-confidence. If anything, it might encourage them to do something more subversive and harmful."

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Thursday, November 03, 2011 


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