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Celebs Raise Money For 9th-Annual Stand Up For Skateparks Benefiting The Tony Hawk Foundation.

Wed, October 10, 2012 6:20pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment

Action-Sports Legends and tons of celebs came together to raise money for the 9th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Presents Stand Up For Skateparks Benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation. And it was a complete success!

To the crowd’s delight, skateboarding legends Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Kevin Staab, Mitchie Brusco, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Lincoln Ueda, and BMX icons Jamie Bestwick and Mat Hoffman took command of the Vert Demo with an aerial display the 1,000 guests will not soon forget.

Fueling the energy and excitement during the Vert Demo was DJ Z-Trip, whose performance seemed to only take the athletes to greater heights. Following the Vert Demo was a special live musical performance by the platinum-selling alternative-rock band, Jimmy Eat World. The action-packed event all came together in an effort to raise funds to build free, quality public skateparks for youth in low-income communities.

The best part of the event was that The Tony Hawk Foundation raised a total of $979,000 on Sunday at its Stand Up For Skateparks celebrity fundraiser!

“Every year we try to make the Stand Up For Skateparks event bigger and better while raising funds for the Foundation, and we definitely accomplished that this year more than ever,” said Tony Hawk adding, “It is always refreshing to see the enthusiasm from top athletes, celebrities, sponsors and attendees who support the Foundation’s mission to provide free, quality skateparks in low-income communities. It makes a tremendous impact in kids’ lives, and I am truly grateful for their support.”

So HollywoodLifers, For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation’s Web site at You can also visit THF on facebook at, on Twitter @THawkFoundation, and on Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation.

Russ Weakland