Tony Hawk: Build A Skatepark In Watts--Match Funds

Goal: $ 20000

No of Donation: 406

 

 

Goal: $ 20000
Amount Raised: $ 20230
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 406
Category : Children
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Contact Number : (760) 477-2479
Address : 1611-A S. Melrose Drive #360
State : Vista
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode : 92081

Challenge

Help Tony Hawk build a skatepark for the youth of Watts, and YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED by the Tony Hawk Foundation.* “To provide a positive alternative to the challenges that face the community, I’ve joined a coalition of community and business leaders to create a landmark skateboarding facility (skatepark) that will give Watts youth a place to be active, creative, and enjoy their sport,” says Tony Hawk. * The Tony Hawk Foundation will match all Global Giving donations up to $10,000.

Solution

The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Through special events, grants, and technical assistance, the Foundation supports recreational programs with a focus on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities. The Foundation favors programs that clearly demonstrate that funds received will produce tangible, ongoing, positive results.
Tony Hawk has joined the youth of Watts to create a skatepark that will promote a healthy lifestyle and be an alternative to the crime, gangs, and drugs that pervade their challenged community.

Long-Term Impact

This landmark skatepark at the Watts Towers will provide the more than 2,000 local skateboarders a safe, sanctioned place to ride, and provide them a healthy, creative, athletic alternative to gangs, drugs, and crime.

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