Tony Hawk: Build A Skatepark In Watts--Match Funds
Goal: $ 20000
No of Donation: 406
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1611-A S. Melrose Drive #360
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.
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.
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.