Tony Hawk Lands The 900 For His Foundation Supporters
Having played the Tony Hawk Foundation’s first benefit in 2004, the re-united blink-182 took a break from their current North American tour to honor Tony’s invitation to perform at the sixth-annual Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up for Skateparks event. But blink-182 wasn’t the only great comeback story of the day—Tony also landed the elusive 900 during a vert demo that saw contest-winning performances by Hawk and fellow skaters Bucky Lasek, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Andy Macdonald, Lincoln Ueda, and Kevin Staab, plus BMXers Simon Tabron and Coco Zurita, as well as some ramp-top cheerleading from Tom Green and Fred Durst.
The sixth-annual Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit returned to the exclusive Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills, California to raise critical funds for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to bring free, quality public skateparks to youth in low-income areas across the U.S. But that’s where the resemblance to previous Stand Up events ends. In addition to the amazing Vert Demo and blink-182 performance, the family-centric action-sports carnival featured all-new games, activities, plus unique auction items like a “Hawkized” 2010 Ford Mustang GT customized by Galpin Auto Sports and DUB. Guests mingled with stars like Tommy Lee, Tom Green, Danny Way, Victoria Beckham, Chris “Big Black” Boykin, Jon Favreau, Mat Hoffman, Chuck Liddell, Terry Kennedy, Fred Durst, Johnny Knoxville, Travis Barker, Erik Estrada, Verne Troyer, Tom DeLonge, Perry Farrell, David Spade, Mark Hoppus, Paul Rodriguez, Jr., and event emcee Sal Masekela.
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