TONY HAWK’S PROJECT 8 STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS RAISES IN EXCESS OF $950,000 AT 3rd ANNUAL STAR-STUDDED EVENT
November 5, Beverly Hills, Green Acres Estate
Athletes In Attendance: Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Mike Vallely, Bucky Lasek, Matt Hoffman, Andy McDonald
Celebrities in attendance: Jamie Lee Curtis, Fred Durst, Michael Rapaport, Perry Farrell, Lupe Fiasco, Holly Robinson Peete, Kathy Ireland, David Spade, Kenny G, Jakob Dylan, Jon Favreau, John Fogerty
The Tony Hawk Foundation held its 3rd annual Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Stand Up For Skateparks benefit Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills. With 1,000 guests in attendance, the foundation raised in excess of $950,000.
The family-friendly event featured a vertical skateboarding and BMX exhibition by Hawk and other X Games champions, carnival games and activities, live music by Anarchy Orchestra (with guest appearances by Perry Farrell and Colin Haye) and rapper Lupe Fiasco and a live auction featuring a one-of-a-kind “2007 Tony Hawk Dub Edition Jeep 4-Door Wrangler, first-off-the-line special edition. This is the third year that Activision has come in as title sponsor of this event.
The foundation, whose mission is to help finance and provide guidance in the development of free public skateparks in low-income areas across the United States, has awarded $1.3 million in grants since its inception in 2002.