Tony Hawk Foundation: Stand Up For Skateparks

It may have been raining, but that didn’t stop celebrities from attending the annual fundraiser benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation! Stand Up For Skateparks was the place to be in Beverly Hills on Sunday October 17, 2010. Attendees got to preview the new Activision video game, Tony Hawk: SHRED, and were also treated to a Vert demo with Tony Hawk on his personal ramp AND a performance by Jane’s Addiction!

The Foundation was established in 2002 by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the USA. Thus far, the Foundation has awarded over 3.2 million dollars to 463 communities. This year’s event included a special Pledge Drive for a skatepark in Long Beach, CA where there is a grassroots community effort to build a park.

If you’d like to learn more or make a donation, please visit the Foundation’s Website at

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk

Perry Farrell, Tony Hawk and Charles Annenberg Weingarten

Perry Farrell, Tony Hawk

Johnny Knoxville, Tony Hawk and Perry Farrell

Perry Farrell

Perry and Etty Farrell with their sons

Dave Navarro

Johnny Knoxville

Chris and Kyle Massey

Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen

Johnny Knoxville and Tony Hawk

Mat Hoffman

Rodney Mullen

Charles Annenberg Weingarten

Rooftop (Mike Escamilla)

Chuck Liddell

Patrick Dempsey

Phil and April Margera

To see all of my photos from the event, visit my website HERE

The following photos are courtesy of the Tony Hawk Foundation.

Tony Hawk flies a frontside air during the Vert Demo at Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks, 10/17/10, Beverly Hills, CA. Photo by Jody Morris

Jane’s Addiction perform at Tony Hawk: SHRED Presents Stand Up For Skateparks, 10/17/10, Beverly Hills, CA. Photo by Jody Morris


About Christy Borgman

Professional photographer specializing in rock 'n roll and live concert/event photography. Visually expressing powerful music is my passion.
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