Old Skateboards Become New Skateparks
Tony Hawk and top skaters team up with award-winning recording artists to benefit at-risk youth.
6/28/12 (Los Angeles, CA)
– What do pro skaters do with the boards they skate and destroy? They turn them into skateparks.
Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ben Harper have come together to recruit their friends in the skate and music worlds for a very special project. A member of the nonprofit Tony Hawk Foundation Board Of Directors, Harper conceived the idea to use pro skaters’ old decks to write song lyrics on and raise funds to build positive recreational outlets for at-risk youth.
“I've always felt that skateboards are one of the best canvases for art, and noticed that wear and tear only made them look cooler,” said Harper. “I was at Tony’s place and saw a note that a friend of Tony's had written on a board that had been skated. And being a musician and a skater, it just seemed obvious.” more»