Nobody has accomplished more in skateboarding than Tony Hawk. After turning pro at 14, Tony has played a lead role in the success of skateboarding the world over. Whether it be starting his own skateboard company, winning 10 X-Games Gold Medals, landing the first 900, his extremely successful ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ video game franchise or packing venues worldwide with fans wanting to catch a glimpse of the Birdman in action Tony is consistently pushing skating to the next level.
As his income reached a level he never could have imagined, Tony made an effort to give back to the subculture that has given him so much. His Tony Hawk Foundation has donated more than $3.2 million to more than 450 skatepark projects throughout the United States. The foundation helps finance public skateparks in low-income areas, providing a safe place to skate and helping young skaters from Marathon, Florida, to Sitka, Alaska, build their self-confidence. Skateparks that received financial assistance from the Tony Hawk Foundation currently serve more than 3 million young Americans annually.