Tony Hawk has joined the youth of Watts to create a skatepark that will promote a healthy lifestyle and be an alternative to the crime, gangs, and drugs that pervade their challenged community.
Help Tony Hawk build a skatepark for the youth of Watts, and YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED by the Tony Hawk Foundation.* “To provide a positive alternative to the challenges that face the community, I’ve joined a coalition of community and business leaders to create a landmark skateboarding facility (skatepark) that will give Watts youth a place to be active, creative, and enjoy their sport,” says Tony Hawk.
* The Tony Hawk Foundation will match all Global Giving donations up to $10,000.
This will be a sanctuary for local youth to meet, skate, and enjoy themselves in a safe environment. Top designers and builders will ensure the skatepark will be a landmark that the skaters of Watts and the entire community can be proud of.
This landmark skatepark at the Watts Towers will provide the more than 2,000 local skateboarders a safe, sanctioned place to ride, and provide them a healthy, creative, athletic alternative to gangs, drugs, and crime.
I know first-hand how a young person can learn, grow, and find a sense of identity through skateboarding, and I want to help kids in Watts to have that same opportunity. - Tony Hawk, Professional Skateboarder
Total Funding Received to Date: $20,230
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $20,230
The original project funding goal was $20,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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