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.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential Long Term Impact
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.
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.