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Tony Hawk raises money for more skate parks

Monday, October 03, 2011
Tony Hawk held a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Sunday to fund public skate parks in low-income communities.

Tony Hawk held a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Sunday to fund public skate parks in low-income communities. (KABC Photo)

A group of lucky kids will have some serious bragging rights at school. That's because they got to hang out with pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk this weekend.

The Tony Hawk Foundation held a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Sunday, called "Standup for Skateparks."

Hawk wasn't the only celebrity in attendance. Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Walton and Shaun White were also there.

The foundation helps fund public skate parks in low-income communities.

"We want to fund more parks obviously, but give bigger grants to parks because right now our biggest grant is $25,000," said Hawk.

"He basically is taking something that has been his passion and his art form and his business and he's giving it all back to these kids. It's fantastic," said Curtis.

Hawk says his next goal is to start building more skate parks in foreign countries.

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