Tony Hawk Partners With Colossal Management for Competition Benefitting the Skatepark Project
Tony Hawk's Skatepark Hero brings together skateboarders for a chance to roll with the Birdman himself
PHOENIX, March 21, 2023 (Newswire.com) - You don't have to be in the skateboarding scene to know and love the legend Tony Hawk. Not only is he the most accomplished professional skateboarder, but he is an innovator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and all-around good guy. By 14, he'd turned pro, and by 16, he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. He was world champion 12 years in a row and is a 16-time X Games medalist. In 1999, he became the first skater to ever complete a 900, the holy grail of vert skating. He has invented over 100 tricks but retired from competition in 1999, with a few relapses. And although he no longer competes, he remains active in promoting the sport skating demos and making appearances worldwide. He has created a Tony Hawk brand that includes Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys, in addition to his billion-dollar video game franchise, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. And in 2002, Tony launched his charitable organization, The Skatepark Project.
Now, it's time to roll with the legend. Colossal Management is stoked to announce a legendary partnership with Hawk to raise awareness and donations for The Skatepark Project. Colossal is changing the face of professional fundraising by running online competitions that benefit many different people.
In this case, there will be two winners. A "People's Choice," where one fan favorite will capture the hearts of the public and be voted the Skatepark Hero of 2023, obtaining a once-in-a-lifetime prize including $10,000 and a skate session with Tony himself. And if that isn't exciting enough, one talented skater will be deemed "Tony's Pick," where Hawk will choose one skater with the most creative boardslide and/or lipslide. All entrants will have the opportunity to work on and perfect these tricks throughout the Competition.
Tony Hawk's Skatepark Hero will be operated by Colossal as part of a fundraising campaign on behalf of DTCare. Donations from votes cast during the Competition will go directly to DTCare, which will then grant the donations to The Skatepark Project, minus Competition fees and costs, to help underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. Colossal is proud to support this organization in their mission to issue grants to low-income communities by building quality public skateparks and providing guidance to city officials, parents, and children.
"Skateboarding has more depth than just sport. It's about inclusivity, creativity, and community," Hawk says.
Source: Colossal Management, LLC