Saturday, September 12, 2009
Corey Duffel, Nick Dompierre, and Chris Cole have all been confirmed to join the rest of the skaters at the Salt Lake City Dew Tour stop coming September 17-20. Catch it on TV or right here on skateboarding.com. And if you saw what we did with our Best Trick contest in Portland, you’re gonna want to make sure you don’t miss what we’ve got panned for SLC. It’s gonna be another epic one!
2009 VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN PRESENTED BY ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK COMING SEPTEMBER 26
Join Vans on Saturday, September 26 to see top pros and ams vie for their piece of $85,000, as the 5th Annual Vans Downtown Showdown invades Paramount Studios’ Back Lot. With top skateboard companies and their riders submitting design ideas for one of four custom obstacles to be built against the Brooklyn brownstone movie set, the Vans Downtown Showdown is always one of the most unique contests of the year.
Two Chances To Support Public Skateparks
Tony Hawk Foundation Brings Its Celebrity Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit To Beverly Hills And Las Vegas.
The Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit returns to Beverly Hills on October 11 to help the Tony Hawk Foundation bring free, quality public skateparks to low-income communities across the U.S. On November 7, the star-studded event then travels to the Wynn Las Vegas for its debut in the City Of Lights.
Now in its sixth year, Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks is the Tony Hawk Foundation’s annual family-centric action-sports carnival, featuring games, activities, food, auctions, A-list celebrities, special musical performances, and a Vert Demo with Tony and a crew of top-pro skaters and BMX riders on Tony’s personal ramp. An established must-see event in Beverly Hills, this will be the first time Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks comes to the Las Vegas Strip.
Joining Tony on the event’s Benefit Committee are Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Travis Barker, Ron Burkle, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Eisner, Jon Favreau, Lorenzo Fertitta, Frank Fertitta III, Jeff Fine, Robin Greenspun, Mia Hamm, Mat Hoffman, Kathy Ireland, Bobby Kotick, Chuck Liddell, George Maloof, Andrew Pascal, Shaun White and Elaine Wynn.
Each Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event will include a special Pledge Drive to raise funds for the construction or improvement of a local skatepark in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas. Past recipients of Pledge Drive funds include public skatepark projects in Compton, California, New York City, and the military community of Tierrasanta in San Diego, California.
For more information about Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks, or to purchase tickets, visit standupforskateparks.org.
DONATE: Text the word RIDE to 90999 to donate $5 to the Tony Hawk Foundation. Or visit our How To Donate page for other ways to contribute to our mission.