The 16,000-square-foot Hilltop Skatepark in San Francisco replaces an old skatepark originally built in 1979. Photo by Miki Vuckovich
Now is the time to turn in your application for a skatepark building grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The Foundation only accepts applications from communities twice a year. The current application period is live on the foundation’s Web site and will be open until January 16, 2017.
THF funding won’t pay for the whole park, but as many cities have found out, getting a Tony Hawk Foundation grant really helps jumpstart fundraising.
“The value of winning the Tony Hawk Foundation Grant cannot be measured by sheer numbers,” said Sarah Anderson, who led the Nyack, New York public skatepark to its grand opening in 2015. “The esteemed THF grant not only filled the skatepark coffer, it legitimized the project in the eyes of the public and activated donors, both public and private, to carry us forward to the finish line.”
For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump or click here.
Adidas Skateboarding celebrated the launch of their Snoop Dogg and Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales’ limited edition LA Stories footwear and apparel collection at Randy’s Donuts on Monday, December 5, 2016, with a “lowrider show paying homage to Snoop and Gonz’s deep Los Angeles connection and history.”
adidas Skateboarding hosted an old school West Coast day party that included a special DJ performance by Snoop Dogg, the ‘LA Stories’ collection on display, and a lowrider show that also featured Snoop’s custom lowrider that was painted by Gonz, whose art is featured throughout the ‘LA Stories’ capsule collection. adidas Pro team riders Daewon Song, Na-Kel Smith, Tyshawn Jones, and Jack Fardell alongside influential tastemakers, industry executives, prominent media, and ecstatic fans, also enjoyed specially prepared Snoop x Gonz donuts fresh from the oven compliments of Randy’s Donuts.
Doesn’t seem possible to manufacture a better event, right? Atiba Jefferson and Skin Phillips were even there. We just wonder how Snoop really feels about his new Gonz paint job?
Someone at Burton loves dead people. We’ve said before that it was because they were much easier to do deals with. But we’re not sure that’s the only reason. Over the past few decades the company has done collaborations with Andy Warhol (who is dead), Bob Marley (who is dead), and now they’re getting in the ring with Muhamad Ali (who is also dead) with the Ali x Burton The Greatest Snowboard.
When pioneers see eye-to-eye, it’s only fitting to step into the ring and celebrate with a knockout. Thus the Ali x Burton collaboration brings two legacies together with a limited release board in honor of the People’s Champion, the Greatest, Muhammad Ali.
Wonder if this boards floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee? Truthfully, we’ll never know. But we do begin to wonder how much longer it will be before they do a Hugh Hefner model.
Adidas Skateboarding has pulled together Snoop Dogg and Mark Gonzales together for a new limited edition collection called LA Stories. The collection includes “a limited edition sneaker, hoodie, long-sleeve shirt and t-shirt accented with nostalgic Southern California iconography.”
The collection is inspired by the the duo’s deep connection to Los Angeles style beginning with a customized Matchcourt Mid. Constructed with a full-grain, buttery cream leather upper, the shoe features the iconic three stripes in a blue hue, custom sockliner, gold eyelets and is detailed with signature artwork by Gonz on the outsole. In the 90s, plaid flannels were wardrobe staples for Snoop and Gonz and the digitized plaid tongue and heel overlay designed straight from Gonz’s iPad was its inspiration. Gonz’ custom artwork also appears on the limited edition hoodie, long sleeve shirt and t-shirt featuring lowriders and graffiti lettering.
The shoes retail for $85 and the clothing pieces start at $30 and will be available at Adidas.com and a select specialty skate retailers. In other words, you can get these at the outlet mall.
You have four days left to enter to win the chance to skate with the original Bones Brigade as they celebrate their 30th Anniversary at a secret Southern California location on September 30, 2016.
How do you enter? Click here and then each time you donate $10 to the Tony Hawk Foundation, you are entered to win a spot. The more you donate, the more chances you have. Here’s what you’ll win:
All-day excursion to participate/bear witness to BONES BRIGADE history being made at a secret Southern California location on Friday, September 30, 2016 (Guests will meet in Los Angeles).
Dinner with the Bones Brigade
A load of swag from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the BONES BRIGADE
A professional photographer will capture the experience, and photos will be made available to guests after the event
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this experience will benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation to further its mission to bring free public skateparks to at-risk youth throughout the U.S. Oh, and if you’d don’t like risk and want to be sure you’re at the event, you can purchase two spots for $7,000. Click the link for more info.
Thanks to a little Sony marketing promo, Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki got to ride in the Zero G plane for some skateboarding in space. . . sort of. You’ll see. And if you want to take the same ride it only costs $4,950.
TMZ.com says that Bad Things drummer Lena Zawaideh is suing bandmate Shaun White for among other things “inappropriate and sexually harassing and suggestive comments.”
Zawaideh also claims White forced her to rehearse while sick, demanded she cut her hair before a show in France … and ultimately stopped paying her because he felt she didn’t need the money. . . Zawaideh says White owes her more than $42k in back payments — but she wants A LOT more than that now … because she’s suing for punitive damages.
So far “White’s people” have not gotten back to TMZ. Reminds us of that line about every dollar being a problem.
Apparently, Bam Margera has reached that age when waking up every morning with a hangover just isn’t all that fun any more and everything he eats just loads on as fat. So what does Bam do? Another reality show, only this one is called Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn’s. Good to see he’s still getting paid, that his mom April is still cool, and that Bam may not OD just yet.