At 51, Tony Hawk is a dad and businessman, but he still hasn’t given up the sport that made him a household name in the ‘90s. After completing the first known 900 in the sport, he became known as the most famous skateboarder of all time. He also became a hero to millennials when his Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game series debuted in 1999. Setting fame and fortune aside, Hawk shows us in his latest skate edit that family and skateboarding are his top priorities.
Using his platform, Hawk has been working with municipalities and community groups to help them realize their dream of a quality public skatepark in their community through the Tony Hawk Foundation.
“The Tony Hawk Foundation fosters lasting improvements in society with an emphasis on supporting youth in low-income communities through skateboarding programs and the creation of skateparks,” states Hawk. For him, skateboarding was a healthy outlet and a recreational challenge, and it provided a social group of creative, like-minded individuals. It’s also a sport that helped him build confidence, taught him to persevere, and through his mentoring of younger skaters helped him develop leadership skills.