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Art of Board to Co-Sponsor Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit

Art of Board to Co-Sponsor Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit

PRESS RELEASE: Beverly Hills, CA (September 10, 2013) – Art of Board, a bi-coastal lifestyle and design company known for its hard surface tiles made from recycled skateboard decks, has announced it will be supporting the Tony Hawk Foundation’s Stand Up for Skateparks benefit for the fourth consecutive year.

The 10th-Annual Stand Up for Skateparks benefit will take place on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills. The event attracts many influential figures in the skateboarding and action sports community, such as Tony Hawk, Travis Pastrana and Shaun White.

“The Tony Hawk Foundation appreciates Art of Board’s continued support of our mission to help create free, public skateparks in challenged communities,” said Miki Vuckovich, Executive Director of the Tony Hawk Foundation. “This is the fourth year that Art of Board has been an integral part of our Stand Up For Skateparks benefit, and we’re grateful for their commitment to the communities we serve.”

In addition to being a Gold Sponsor and making a monetary donation to the cause, Art of Board will be donating various company products to be auctioned off at the skateboarding exhibition and charity event. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission of empowering youth through the creation of free, high-quality public skateparks in low-income communities.

“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with and help the Tony Hawk Foundation raise money for such an amazing cause that’s so close to our own company values,” said Bruce Boul, VP and Co-Founder of Art of Board. “Being a part of Stand Up For Skateparks for the past four years has been a privilege. We’ve gotten to help underprivileged youth in the action sports community and have worked with some of the world’s most-respected skateboarders in the process.”

For more information on Art of Board, please visit www.artofboard.com. To purchase tickets for Stand Up for Skateparks, visit www.standupforskateparks.org.

About Art of Board

Art of Board is a lifestyle and design brand that embodies the creative spirit, freedom and individuality of skateboarding. Art of Board-brand hard and soft goods pay homage to a used skateboard deck’s scratches, gouges and worn graphics – capturing the true soul of skateboarding. Creators of the first-ever skateboard recycling movement, I Ride I Recycle allows skateshops, parks, board manufacturers and individual riders to be part of the brand’s designs by recycling their skateboards instead of tossing them in the trash. The brand’s goal is to keep wood waste out of landfills, support skateshops and parks, and empower youth. By purchasing Art of Board products, customers become part of the movement and help the brand to support various action sports charities. For more information, visit artofboard.com.

About Tony Hawk Foundation:

A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States—with an emphasis on the word “quality.” Since then, the Foundation has awarded $4.4-million to 529 communities in all 50 States. The Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks.

The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. In addition to skateparks, the Foundation also makes donations to other children-related charities, as chosen by its Board of Directors. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also visit THF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tonyhawkfoundation, on Twitter @THawkFoundation, and on Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation.

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