Boards + Bands benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation
Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and Grammy Award-winning musician Ben Harper have invited their friends in the skate and music worlds to join them for this very special Boards + Bands auction
from December 5 - 15. A member of the nonprofit Tony Hawk Foundation Board Of Directors, Harper conceived the idea to use pro skaters’ old decks to write song lyrics on and raise funds to build positive recreational outlets for at-risk youth.
The Boards + Bands fundraising initiative merges the worlds of skateboarding and music to benefit the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation. Hawk invited a select group of professional skateboarders to donate their personally ridden skateboards and submit the name of their favorite songs. Harper then sent those boards on to the appropriate artists with one simple message: “Please write the lyrics to this skater’s favorite song on his skateboard, and we’ll use it to create more skateparks for kids.”
These special collaboration skateboards are available to bid on now in an eBay celebrity auction launching
from December 5 - 15, and will be on display through the end of the auction at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Funds raised through this effort will support at-risk youth through the creation of public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. These free, public skateparks are safe, sanctioned places for youth to come together, form communities, and practice the sport they love in a healthy environment.
Tony Hawk's 1972 Triumph Bonneville T120
hand built custom 1972 Bonneville T120 epitomizes the performance and personality that's bred into every Triumph motorcycle. And you can acquire it while supporting the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to serve at-risk youth.
This classic Triumph’s clip-on handlebars pull the rider forward over the 650cc parallel twin engine for an aggressive, race-style stance. The front brake air duct, exhaust wrap, and minimalist approach exude performance. Its rigid frame also acts as the oil tank, and the slender sprung seat completes the theme.
Auction ends on December 15,
the Tony Hawk's Triumph.
"I cannot stress enough the importance of skateparks in high-risk areas -- they offer kids a safe place to go and something to do that gives them a sense of self-esteem they may never find anywhere else. Once communities get their first park, they almost always build more because they see the enduring positive effects they have on kids. Not to mention the parks get used from dawn to dusk."