Tony Hawk uses skateboarding to teach community organizing
Sara Campos remembers being inspired to start skateboarding after playing Tony Hawk videogames on the California family’s PlayStation 2. Campos, 23, who uses they/them pronouns, never dreamed they would be part of Tony Hawk’s charitable work. But last month, Campos was selected for the first class in The Skatepark Project’s fellowship program. The program trains 15 diverse skateboarding enthusiasts in community organizing and project management to be able to build a skatepark in their neighborhoods. “My style was so mechanical that I became an outcast within the skate community, but I did find my own sense of identity and community at the skatepark,” Hawk said.wftv.com
Recall alert: Nearly 13K Tony Hawk helmets sold exclusively at Walmart recalled
Tony Hawk helmet recall Sakar International on Thursday, July 14, 2022, recalled nearly 13,000 Tony Hawk-branded silver helmets, citing the risk of head injury. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)EDISON, N.J. — Sakar International on Thursday recalled nearly 13,000 Tony Hawk-branded silver helmets, citing the risk of head injury. According to the commission, the Tony Hawk Silver Metallic multi-purpose helmets were also provided as replacement helmets for Sakar Dimensions’ Bluetooth Speaker Helmets in March 2022 and now themselves are being recalled. To date, Sakar has fielded zero reports of injuries linked to the recall, according to the recall. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Edison, New Jersey-based Sakar for instructions on receiving a refund in the form of a $40 Walmart gift card.wftv.com
New this week: Camila Cabello, Tony Hawk and 'Tokyo Vice'
"Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off," a documentary about the professional skateboarder's life, debuts Tuesday on HBO Max and on HBO. "Tony is competing against Tony," says fellow skateboarder Lance Mountain in the film. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Camila Cabello, last year's Cinderella, is all about music magic this week. — Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe star in "Tokyo Vice," a HBO Max crime drama described as "loosely" inspired by Jake Adelstein's 2009 memoir, "Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan." "Tokyo Vice," created and written by Tony-winning playwright J.T.wftv.com
Oscars live: Slater, White, Hawk honor 007 for 60 years
94th Academy Awards - Show Tony Hawk, from left, Kelly Slater and Shaun White present a Bond anniversary tribute at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. And more laughs came when Hawk said he intended to say Slater and White are the best in their sports. “The Golden Globes.”— Associated Press’ Jake Seiner___5:10 p.m.Serena Williams and Venus Williams opened the Oscars by paying tribute to their hometown — and introducing Beyoncé. The producer of the Academy Awards says Sunday’s show will strike a balance between being upbeat and fun, while also acknowledging the war in Ukraine. The telecast for the 94th Academy Awards will begin, as usual, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.wftv.com
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk suffers broken femur
Injured: Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk said he injured his femur this week. (Leon Bennett/Getty Images)Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk said he broke his femur and is recovering in the hospital. Hawk has won 16 medals at the X Games during his career, including 10 golds, CBS Sports reported. At the 1999 X Games, Hawk became the first known skateboarder to complete a 900. pic.twitter.com/Y9cB270hqR — X Games (@XGames) March 31, 2020©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
EXPLAINER: This year's four new Olympic sports, broken down
Tokyo Olympics Skateboarding Tony Hawk who is not a competitor, tries out the skate park at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) (Markus Schreiber)TOKYO — (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are introducing four new sports — skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing. ___THE SPORT: KarateWHEN IT DEBUTS: Aug. 5-7WHY IT’S IN THE OLYMPICS NOW: Because it’s coming home for its Olympic debut. Miho Miyahara could kick off the women’s competition on the same day with another gold for Japan. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Sport climbing has been dubbed the epitome of the Olympic motto “citius, altius, fortius” (faster, higher, stronger).wftv.com
Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after house fire
FILE - In this June 25, 2014, file photo, former President Bill Clinton, left, speaks with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh during a forum on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America in Denver. Hsieh, retired CEO Zappos.com, has died. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)LAS VEGAS – Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city's downtown area, has died. “Tony Hsieh played a pivotal role in helping transform Downtown Las Vegas,” Nevada Gov. He genuinely delighted in making anyone and everyone happy.”Skateboarder and entrepreneur Tony Hawk added, “Tony Hsieh was a visionary.
Skateboard legend Tony Hawk on the impact of coronavirus: 'I have lost a lot of business'
I do a lot of skate events and a lot of speaking engagements. So, they've all been obviously canceled," stated Hawk, who spoke to CNBC on the phone from his San Diego, California home. Hawk has been a commentator for Vans Park Series, a skateboarding competition that has been running for five seasons, since 2019. "Obviously, I'd much rather be doing more public appearances on behalf of Vans right now. Life under lockdown has been like "Groundhog Day" for Hawk, who lives with his wife Catherine Goodman and four of their children.cnbc.com
Here's a look inside Tony Hawk's wallet
Tony Hawk is known as one of the world's best professional skateboarders. What's in Tony Hawk's walletHawk carries the essentials, such as credit and debit cards, cash, his driver's license and insurance cards in his wallet. Travel and gift card redemptions are a smart choice since they usually offer some of the best value. For example, 5,000 points with the Platinum Card from American Express are worth up to $50 in gift cards. Early investments also provided a starting point for his various start-ups, such as the Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps create public skateboard parks in low-income communities.cnbc.com
Tony Hawk on skateboarding at Tokyo 2020
(CNN) - The Olympics needs skateboarding more than skateboarding needs the Olympics. That is the message from skateboarding legend Tony Hawk who told CNN Sport's Patrick Snell, "They need the cool factor." Soon after he launched the video game "Tony Hawk Pro Skater," which established one of the most popular franchises in the medium, generating more than $1.4 billion in sales. "Skating has really infiltrated mainstream culture," said Hawk, who is currently the live broadcast commentator for the Vans Park Series. "You go to a skate park and see a kid trying something and suddenly all the other skaters rally around him and encourage him.
This 10-Year-Old Skateboarder With No Legs Is So Good, He Caught the Eye of Tony Hawk
After losing his legs when his bed caught fire as a baby, Max found a new home with his adoptive family in St. Petersburg, Russia. Max's skating and incredible resilience even caught the eye of legend Tony Hawk, who called Max his new favorite skater. Max dreams of being a world-famous skater some day and maybe even competing in the Paralympic Games. And although skateboarding isn't currently a Paralympic event, it just might become one, thanks to Max. RELATED STORIESThis 11-Year-Old Olympic Skateboarding Hopeful Learns Her Tricks by Watching YouTubeWas a Teen Ice Skater Attacked by Her Rival?