Tony Hawk

Legendary Skateboarder, Entrepreneur & Founder, The Tony Hawk Foundation

Now the most recognized action sports figure in the world, Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth.

In 1999, he became the first skater to ever complete a 900, and shortly thereafter, teamed up with Activision to launch Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, now a billion dollar video game franchise. He has created a Tony Hawk brand that includes Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys, authored a New York Times bestseller, and his 900 Films production company launched The RIDE Channel, the most popular skateboarding destination on YouTube. Most recently, Tony partnered with brand marketing veterans to co-found D/CAL, a brand consultancy and creative ad agency based in Detroit and San Diego.

His Tony Hawk Foundation has given away over $7.9 million to 611 skatepark projects throughout
the world.