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Hawk goes to DC for youth sports

Updated: October 13, 2011, 3:15 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk descended on the nation's capitol earlier this week to meet with lawmakers and throw a spotlight on a major casualty of these tough economic times: funding for school sports programs.

During his lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., Hawk, 43, also met with Shaw Middle School kids, who are on the verge of losing their sports funding because of national budget cuts. Recent studies have revealed that since 2009, youth sports budgets across the country ...

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