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Standing up for skateparks

Tony Hawk talks about the 9th annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit

Updated: October 9, 2012, 12:47 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN.com

On the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 7, Tony Hawk hosted the 9th annual Stand Up For Skateparks backyard benefit bash at the Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills, Calif. Through ticket sales and a silent auction, this year's event raised $979,000 (including $27,000 to help build a skatepark in the Los Angeles community of San Pedro) for the Tony Hawk Foundation, which works to create public skateparks in low-income communities. In between a halfpipe demo and a Jimmy Eat World concert, Hawk ...

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