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50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

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10: Tony Hawk

Photograph By Miki Vuckovich/THF

While Tony Hawk may be best known for having one of the longest and most prolific careers of any professional skateboarder, his work with his namesake charity organization transcends the sport. To date, the Tony Hawk Foundation has helped build more than 500 public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the U.S., giving millions of kids the chance to skate.