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Tony Hawk Helps South African Kids Out With Their Skateboarding Skills!!

Skating half pipe

Tony Hawk is a skateboarding phenomenon &  hero to a lot of American kids.But,they are not the only children who admire him. Mr. Hawk is an inspiration to a group of South African kids as well. He just gifted the Indigo Youth Movement with a brand new portable Half-Pipe to practice their skateboarding skills on. Charity is one of the things that makes me like America. It’s really fantastic to see Tony Hawk carry on that great American tradition on an entirely different continent.

Here’s more from Africa News:

“Multi-skateboard world champion Hawk handed over the Half-Pipe, which Laureus has made available to Indigo that will allow more children in the region to access the sport and benefit from the advantages of taking part in the Laureus-supported project.

The new portable, easy to set up Half-Pipe will allow the Indigo project to visit various locations around the region where people currently do not have access to skateboarding.

During his 20-year skateboarding career, Hawk defied gravity with his amazing tricks and became a role model to millions of young people around the world. After seeing the Half-Pipe set up in the Zulu village for youngsters to try out, Hawk said it was a very emotional moment.

He said:

“I first came to Indigo last year and I was amazed what I saw. This is one of the most remarkable skateboard sites in the world. And now I am excited to come back with a new ramp for the kids to enjoy. They are progressing at a rapid rate and I know this new structure will help them push their limits even more. Being able to watch these young people from difficult backgrounds test their skills on this new halfpipe is something that will stay with me forever. I am honored that we are able to provide such a great facility for these kids. It could truly change their lives.” (End of Excerpt) Read the article in its entirety here.

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