Charles Lillo

Tickets On Sale for the 10th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit in Beverly Hills, Presented by SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Charles Lillo

Jon Favreau and Modest Mouse Join Tony Hawk for the Action Sports Festival Benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation.



Tony Hawk, pictured here at the 2012 benefit, will perform with   other top skaters and BMX riders. Photo: Jody Morris


August 22, 2013 (Los   Angeles, CA) – The Tony Hawk Foundation announced it is returning to Beverly   Hills for its 10th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit   Presented by SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at   Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind   action-sports exhibition are on sale now. The event will be headlined by   Grammy nominee Modest Mouse, whose breakthrough album, ‘Good News For People   Who Love Bad News’, has sold over 1.5-million copies.


The SLS Hotel &   Casino Las Vegas (opening in Fall of 2014) is teaming with the Tony Hawk   Foundation as the presenting partner for Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks   benefit. Los Angeles-based SLS property, The Redbury Hotel at Hollywood &   Vine, is the exclusive hotel partner where event guests are encouraged to   stay.


The SLS Hotel &   Casino Las Vegas (opening in Fall of 2014) is teaming with Tony Hawk’s Stand   Up For Skateparks benefit is a family-friendly event that includes games,   food, and live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind items and experiences.   In addition to a special live performance by Modest Mouse, the event will   also feature a Vert Demo with Tony and other skateboarding and BMX icons   riding Hawk’s personal ramp. Proceeds help the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission   to empower youth through the creation of free, quality, public skateparks in   low-income communities.


The SLS Hotel &   Casino Las Vegas (opening in Fall of 2014) is teaming with This year’s event   will be Co-Chaired by Tony Hawk and renowned actor, director, and producer   Jon Favreau. Benefit Committee members include Ron Burkle, Chantal and   Stephen J. Cloobeck, Patrick Dempsey, Leeza Gibbons, Bobby Kotick, Jason Lee,   Tommy Lee, Chuck Liddell, Howie Mandel, Rodney Mullen, Sam Nazarian, Lyn-Z   and Travis Pastrana, Christian Slater, Steve Van Doren, Mark Wahlberg, Lori   and Bill Walton, Shaun White, and DJ-Z-Trip.


Modest Mouse headlines this year's event. Photo courtesy of   Modest Mouse.


Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For   Skateparks is made possible through the generosity and support of SLS Hotel   & Casino Las Vegas, Kohl’s, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Activision, Bravo   Sports, Dynacraft, Lexus, Nixon, SIGG, Sweetwater, The Yucaipa Companies,   Triumph Motorcycles, and RIDE Channel.


Individual tickets and   ticket packages are available for the 10th-Annual Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For   Skateparks Presented by SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. To purchase   tickets, please contact Lily Schwimmer at (760) 477-2479, or to purchase   online visit:   There you can also view some one-of-a-kind auction items, including signed   memorabilia, unique experiences, and much more!


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Tony   Hawk Foundation


A charitable,   non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by   its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide   funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the   United States—with an emphasis on the word “quality.” Since then, the   Foundation has awarded $4.4-million to 529 communities in all 50 States. The   Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots,   community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors   with strong experience designing and building skateparks.


The Tony Hawk   Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise   additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing   contributions from Tony and other entities. In addition to skateparks, the   Foundation also makes donations to other children-related charities, as   chosen by its Board of Directors. For more information or to make a donation,   visit the Foundation’s Web site at   You can also visit THF on Facebook at,   on Twitter @THawkFoundation,   and on Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation.


SLS Las Vegas
  SLS Las Vegas is an all-encompassing, mixed-use resort and casino with more   than 1,600 guest rooms and suites, 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting   space, and a collection of sbe’s acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands.   When it opens in 2014, SLS Las Vegas will provide an approachable experience   that will feature The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya by Starck, a reinvention   of sbe’s original nightlife concept, Shelter, retail by Fred Segal and   additional brands currently in development. For more information, visit