Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and GRAMMY Award-winning musician Ben Harper have come together to create Boards + Bands, a fundraising initiative that merges the worlds of professional skateboarders and iconic musicians to raise significant funds for the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Hawk invited a select group of professional skateboarders to donate their personally ridden skateboards and submit the name of their favorite songs. Harper then sent those boards on to the appropriate artists with one simple message: “Please write the lyrics to this skater’s favorite song on his skateboard, and we’ll use it to create more skate parks for kids.”
The chosen recording artists have hand-written the lyrics on these one-of-a-kind skateboards, creating some cool works of art. The skaters and artists who have collaborated include Bucky Lasek and Adam Yauch, Rodney Mullen and Ben Harper, Jamie Thomas and Bob Dylan, Mike Vallely and Tom Petty, Steve Caballero and Metallica, Bob Burnquist and Ben Harper, Lance Mountain and Jimmy Cliff, and Tony Hawk and Paul McCartney.
The boards are currently on display at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
There’s only ONE more day left to bid on one of the amazing collaborative memorabilia, which are being auctioned at www.BoardsAndBands.org so hurry while you can. The auction ends tomorrow on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7 PM.
Proceeds from the Bucky Lasek/Adam Yauch collaboration boards will specifically benefit a skatepark project in New York City. Since 2002, the Tony Hawk Foundation has helped to fund 512 public skateparks in 50 states.
For more info, go to www.BoardsAndBands.org.