THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SKATEBOARDER IN HISTORY
Tony Hawk, widely regarded as the most influential skateboarder in history, has left an indelible mark on the world of extreme sports. Born on May 12, 1968, in San Diego, California, Anthony Frank Hawk turned his childhood passion for skateboarding into a groundbreaking career that not only revolutionized the sport but also transcended it into popular culture.
Tony Hawk's journey into skateboarding began at the tender age of nine, and by the age of 14, he had turned professional. His unmatched skill, fearlessness, and innovative tricks quickly propelled him to the forefront of the skateboarding scene. Tony's list of accomplishments includes being the first skateboarder to land a "900" at the X Games in 1999, a feat that solidified his status as a pioneer in the sport.
BEYOND THE BOARD
While Tony Hawk's influence is undeniable on the ramps, his impact extends beyond the skateboard. His eponymous video game series, starting with "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" in 1999, became a cultural phenomenon, introducing skateboarding to a broader audience and establishing Hawk as a household name.
TONY HAWK X VGAN COLLAB
In his continuous quest to make a positive impact, Tony Hawk has ventured into unique collaborations that resonate with his values. One such collaboration is with VGAN Chocolate, a brand committed to crafting delectable vegan chocolate that aligns with ethical and sustainable practices.
CHOCOLATE FOR A CAUSE
Tony Hawk's collaboration with VGAN Chocolate has given rise to a delicious and purposeful creation – the "Salty Almond" chocolate bars. These indulgent treats not only satisfy the taste buds but also contribute to a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these chocolate bars is dedicated to The Skatepark Project, a non-profit organization founded by Tony Hawk himself.
THE SKATEPARK PROJECT
Formerly known as the Tony Hawk Foundation, The Skatepark Project aims to promote the development of public skateparks in underserved communities. By providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy, the organization strives to create safe and accessible spaces for youth to engage in skateboarding, fostering a sense of community and physical activity.
Tony Hawk's collaboration with VGAN Chocolate not only exemplifies his commitment to ethical choices but also showcases his dedication to giving back to the global skateboarding community.
WHERE TO FIND US
VGAN chocolates may have started out in a Norway, but now we're spreading into the US and have awesome online and in-store retailers that stock our vegan chocolates! If your favorite retailer doesn’t stock us, ask them until they do!