Skateboard Icon Tony Hawk Shows Pittsfield Skaters Some Love
Skateboard legend Tony Hawk recently gave a shout-out to Pittsfield, Massachusetts which will be featured in a new film about skateboarding in the city.
Friends in Pitty is a "nostalgic feature film" created by Kevin Curro. Made on just a $1000 budget, Kevin says the movie is about a group of friends that skateboard together and are all from Pittsfield.
So how does the Tony Hawk cameo play into all this? Curro reached out to the 10-time X-Game gold medalist and asked if he could say something to inspire skaters and others in Pittsfield.
Hawk, one of the most prolific skateboarders in history, is also an entrepreneur and the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. He completed the first documented 900 skateboarding trick in 1999 and is the face of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater one of the most successful video franchises of all time. Hawk is widely considered a pioneer of modern verticle "vert" skateboarding. He retired from competing professionally in 2003 and is regarded as one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. In addition, Hawk has been involved in various philanthropic activities throughout his career and is the founder of the Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps to build skateparks in underprivileged areas around the world.
LOOK: Here are the best lake towns to live in
LOOK: Best Beers From Every State