Tony Hawk continues to give back to the community. This past Friday, The Skatepark Project (which was founded by Tony Hawk himself), announced a partnership with Native American-owned garment brand, Ginew, on a limited edition t-shirt and bandana, the proceeds of which will support the creation of a re-designed skatepark on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon.
Tony Hawk's The Skatepark Project Teams Up With Ginew For New Collab
The two are coming together for a good cause
The goal of this project is to raise awareness of the positive impacts of skateboarding in the lives of youth while providing a space that further supports skateboarding within the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
By rebuilding the Warm Springs Skatepark, The Skatepark Project aims to work with the Warm Springs Tribe to create a more inviting space for skateboarders and other members of the community to connect.
As for the merchandise, the limited edition Ginew + SPJ “Warm Springs Skatepark” t-shirt was created in collaboration with artist Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa + Choctaw), and pays homage through the artwork to the community benefiting from the new skatepark, while alluding to endemic skateboarding culture.
The collection is available now via Tactics both online and in stores as the brand has worked with The Skatepark Project since the inception of the project. The pieces will also be available on GinewUSA.com.
Additionally, the project was spearheaded by input from Tactics team riders Daquon Cassaway and Nacho Ponce who both grew up skating the Warm Springs skatepark and are members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. They will continue to be integral to the process of this rebuild and the support of the Warm Springs skateboarding community.
ONE37pm checked in with Steven Paul Judd, an artist who worked on the project to learn a little more about the initiative. Here’s what he had to say:
"When Ginew reached out to me I was stoked to be a part of the project! I grew up in different small towns in Oklahoma and there were zero skate parks, so the 15 year old me is freaking out knowing that I get to be a small part of helping to bring this skatepark to life. The design of the tee and bandana is a nod to the skate brands of the 90s and my memories of skating back then. I didn't have a board from the big brands, but I knew who they were. Also, I wanted to make a design cool enough for anyone to want to wear, and that people will still want to wear even after this skatepark is built."