Ben Harper writes the lyrics to Burn One Down on X Games Champion Bob Burnquist's personal skateboard. This skateboard and many other collaborations from top skaters and Grammy Award-winning artists are being auctioned to benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation and its mission to bring free public skateparks to at-risk youth throughout the U.S. www.boardsandbands.org
Balboa Skatepark creates space for skater community - Chris Jatoft, 22, transfers from the bowl to the quarter pipe at the Balboa Skatepark opening ceremony Saturday, September 29, 2012. Hundreds came to skate at the new park and hear live music. Photo by Andy Sweet / Xpress
Ben Harper + Christian Hosoi Lyric Skateboard, Tony Hawk Foundation - The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth in disadvantaged communities. The Foundation supports the creation of public skateboard parks that promote healthy, active lifestyles.