Tony Hawk skates at White House for Father’s Day

I know this news is old, but I had meant to comment on this when I heard about it…With permission from White House Officials, Tony Hawk does what any skateboarder would be thinking while walking down a hall in the white house….he skateboards down it! Sweet! Hawk, 41, skated in the grand foyer and the nearby Old Executive Office Building and yes, of course he had permission…I cannot believe after Hawk twittered the photo, so many people were commenting how offensive it was to do such an act, that is was disrespectful…..C’Mon people, he got permission and he rolled down a hallway. It’s not like he was trying to damage Whitehouse property. Hawk joined other dads, athletes and celebrities at a Father’s Day forum hosted by President Obama, including NBA players Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards. Hawk has done so many things that I didn’t think I would see him do when I watched him in skate videos when he was a skinny teenager in the 80s. I certainly didn’t think he would be at celebrity status and I didn’t think skateboarding would be where it is today with huge competitions like the X Games, The Dew Tour, The Maloof Cup and all the skateboarding parks around the world…along with June 21, Go Skateboarding Day! We have our own day…it’s just too awesome. Hard to imagine that back in 1991, skateboarding was almost non existent for a little while.
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