Tuesday, June 16, 2009
2009 Peace Hero Tony Hawk
Kids for Peace was thrilled to present our 2009 Peace Hero Award to Tony Hawk. Hundreds of people gathered at the beautiful Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas to celebrate this joyous honor. The Kids for Peace children delighted Tony and the audience with a presentation which included our theme song, Peace Pledge and reasons why they chose Tony as their Peace Hero. Tony was acknowledged for being a great role model, for always getting back up whenever he takes a fall, for donating millions of dollars to charity, for building over 400 skateparks through his foundation, for making a career from his fun, for being a great dad, and for inspiring children to follow their dreams. After the ceremony, Tony tirelessly and generously gave autographs and photos. The children were overjoyed!! Tony Hawk is a first class Peace Hero!!!