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Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne & Of Mice & Men Team With Pro Skaters For Charity Auction


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A number of metal artists have gotten together with the Tony Hawk Foundation, autographing and writing the lyrics of their songs onto skateboards, as chosen by the pro skaters who actually rode them. The foundation said of the aim of the project:

“The Boards + Bands fundraising initiative merges the worlds of action sports and music to benefit the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation. Tony Hawk invited a select group of professional athletes to donate their personally ridden boards and submit the names of their favorite songs. Ben Harper then sent those boards on to the appropriate artists with one simple message: “Please write the lyrics to this skater’s favorite song on his skateboard, and we’ll use it to create more skateparks for kids.”

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These special collaboration boards will be available for bidding on Charity Buzz on August 12th, 2015.

Funds raised through this effort will support at-risk youth through the creation of public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. These free, public skateparks are safe, sanctioned places for youth to come together, form communities, and practice the sport they love in a healthy environment. Funds from Boards + Bands will also support skateboarding programming Internationally.”

Nyjah Huston had Metallica sign his board with the lyrics from “Fade To Black“, Ryan Sheckler had Of Mice & Men sign with the lyrics to “The Depth“, while Riley Hawk had Ozzy Osbourne sign and share lyrics from Black Sabbath‘s “Fairies Wear Boots“.

You can see all the boards and get more details on the auction, which launches tomorrow, August 12th, at Tonyhawkfoundation.org.

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