SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - If you decided to skip the work day for some time at Belmont Park or along the Mission Beach boardwalk, you may have lucked out.
Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk hit the boardwalk to cruise around and hand out skateboards to promote a collaboration release with Penny Skateboards.
Sales of the board benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build public skate parks in low-income areas.
Along the way, Hawk and a few skateboarders (Justin, Miles, and Travis) stopped to give out the boards and pose for photos with fans and pull off some tricks.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 23, 2017
"Tony!" one bystander called out.
Hawk stopped, "want a skateboard?"
"I tried once and I sprained my wrist," the woman said.
"OK, well, maybe someone can teach you or you can give it to someone who really wants it," Hawk replied before giving the woman a hug and continuing on.
According to the Penny Skateboard website, Hawk and Penny Skateboards partnered to create and sell the boards to "support the creation of skateboard parks in low-income communities."
For more information, visit Penny Skateboard's website here.