“The Pine Ridge Skatepark collaboration is only the beginning a long and sustained friendship.  The goal is to build a park on every reservation in the country.  We’ve already seen what it’s done in Colorado, New Mexico and St. Ignatius, Montana.  It is time to get everyone in the skate industry on board.” — Jeff Ament, Pearl Jam

“The Tony Hawk Foundation has been empowering communities to create free public skateparks in challenged communities across the U.S. for over ten years. In that time we’ve helped fund over 500 skatepark projects in all 50 States. When our Board of Directors saw the situation for youth in the Pine Ridge community, and the work that local advocates and skaters had done to plan a skatepark as one solution, not only did they vote to support the project, but two members individually donated to it. That was a first. And the short time it took for the Pine Ridge skaters to turn the donation into an actual skatepark was a lesson in expedience. That skatepark is serving a terrific community that has benefited greatly from the work of its youth and their supporters.”— Miki Vuckovich, Executive Director, Tony Hawk Foundation