(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The legendary Birdman Tony Hawk and his skateboarding team will kick off their Birdhouse Skatebaord MIA to NYC Tour on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Miami-Dade Parks' Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152nd Avenue, in Miami. There will an autograph session with Hawk from 1-2 p.m. inside the park's recreation center, followed by his skateboarding exhibition at the outdoor skate park until 4 p.m. The event is free to watch.
Hawk will be joined by world-class skateboard champions Kevin Staab and Willy Santos, and a host of astounding amateurs, such as Aaron "Jaws" Homoki, Riley Hawk, Shawn Hale, Clint Walker, David Loy, Shaun Gregoire and Elliot Sloan.
The event is presented by Quicksilver and powered by Tech Deck, and features street skating, half-pipe action, finger-boarding, product demos, live entertainment and giveaways.
This will be the only Miami stop on the tour. From here the crew will head to Tampa and Jacksonville before making their way to New York City.
About the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.