Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and BMX rider Rick Thorne have joined forces to honor the life and legacy of Tyre Nichols. The two have come together to create limited edition autographed photos, with half of the proceeds going to the Tyre Nichols Memorial Fund.
Tyre Nichols was a 29-year-old skateboarder, FedEx worker, and father to a 4-year-old boy. He died in January after police stopped him for a traffic violation and beat him. Video of the incident showed officers holding him down and repeatedly punching, kicking, and striking him with a baton.
In response to this tragedy, Hawk and Thorne are raising money to benefit the Tyre Nichols Memorial Fund, which includes plans to build a public skatepark in his honor. The limited edition photos can be purchased on Thorne’s website for $30 and only 1,000 copies are available for sale.
This is an incredible opportunity to support a great cause and honor the memory of Tyre Nichols. Hawk and Thorne have shown that they are dedicated to making sure his legacy lives on. By purchasing one of these photos, you can help make that happen.