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Tony Hawk donates photo proceeds to Tire Nichols Foundation

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has said he will donate half of the proceeds from autographed photos of himself and BMX rider Rick Sloan to the Tyre Nichols Memorial Fund.

“These proceeds will go to the Tyre Nichols Memorial Fund, which includes plans to build a public skate park in his honor. I continue to be saddened,” Hawke tweeted on Friday.

Photos are available for purchase on Thorne’s website for $30. Only 1,000 copies will be sold.

According to Thorne’s website, half of the proceeds from the autographed photo will be donated to Nichols’ memorial fund to “help his family, build a memorial skatepark in his name, and honor his love of skateboarding.” increase”.

Nichols was a 29-year-old skateboarder, FedEx employee, and father of a 4-year-old boy.

He died on January 10 after police stopped him for a traffic violation and beat him. The video, released after pressure from Nichols’ family, shows officers holding him down and repeatedly punching, kicking and batoning him.

Six officers have since been fired and charged. His one other officer has been suspended but has not been identified.

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