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Hawk's first board to Smithsonian

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Universally considered to be among the most influential people to ever ride a skateboard, Tony Hawk, the first skater to ever land a 900, has made his fair share of history during his time in the public eye.

Now, the first skateboard Hawk ever rode is making a little history of its own.

In an Instagram post Friday, Hawk revealed that his first skateboard is being donated to the Smithsonian during Innoskate, a two-day event June 21-22 celebrating “invention and creativity in skate culture."

It’s not the first time Hawk has ever handed over one of his old decks for the sake of history. In January 2011, he donated a vintage 1980s board to the Smithsonian after the closing ceremony of the “Quiksilver All 80s All Day Vert Challenge.”

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