EDIT: This story has been updated with the correct date of Allyson Felix’s speech. We regret this error.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)- Star skateboarder and entrepreneur Tony Hawk is among those who were announced for the Thomas Colloquiom On Free Enterprise Lecture Series at Youngstown State University.
YSU announced on its website that Hawk will speak at Stambaugh Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
Hawk is a 12-time world champion skateboarder and a 16-time X-Games medalist. Hawk is known as the first skater to ever complete a 900, the trick known as the holy grail of vert skating.
Hawk helped launch Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, a billion-dollar video game franchise. He also is a New York Times bestselling author who has given over $10 million to skatepark projects throughout the United States.
Tickets will be available on Aug. 15.
Other speakers that are featured later in the series are financial literacy entrepreneur John Hope Bryant (October 13, 2022), Pepsi Co. CEO Indra Nooyi (March 23, 2023), and Olympian Allyson Felix (September 14, 2023).
More information on the lecture series can be found on YSU’s website.