Pearl Jam, Metallica, U2 and Ozzy Osbourne Contribute Signed Skateboards to Charity Auction

Credit: Danny ClinchA variety of well-known music stars have personalized skateboard decks that are now up for bids as part of the third annual Boards + Bands auction, which benefits a charity founded by famous skateboarder Tony Hawk.  Among the artists who took part in the fundraiser are Pearl Jam, Metallica, U2 and Ozzy Osbourne.

The Boards + Bands sale features skateboards donated by pro skaters, decorated with the lyrics of their favorite song that have been handwritten by the artist or artists who penned the tune.

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament hand-wrote the lyrics to "Nothing As it Seems" on a deck donated by skater Doug Saladino.

James Hetfield signed a board contributed by skater Nyjah Huston featuring lyrics from Metallica's "Fade to Black."

All four U2 members signed a deck that Hawk contributed, and Bono also added some lyrics from "Where the Streets Have No Name."

Osbourne autographed a board featuring lyrics from Black Sabbath's "Fairies Wear Boots," which was contributed by skater Riley Hawk.

Other stars who have contributed personalized skateboards to the auction include Tenacious D, The National and Of Mice & Men. You can bid on the decks at  Bidding is open until August 26.

Proceeds from the sale go to the Tony Hawk Foundation's initiative to create and maintain skate parks in low-income areas around the U.S. Hawk launched the fundraiser in 2012 with musician Ben Harper.

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