Tony Hawk to be at ShakeAway Opening - the Sweetest Event this Summer

With new locations in La Jolla & Pacific Beach, ShakeAway joins the San Diego community
SAN DIEGO - July 15, 2014 - PRLog -- La Jolla and Pacific Beach residents can expect a cold front in July, but it’s not from the weather.ShakeAway (, the world’s largest Milkshake bar company and the original re-inventor of milkshakes, will be opening two new locations in La Jolla on July 18, 2014 and Pacific Beach on July 19, 2014.

Professional skateboarder and San Diego native Tony Hawk will be at ShakeAway’s soft opening in La Jolla on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hawk will be naming an official milkshake, with proceeds donated to theTony Hawk Foundation (,a nonprofit that helps build skateparks in low income areas. The Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission is to seek to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. ShakeAway’s goal is to raise a minimum of $15,000.

Guests will have the opportunity to enter the Name Your Shake contest, where the lucky winner will get to name their favorite concoction created from 180 flavors and millions of combinations to choose from. The winning shake, which will be chosen based on creativity, will remain on the menu for 60 days. The winner will also receive a store gift card.

ShakeAway will be hosting a soft opening in La Jolla on Friday, July 18, 2014 and a grand opening event in Pacific Beach on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The first 50 guests will receive a free milkshake and the opportunity to win a $1,000 giveaway. The schedule for each event is as follows:

Soft Opening in ShakeAway La Jolla - 723 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All day - Name Your Shake contest

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Tony Hawk appearance

12:00 p.m. - Ribbon cutting

Grand Opening in ShakeAway Pacific Beach - 909 Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109

July 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All day - Name Your Shake contest

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Opening celebration with live DJ to honor the first serving of a ShakeAway milkshake

11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Street artist exhibit

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Pro skater skateboard showcase featuring Kyle Berard, Christian Sereika, Chris Joslin and Nick Palmquist

*Free skateboard giveaway autographed by pro skateboarders


About ShakeAway

ShakeAway is a chain of Milkshake bar companies based in the UK. ShakeAway is credited as the original re-inventor of milkshakes since 1999 and the world's largest Milkshake bar company, appealing to all ages. ShakeAway has gained a cult status amongst its customers and is now the clear UK and global market leader with international stores now open/planned in 11 countries around the world with many more to follow. For more information,

About Tony Hawk Foundation

A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. THF promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States that promote healthy, active lifestyles, and to International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding.

Domestically, the Foundation’s Skatepark Grant program has awarded over $5.2-million to 544 communities in all 50 states. The Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks.

The Foundation’s International Program has provided technical support and awarded $100,000 to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa (

The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation’s Web site at You can also visit THF on facebook and Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation, on Twitter @THF, and on Pinterest @THawkFoundation.

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