Tony Hawk skateboards at The White House

Tony Hawk skateboards at The White House

Tony Hawk took a brief ride at the White House as part of a Father's Day celebration. Hawk skated in the grand foyer and the nearby Old Executive Office Building, with the permission of White House officials, and posted photos to his website and Twitter page. This photo shows Hawk on his skateboard with his hands in the air in what appears to be a hallway.

"...and here is my exit," he wrote in a message on Twitter, which linked to this picture of him skating. "Supposed to return at noon for the First Fathers event if they let me back in." Hawk posted other insights from his Washington visit on his Twitter page, telling fans about eating Frosted Flakes cereal inside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. In another tweet, he says "back at White House, Tweeting live from the Diplomatic Room. Unbelievable."

Tony joined other dads, athletes and celebrities at a Father's Day forum hosted by President Obama. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay helped man the barbecue grills for a White House picnic for the attendees, which included NBA players Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards. "The Prez addressing all of us fathers before we split up to visit DC charities," Hawk tweeted. "D Wade & Etan T make me feel short."

Read all about it in USA Today