Monday, 18 January 2021

Tony Hawk surprises skater’s widow with home remodel

Ten years ago, Carlsbad skating legend Tony Hawk lost his best friend when his former skating partner Ray Underhill died of cancer at age 45.

Before Underhill passed, Hawk promised to take care of his family and over the years he has regularly raised money for a foundation in Underhill’s name. This summer, Hawk upped the ante by surprising the family with a major home renovation.

“He’s Uncle Tony and he’s been there from day one,” said Kerry Overman, Underhill’s widow. “He’s been a blessing in my life.”

The multiweek project was captured in a 23-minute video that went live this morning on, a home renovation website. The monthly video series, “My Houzz,” features celebrities like Hawk, Mario Lopez and Olivia Munn surprising friends and family with renovations that use the Houzz website to locate regional designers and contractors, shop for housewares and use software tools to plan projects.


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