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April
2012

Rowayton's Pinkney Park in the News

Rowayton's Pinkney Park in the News

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk held a "Twitter Hunt" Sunday April 15th, and one of the hunt prizes was hidden in Rowayton's own Pinkney Park.

In his Twitter feed, Hawk listed more than 80 cities in 45 states and around the world where prizes were hidden for the scavenger-style stunt. He gave clues on his Twitter account and his followers had to hunt for the prizes, which included autographed skateboards, skate gear, golf gear, bicycles, video games, smart phones, clothes, audio equipment snacks and gift certificates.

When hunters found a prize, they tweeted a photo to Hawk who crossed off the town on his hunt site and posted the win on Twitter.

Hawk tweeted: "ROWAYTON, CT: In Pinkney Park, you must find the woman with daffodils -- she has the final clue for you! Photo Clue #THTH." A local family won and tweeted their celebratory photo to Hawk.

Hawk started the event after he saw how quickly news travels via Twitter, according to USA Today. "One day on his way to the ramps, he hid a skateboard and tweeted that the first person to findit could keep it. Ten minutes later, he got a response. Now, Hawk's Twitter hunt is an annual event," the article said.