Tony Hawk to be at ShakeAway Opening - New Milkshake Bar Locations to Open in La Jolla and Pacific Beach on July 18 & 19

July 15, 2014

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, will be opening two new locations in La Jolla on July 18 and Pacific Beach on July 19, and legendary skateboarder, Tony Hawk, will be at the La Jolla event.

Professional skateboarder and San Diego native Tony Hawk will be at ShakeAway’s soft opening in La Jolla on Friday, July 18 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Hawk will be naming an official milkshake, with proceeds donated to the Tony 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 also 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 grand opening event in Pacific Beach on Saturday, July 19. 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 10:30am to 7pm
All day - Name Your Shake contest
11:30am to 1pm - Tony Hawk appearance
12pm - Ribbon cutting

Grand Opening in ShakeAway Pacific Beach - 909 Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
July 19 from 10:30am to 7pm
All day - Name Your Shake contest
11-11:30am - Opening celebration with live DJ to honor the first serving of a ShakeAway milkshake
11:30am to 5pm - Street artist exhibit
5-7pm - Pro skater skateboard showcase featuring Kyle Berard, Christian Sereika, Chris Joslin and Nick Palmquist with free skateboard giveaway autographed by pro skateboarders

ShakeAway is a chain of Milkshake bar companies based in the UK credited as the original re-inventor of milkshakes since 1999. 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.

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