Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt Winner Finds Box in San Diego's Balboa Park

This year, I was lucky enough to be a "hider" in Tony Hawk's Twitter Hunt, an annual and international phenomenon where the worlds of social media, skating, and more, intersect. I chose to hide the box (which contained a signed Tony Hawk skateboard deck, Sony Action Cam, one year subscription to Sirius Radio, and more) at the historic Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego's Balboa Park.

The clue I wrote, leading the lucky winner to the Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park

The clue I wrote, leading the lucky winner to the Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park

Just minutes after the clue was posted on Twitter, the lucky winner and his dad emerged on site (see video -- A close second also arrived about five minutes too late, and hopefully her sharp skills will lead to a win in the future).  Adding to the drama of the search was the organ music heard in the video, emanating from the world's largest outdoor organ. I can't be certain who was responsible for the nail-biting accompaniment since the pavilion's door was down, but it was most likely the illustrious Dr. Carol Williams.

It was a thrill to be a part of this event, and I could see and hear the joy and appreciation in this little guy's face and voice after he found the box. Congrats, little shredder!

The lucky winner and his dad, seconds after finding the box

The lucky winner and his dad, seconds after finding the box