DC has signed a multi-year deal as title sponsor of Street League Skateboarding’s DC Pro Tour. click read more for the full press release.
After an amazing inaugural series in 2010, DC is proud to announce it is returning as the title sponsor of Street League Skateboarding’sâ„¢ DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy. Look for the 2011 contest series to kick off May 7th in Seattle, WA before making three more stops across the United States this summer.
â€œThe DC Pro Tour is the only place you’re going to see the best 24 skateboarders in the world competing,â€ said Anton Nistl, DC’s President. â€œWe really want to be invested in this type of event at the highest level. Skateboarding is DC’s past, present, and future. We’re excited to show our commitment to skateboarding and Rob’s vision through a multi-year partnership with the biggest and best series in skateboarding.â€
Created by DC pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, Street League Skateboardingâ„¢ is the only league of its kind exclusively for street skateboarders. This game-changing and influential street skateboarding competition is growing even bigger this year, expanding to a four-stop event that spans the United States. Competition dates and locations include – May 7- 8 at Key Arena in Seattle, WA; June 11- 12 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO; July 16- 17 at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ; and the championship on August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This yearfans will be able to attend two days of skateboarding events in each city, as the qualifiers will also be open to the public. The entire series will be broadcast nationwide live on ESPN and espn2.
The 2011 season will feature the 24best skateboarders in the world competing against each other on real plaza courses at four different event stops. Stakes will be higher this year, with the athletes going head-to-head for a groundbreaking $1.6 million prize purse. Fans can expect to see DC pro skateboarders competing amongst the world’s best. DC will be invading all of the venue cities and engaging with fans inside and outside of each venue.
â€œKnowing DC is on board for the next few years is truly special for me and for the league,â€ said DC pro skateboarder and Street League Skateboardingâ„¢ creator Rob Dyrdek. â€œThis is clearly a sign of DC’s continued commitment to supporting skateboarding at the forefront of the brand’s initiatives, and provides Street Leagueâ„¢ with a foundation for making an even larger impact in the next few years.â€
Leading up to the series kick-off, DC will give fans exclusive inside access to the world of Street League Skateboardingâ„¢ with news updates, photos and videos at http://www.dcskateboarding.tv, as well as on Facebook and Twitter (http://www.facebook.com/DCShoes and http://twitter.com/dcshoes.) Fans in each city should check out DC’s Facebook and Twitter pages for exclusive prize packs, ticket giveaways and local updates on athlete autograph signings.
Be sure to check DC’s website and social networking pages for the latest news on the DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy, Rob Dyrdek, and DC’s Skate team.