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April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Street League Skateboarding (
SLS) is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with
Nike SB that supports the mission of elevating professional skateboarding worldwide with the SLS Nike SB World Tour. Nike SB will focus on evolving the fan and athlete experience at each North American arena stop of the tour including Sprint Center in
Kansas City, MO on
Rose Garden Arena in
Portland, OR on
July 14th, and Prudential Center in
Newark, NJ on
August 25th for the SLS Super Crown World Championship.
"Nike SB is committed to inspiring and supporting skateboarders around the world," said
Melanie Strong, Sr Director of Global Brand for Nike SB. "This is a true partnership and testament to Street League Skateboarding in that we are celebrating skateboarding on the grand stage and making this journey accessible to all fans and skaters."
"Nike SB's dedication to skateboarding and their trademark innovation make them an ideal partner for SLS and will become a driving force in the evolution of Street League in the years to come," says
Brian Atlas, General Manager of SLS. "To have their support in establishing the most premium Street League experience is a perfect storm for the riders, the SLS platform and our fans."
The SLS Nike SB World Tour features a standard format and championship qualification point system across a seven-stop series including international events in
Germany. The series features twenty elite pros competing for the largest cash prize purse in professional skateboarding history, with the winner of each stop of the world tour receiving a first place prize of
$100,000. Winners at each stop also earn a golden ticket to the SLS Super Crown World Championship, where the 1
st place prize check doubles to
$200,000. Each stop of the 2013 SLS Nike SB World tour will be televised live on ESPN/ESPN2.
For more information, visit SLS at
www.streetleague.comNike SB Nike SB is dedicated to serving skateboarders, delivering product innovation and creating new consumer experiences. Since 2001, Nike SB has supported a diverse team of inspirational pros and upcoming amateurs
who continue to meet the demands of a constantly evolving sport. With influence in all corners of the world, Nike SB is uniquely suited to bring skateboarding to new audiences and grow the sport globally. Based at Nike headquarters in
Beaverton, Oregon, Nike SB is obsessed with finding new ways to support the skateboarder by championing innovation and individuality. For more information, visit
www.nikeinc.com and follow
Street League Skateboarding Street League Skateboarding (SLS) is the first-ever professional league for street skateboarding. The SLS Nike SB World Tour features 20 of the world's most exciting street skateboarders competing in an easy-to-follow, instant scoring format on one-of-a-kind concrete skate plazas, all for the largest prize purse in skateboarding history. Each stop of the 2013 SLS Nike SB World Tour will air on ESPN or ESPN2, including 11 live broadcasts available in more than 198 countries.
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