MALOOF MONEY CUP PRESENTED BY ETNIES AND MONSTER ENERGY ANNOUNCES TOP 36 STREET SKATERS
World’s Greatest Skateboarding Event to Showcase Most Impressive Group of
Street Skaters Ever Assembled –Sheckler, P-Rod, Koston, Johnson,
Reynolds, Rowley and more.
The Maloof Money Cup — the world’s greatest skateboarding competition airing on NBC and MTV2 this July ≤ announces the top 36 street skaters who will compete in the 2009 event taking place July 10-12 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., during opening weekend of the OC Fair.
Last year’s street competition showcased some of the most progressive skateboarding ever witnessed in a contest. This year, the Maloof Money Cup, part of Alli, the Alliance for Action Sports, will once again set the bar with the most impressive and comprehensive group of skaters ever assembled for a competition.
Presented by etnies and Monster Energy, the Maloof Money Cup is the largest pursed event in the history of professional skateboarding with more than $450,000 in cash and prizes awarded in three professional U.S. Championship Competitions, including the Carl’s Jr. U.S. Pro Vert Championship, the Zoo York U.S. Pro Street Championship, U.S. Women’s Pro Street and the World Industries Amateur Street and Vert Championship. New this year, Tech Deck will award $10,000 to the skater with the “Best Trick” of the street contest.
“This is an unbelievable list of competitors,” said Joe Maloof. “We’ve got some of the most respected skaters in the industry, some who haven’t competed in years, along with some of the greatest contest skaters out there. We’re so grateful to the skateboarding community that has embraced us and worked with us to create something truly remarkable. This year’s event is really unprecedented in regards to the level of talent assembled and the course designs. It’s going to be a spectacular competition, and I hope it’s one that people will be talking about for years.”
TOP 36 STREET SKATERS
Mike Mo Capaldi
*12 additional Wild Card skaters TBA
The 2009 skater selection committee included some of the industry’s most widely respected experts and pro skaters: Chris Cole, Jereme Rogers, Geoff Rowley, Erik Ellington, Paul Rodriguez, Adam Sullivan, Jimmy Astleford, Jim Thiebaud, Ryan Kingman, Remy Stratton, Dave Duncan, Don Bostick, Heath Brinkley, Rob Brink, Tim Gavin, Mike Sinclair, Seamus Deegan, Eric Stricker, Sam Smyth and Mark Waters.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements including the 2009 Vert Skaters and the 2009 Course Design.
About Maloof Money Cup
The Maloof Money Cup is the premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding. The three-day festival takes place July 10-12, 2009 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., during the opening weekend of the OC Fair. The Maloof Money Cup 2008 boasted the largest purse in the history of professional skateboarding with more than $450,000 in prize money awarded in three professional U.S. Championship Competitions – Men’s and Women’s Pro Street, Men’s Pro Vert and the U.S. Amateur Championships.
Tickets for the 2009 Maloof Money Cup are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com, by calling (714) 740-2000 or (213) 480-3232, or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Ticket prices range from $13 – $30. The official website, www.maloofmoneycup.com, shares the competition experience with a global audience, featuring contests, social networking, video episodes, photos, news stories and more.