2011 Scion RAT Skateboard Tour Heading to
Houston's Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark
May 2, 2011 – DALLAS, TX – The 3rd stop of the 2011 Scion RAT Skate Tour will take place Saturday, May 21st at the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark in Houston, TX. The event, which is FREE to attend, will feature some of the top amateur skaters in the region competing in street and bowl competitions for over $2500 in cash and prizes.
"We are very excited to bring this series to the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark," said tour organizer Bill Geiger. "With the downtown skyline as a backdrop, it's definitely one of the most impressive facilities in this region. And Houston has got some talented skaters including Taylor Jett who is currently leading the RAT series in points towards the street overall championship!"
The 2011 Scion RAT series also includes events in Oklahoma City, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas and has an overall purse of $15,000 in cash/prizes. In addition to the skate competition, every RAT event is a mini-lifestyle festival featuring live art created on-site by local artists in the Sector 9 Inspiration Station, music from the Skullcandy DJ Brother Roo, free drinks and swag from the Monster Energy Team, vendor displays and tons of chances to win great prizes from local skate shops and series sponsors.
Stop #3 of the RAT Tour is made possible with support from Scion and local dealer Mike Calvert Scion, Monster Energy Drink, Skullcandy, Spy Optic, Skateboarder Magazine, Sector 9, Element Skateboards, Already Been Chewed, Neff Headwear, Theeve Trucks and Sk8te Skins. Additional support provided by local skate shops including Kingpinz, Cades Boards, M2 Sports and Southside Skate Park.
The event will be immediately followed by the Skate & Rock Concert series also presented by Scion and featuring live music from The Octanes, Papaya and Satin Hooks.
"It's a skate and music double-header and we are stoked to be a part of it," said Geiger, "It will definitely be an action packed day for local skaters, their friends and families!"
Both events are FREE for spectators and action is scheduled to start at 12 noon. Competitors can register on-line at www.SkateTheRat.com.