RAT-Regional Amateur Tour Series Kick Off

February 25, 2011 – DALLAS, TX – The kick-off event of the 2011 Scion RAT Skate Tour will take place Saturday, March 26th at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park in Lewisville, TX. Some of the top amateur skaters in the region will be on-hand to compete in street and bowl competitions trying to win a share of over $2500 in cash and prizes. This is the second year in a row that the series will start in Lewisville.
“We are glad to be back after such a great kick-off event here last year.” said tour organizer Bill Geiger. “The Scion Skate Park in Lewisville is one of the nicest facilities in the state and last year we had great crowds and unbelievable skating! I expect more of the same on March 26th!”
The series will also include events in Oklahoma City, Austin, San Antonio and a city TBD with an overall purse of $15,000 in cash/prizes. In addition to the skate competition, every RAT event is a mini-festival featuring live art created on-site by local artists in the Sector 9 Inspiration Station, music from the Skullcandy live DJ, 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.
“We are stoked that Scion is returning is as the title sponsor for the 2011 series, they are such a great fit for our events.” Said Geiger. “Scion owners and skaters both strive to be distinctive and push the envelope through innovation and artistic expression and these similar ideals are definitely helping us propel the series to new heights.”
The Lewisville kick-off event is FREE for spectators and action is scheduled to start at 12 noon. Entry fee for competitors is $20.00 at the event or you can register on-line for just $15.00 at www.SkateTheRat.com.
Stop #1 of the 2011 Scion RAT Skate Tour is made possible with support from Scion and local dealer Scion of Lewisville, Monster Energy Drink, MetroPCS, 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 Index Skate Supply, Woly Board Company, Shredderz and The Rec Shop.
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