9 March 2005: ZOO YORK is pleased to announce that they have signed on to sponsor the inaugural 2005 Atlantic City Open Pro/Am. The event is the first installment of the new Atlantic City Open Pro/Am Surf Series and will be held March 16th at State Avenue Beach right in front of the world famous Trump Taj Mahal Casino.
Scheduled to compete will be 64 of the Northeast’s top pro and amateur surfers competing for cash prizes in excess of $6,000! Local standouts Matt Keenan, Andrew Gesler, and Frank Walsh are all scheduled to take part of what is sure to be one of the country’s best surf contest series. This is the first contest in a scheduled series of four events designed to showcase the country’s die hard year ’round surfer and give them a chance to compete at a level seen only by the best of the touring international pros. This will be the first surf contest series ever to base in Atlantic City and the first East Coast based tour in over a decade!
Says ZOO YORK Vice President of Sales Mirko Mangum, “we’re excited to be a part of something that’s happening right in our backyard. The event marks the beginning of ZOO YORK’s foray into the surf market. “Expect to see a lot more from us very soon, added Mangum.
About ZOO YORK
ZOO YORK began in New York City in 1993, inspired by a crew of skateboarders and graffiti writers in the 70’s calling themselves “the soul artists of Zoo York”. ZOO YORK represents the grime and roughness of New York City and its subcultures. ZOO YORK skateboards, apparel and accessories can be found at the finest action sports retailers worldwide. Please visit www.zooyork.com for more information.