P-Rod Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

P-Rod Rings Opening Bell for NASDAQ

P-Rod on the 7-story video monitor in the center of Times Square, after ringing the opening bell for the Stock Market Friday, August 22. Photo: Blair Alley, TransWorld Skateboarding

P-Rod Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

Pro skater Paul Rodriguez opened the Stock Market this morning in Times Square, on behalf of Street League Skateboarding. With the upcoming SLS Super Crown World Championship taking place on Sunday in Newark, New Jersey, it was fitting for P-Rod and the SLS crew to represent in NYC Friday. SLS and P-Rod were promoted on the 7-story video screen in the middle of Times Square during the event held his morning at 9:15 a.m. ET.

Here’s more from SLS’s official media release:

Skateboarding’s most prestigious professional competitive series, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Friday, August 22nd in honor of the 2014 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown World Championship descending upon the Prudential Center in Newark this Sunday, August 24. The world’s top eight street skateboarders will lay it on the line for the winner-takes-all conclusion of the 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour. The $200,000 prize purse and coveted title of Champion will ensure that absolutely nothing is held back at the coming SLS Super Crown contest which you can catch on FOX Sports 1 this Sunday at 9pm E. 

In honor of the occasion, Street League Skateboarding Professional Skateboarder and Nike SB Athlete Paul Rodriguez, will ring the Opening Bell. A living street skateboarding legend still in his prime, Paul has two Street League Skateboarding contest wins under his belt and this will be his fifth year making it to the elite Top Eight street skateboarders competing for the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship.

About Street League Skateboarding:

Founded by pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek in 2010, Street League Skateboarding (SLS) is the first-ever professional league for street skateboarding. The SLS season features 25 of the world’s most exciting skateboarders competing in an easy-to-follow, ISX™ instant scoring format on one-of-a-kind concrete skate plazas, all for the largest prize purse in skateboarding history. SLS has evolved to become a platform that serves to excite the skateboarding community, educate both the avid and casual fans, and empower communities through its very own SLS foundation. In support of SLS’ mission, Nike SB joined forces with SLS in 2013 to create the SLS Nike SB World Tour.

To further raise the profile of street skateboarding, SLS began a new multi-year television partnership with FOX Sports 1 in 2014. All SLS events will get extensive international coverage on FOX Sports 1, with an international live webcast on StreetLeague.com.

As the premier competitive series in skateboarding, the SLS Nike SB World Tour elevates street skateboarding and showcases an international roster of skating’s elite pros as they compete in an easy-to-follow, instant-scoring format. For more information, visit www.streetleague.com and follow @streetleague.

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