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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dew Tour - ISF World Championships

Dew Tour - ISF World Championships
Boston, Mass. July 23-25, 2009

The Dew Tour’s Skate Open, which has been designated as theISF Skateboarding World Championships will be broadcast LIVE globally toover 150 million households in 11 languages across 48 countries and fourcontinents. The Skate Open is the second of five events on the 2009 Dew Tourand will be held at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden, July 24-25.

"We’re thrilled for the InternationalSkateboarding Federation’s Skateboarding World Championships to be incorporatedinto the Dew Tour's Boston event this July," said Gary Ream, President ofthe ISF. "The Dew Tour has provided us with a tremendous opportunity tobring the Skateboarding World Championships to a world-wide audience allowingus to continue our mission of exposing fans across the world to skateboarding."

Saturday’s skateboard park finals will be televised LIVE on NBC Sports from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST with an additional Sundaybroadcast featuring the skateboard vert. Eurosport and Fox Sports Australiawill also televise the skateboard park and vert finals LIVE using NBC’s worldfeed production coverage. The Skate Open, ISF Skateboarding World Championshipswill have additional broadcasts on USA Network, MTV2, Fuel TV, Universal HD,and Extreme Channel.

"Boston has agreat skate community and I'm excited to open the Dew Tour there," saidPaul Rodriguez, Mountain Dew skate park athlete. “This summer is going to be agood contest season with all of the international skaters competing and I amlooking forward to skating with my friends as well.”

Fans can also catch LIVE coverage of the Skate Open, ISF Skateboarding World Championships onVerizon Wireless’ V CAST along with highlights and segments on Video On Demand,PlayStation Network, Amazon Video On Demand, and, theportal for all things Dew Tour.

The 2009 Dew Tourwill feature a BMX (park, dirt and vert) event in Chicago this June followed bythe Skate (park and vert) event in Boston. The five-stop tour will continue onto Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Orlando featuring BMX, Skateboarding, andFreestyle Motocross.

The complete 2009 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event Date Location
Nike 6.0 BMX Open June26-27 Chicago,Ill.—Grant Park
Skate Open, July24-25 Boston,Mass.—TD Banknorth Garden
ISF Skateboarding World Championships
Wendy’s Invitational Aug.13-16 Portland,Ore.—Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept.17-20 SaltLake City, UT—EnergySolutions Arena
PlayStation® Pro Oct.15-18 Orlando,Fla.—Amway Arena

Entering its fifth year, the Dew Tour is the mostwatched and attended action sports property in the world. Attendance for the 2008 Dew Tour totaled nearly 275,000 and an average of 49 million viewers tunedin via NBC, USA, MTV and MTV2. The top athletes in the world will take part inthis year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will beawarded in Orlando at season’s end.

Dew Tour
The Dew Tour consists of five major, multi-sportevents spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, a $2.5million competitive purse based on overall tour standings. The Tour featuresskateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert and dirt) and freestylemotocross. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment thecompetitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialtycompetitions, and live cutting edge music. The Dew Tour is broadcast live onNBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2and USA. Dew Tour is alsodistributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, FoxAustralia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel. The Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour titlesponsor); and Nike 6.0, Wendy's, Toyota and PlayStation® (event titlesponsors). Associate partnersinclude Ball Park, Nerf, and Verizon Wireless. More information can be found

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