From Press Release:
The first “SK8 Wars Urban Battle AM Tour” will take place at the LA Sports Arena Saturday, March 17, 2012, 11am-7pm. This full one-day event is aimed to support inner city youth, who will compete in a jam format in front of celebrity skater judges for a total of $5,000 in cash and prizes. A specialty skate park is being built inside the Sports Arena, so the most innovative riders will be able to show off their talents to thousands of skateboard enthusiasts. The 1st place athlete will win $2,500 in cash and prizes.
Professional Skateboarder, Anthony Mosley will be joined by other top skate superstars like Jake Brown and Pep Williams. Jake Brown’s style and mastery of technical and flip tricks led him to his first X Games gold in 2006. Pep Williams is a Professional Skateboarder and world-renowned photographer. Other skateboard legends include Sal Barbier and Fabian Alomar, who was one of the original Z-Boys.
A concert will be intertwined throughout the day’s competition and will rock the arena with performances from headliner Soulja Boy, as well as The New Boyz, Rick Thorne & Good Guys in Black, The Ranger$, Stretford End, DA Wonder Broz, and Brian James.
A thrilling skate competition, great bands and 20 + vendors of Action Sports, Food, Beverages and other types of entertainment is the perfect combination for a fabulous family fun-filled day.
There are some true inner city skating talents in Los Angeles, and the Sk8 Wars Competition will turn the spotlight on them. The Urban Skateboard Association (USA) recognizes the needs for economically viable alternatives to keep kids physically fit, educated, and entertained. The “Sk8 Wars Urban Battle AM Tour” will provide a safe forum for friendly competition and quality entertainment.
Even if you don’t attend, you still have an opportunity to sponsor a kid! Sk8wars has a Sponsor a Youth Campaign which is intended to raise money to buy tickets for skaters who may be unable to afford to pay the registration fee to compete and for kids who just want to come see the event. See details below.
Come out and support this community event! Get your tickets now!
Ticket Sales: Ticketmaster, Skate Wars Office or the Sports Arena Box Office, 3939 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90037, Telephone: (213) 748-6136
Skater Contestant Registration http://www.sk8wars.com/register_to_compete.php