DALLAS, TX. (May 26, 2009) – The Regional Amateur Skateboard Tour (The RAT) presented by Scion will take place on Saturday, June 6th at the Round Rock Skate Park in Round Rock, TX. just North of Austin. The RAT is a partnership between Houston based Sun & Ski Sports and Geiger Media. It will feature events in the four biggest markets in Texas – Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.
“It’s been several years since the state of Texas has had an organized series like this and it’s time.” said promoter Bill Geiger. “The sport is blowing up across the country and Texas is definitely a hot spot. We had great participation at our first event in Dallas May 17th and I expect the series to grow as we continue on through Texas!”
The goal for this series is to give Texas skaters an opportunity to come hang out with their friends, have some fun and compete for some great cash and prizes. Three of the four competitions will take place on a custom mini-ramp created by pro vert skater Mike Crum and the crew at Push Productions. It was already constructed on-site at Sun and Ski Sports retail locations in Dallas (Grapevine Mills Mall) and will travel to San Antonio (San Pedro Ave.) and Houston (Katy Mills Mall). The Austin event will take place at the Round Rock Skate Park just North of the city. It will feature a Bowl competition as well as a street “Best Trick” competition. Over $2500 in cash and/or prizes will be awarded to top three finishers in each category.
In addition to Scion and Sun & Ski Sports, Stop #2 of The RAT series is sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, FUEL TV, Time Warner Cable, Kicker Audio, Skullcandy, Guapo Skateboards, Hype Skateboards, Element Skateboards, Triple 8 and local alternative rocker – 101X-FM. All of the events in the series will be professionally produced and backed with a substantial media platform including local radio and print, grass roots campaigns, web and internet marketing.