B4BC is stoked to be onsite and spreading the good word at the Supergirl Jam on Sunday, September 16 at Belmont Park in Mission Beach for some surf, skate, and style! Check out the press release below for all of the details and we hope to see you there!
Top Female Action Sports Athletes Set To Compete in S3 Supergirl Jam
-Musical Guests, The Donnas, Set to Perform-
Burbank, Calif. (August 23, 2007) On Sunday, September 16, some of action sports top female athletes will come together in San Diego to compete in the S3 Supergirl Jam. The Supergirl Jam will be held on the final day of the three-day Action Sports World Tour (ASWT) event at the historic Belmont Park at Mission Beach. Thirty of the top female action sports athletes will compete in a snowboard rail jam and street style skateboard contest for a combined prize purse of $25,000 and the opportunity to become the first-ever S3 Supergirl champions.
Action sports have become a powerful expression of independence, style and strength for young women,” said Gretchen Bleiler, world champion snowboarder and co-host of the S3 Supergirl Jam. “It’s fun that the iconic S-shield of Supergirl will be the symbol we rally around as we celebrate female empowerment and competition at the S3 Supergirl Jam.
The S3 snowboard competition will take place on a 35 foot-high snowboard mountain that will be created on the beach, with 7,000 pounds of freshly made snow. Riders will be judged by each other over four, 15 minute jam sessions. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the top riders in each session. A $2,000 Supergirl Super Power trick prize will also be awarded.
The S3 skateboard contest course will be designed to showcase the technical aspects of skateboarding. The course will feature a combination of quarter pipes, banks, stairs, ledges and rails, each of which will highlight the skater’s talents. The judging will be based on one run and the rider’s performance in the jam session.
In addition to the skateboard and snowboard competitions, attendees of S3 can enjoy freestyle motocross demos, vert and inline skate demos, live music performances by The Donnas and other music acts, a fashion show, autograph signings and a variety of other festival elements.
The host committee for the S3 Supergirl Jam is comprised of four elite female actionistas: Gretchen Bleiler (snow), Fabiola da Silva (inline), Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (skate) and Kassia Meador (surf).
The impressive field of confirmed S3 participants includes, Jamie Anderson (snow), Lacey Baker (skate), Leticia Bufoni (skate), Jacqui Berg (snow), Evelien Bouilliart (skate), Cara Beth Burnside (vert skate), Amy Caron (skate), Erin Comstock (snow), Tara Dakides (snow), Tamara Drybrough (skate), Patiane Freitas (skate), Vania Gouveia (skate), Ellery Hollingsworth (snow), Mimi Knoop (vert skate), Lorena Lima (skate), Holly Lyons (vert skate), Desiree Melancon (snow), Monica Messias (skate), Lauren Mollica (skate), Alize Montes (skate), Elizabeth Nitu (skate), Leanne Pelosi (snow), Lauren Perkins (skate), Marie-France Roy (snow), Chanelle Sladics (snow), Vanessa Torres (skate). Additional athletes will be announced.
Entrance to the S3 Supergirl Jam, including the concerts and competitions, is free of charge. The event will be televised nationally on CBS as well as on Versus and Fuel TV in the U.S. as part of a platform that reaches more than one billion households globally.
The ASWT, is the oldest and only global competition circuit in action sports that includes skateboarding, BMX and in-line skating contests.
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About ASA Entertainment
A leader in the action sports industry since 1994, ASA Entertainment, headquartered in Culver City, CA, is the largest action sports event and television production company in the world. The company produces more than 200 events and 100 television programs annually around the globe that feature skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freeskiing, freestyle motocross and music. ASA’s properties range from large-scale international competitions such as the LG Action Sports World Championships to grassroots amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions and mobile tours. As one of the oldest and most established organizations in action sports, ASA Entertainment leads the market in developing premium content around the fastest growing sector of American sports. For more information visit www.ActionSportsTour.com or www.ASAentertainment.com.
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