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World Skateboarding Grand Prix

November 11, 2013 17:40 ET

World Skateboarding Grand Prix Announces Plans to Bring World Skateboarding Championships to Germany

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2013) - On the heels of the hugely successful world skateboarding championship event in Kimberley, South Africa in October, California-based World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WGSP) today announced it is actively seeking strategic partners in Germany with intentions to bring a world-class skateboarding championship to the country in the next 24 months.

Set on a custom-designed, world-class skate park and featuring the most comprehensive roster of professional street and vert skaters from around the world, WSGP events draw thousands of fans and reach a global audience through television broadcasts and live webcasts. The recent South Africa world championships, the Kimberley Diamond Cup, drew some of the biggest names in skateboarding, including Nyjah Huston, Felipe Gustavo, Ryan Decenzo, Louis Lopez, PLG, Andy Macdonald and Marcelo Bastos.

WSGP CEO Tim McFerran is an expert in the skate events management industry. He previously ran the Maloof Money Cup skate championships and is responsible for many of the innovations seen in skate contests today.

"We're excited about the possibility of bringing a WSGP championship skateboarding event to Germany," said McFerran. "Germany has become a mecca for skateboarding making it the perfect location to host a world championship skate event in the next 24 months. WSGP events bring together the best pro street and vert skaters from around the world to compete for one of the largest prize purses in the action sports industry, over $500,000 in cash and prizes. We are actively seeking strategic partners and interested parties who can assist us in making this a reality."

For more information on World Skateboarding Grand Prix, visit www.worldskateboarding.com or send an e-mail to globalevents@worldskateboarding.com. To check out all the action from the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships, visit www.kimberleydiamondcup.com.

About World Skateboarding Grand Prix
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is a skateboarding event management company based in Sacramento, California. Founded by Tim McFerran, WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events globally with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism and support youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities, through skate clinics, demos, pro tours and more. For more information on World Skateboarding Grand Prix, please visit www.worldskateboarding.com.

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