The homeboy and fellow Diego head Rob Dyrdek has been doing big thangs over the last few years and Now he’s on some WWE Vince McMahonÂ Sh%t now. Yesterday my man announced the formation of the first professional league for Skateboarders. He said this is a game changer. Many well know pro skaters have already Signed to multi-year contracts and will be battling it out for more than $1MM in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer. This could be the start of something big and even more legitimize the sport of skateboarding. Check the details below.
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2010) â€“ Street League Skateboardingâ„¢ announced today that for the first time in history, street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010. Founded by twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street Leagueâ„¢ is truly the future of competitive street skateboarding.
Signed to multi-year contracts, a total of twenty-four of the worldâ€™s biggest skateboarding stars will compete in Street Leagueâ„¢ exclusively. The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez. The Street Leagueâ„¢ pros will be battling it out for more than $1MM in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer.
Dyrdek, in discussing the origins of the league says, â€œIt has been a dream of mine to create a professional tour that bridges the gap between true street skateboarding and contest skating, which to date has been fragmented and misguided. Street Leagueâ„¢ is more than just a new contest series; it will redefine the way skateboarding competitions are done.â€