No Fear to Sponsor New Wake 2 Wake Tour
No Fear to Sponsor New Wake 2 Wake
Tour Series to Promote Amateur Wakeboarding
CARLSBAD, CA—According to No Fear’s VP of Marketing, Britt Galland, amateur wakeboarders need more venues and opportunities to compete, hone their skills and transition into the professional level. “To help grow the sport of wakeboarding and support the next generation of athletes, No Fear has signed on to sponsor a new grassroots, coast-to-coast wakeboarding competition series,” Galland said.
Called the “Wake 2 Wake Tour,” the inaugural competition series will consist of four World Wakeboard Association (WWA) sanctioned events, including stops in Southern California, Texas, Kansas and Florida.
“We’re putting together what we believe will be the most exciting, and fun-filled amateur wake series ever to hit the water,” said Mark Pulver, the Tour’s Onsite Director. “Thanks to support from a slew of corporate sponsors, including No Fear, MasterCraft, Hyperlite, Spy, Sambazon, Proline, CWB, Ogio, Protec and Alliance Wake Magazine. Competitors can count on professionally run events with plenty of cash and prizes up for grabs.”
Each Wake 2 Wake (W2W) Tour event will comply with WWA rules and standards. To accommodate boarders of all ages, the series will have four age divisions for boys and girls ages five and up, including Open Men’s and Open Women’s divisions with $500 cash purses. In addition to cash and prizes for the finalists, W2W will dole out instant $ 20 cash awards to every heat winner. At the end of the series, the top three finishers in each division will gain WWA points that could help them qualify for WWA National and WWA World championship series. Another added plus is the W2W Tour event dates will not conflict with WWA sanctioned pro events.
2008 Wake 2 Wake Tour Schedule
Stop #1: “Inland Empire Uprising—April 19, Lake Elsinore Channel
Stop #2: “Duel in the Desert”—June 21, New Braunfels, Texas
Stop #3: “Reign in the Plains”—August 16, Hillsdale, Kansas
Stop #4: “Swamp Stomp,”—October 18, Orlando Watersports Complex
The new Wake 2 Wake Tour website (wake2waketour.com) will offer convenient online contest registration and liability waivers, photos and video highlights of each event, directions to each venue, competitor rankings and much more.
About No Fear
Like the athletes who compete in them, No Fear believes that sports are as important as life itself. It’s about supporting the athletes we believe in and helping them overcome fears and faults to achieve their hopes and dreams. No Fear is passionate about sports and the lessons and values they instill in the people who live for them. Since 1990, No Fear has been here to help develop, define and promote forms of individual sports that celebrate the human and competitive spirit.