Maloof Skateboarding & Digital College Network Team Up To Launch Maloof U Skate Madness
The Search for the Best College Skater in the Country Begins in January: Finalists Win Spring Break Trip to Panama City to Compete for $10,000 in Cash & Prizes
This January, Maloof Skateboarding and the Digital College Network (DCNLive.com) are teaming up to launch Maloof U Skate Madness, an online video contest to find the best college skaters in the country. The four finalists will win a trip to Panama City during Spring Break to compete for their share of the $10,000 cash and prize purse and a chance to claim the title of the best college skateboarder in the country.
"We're really excited to partner with DCN for this contest," said Joe Maloof, founder of Maloof Skateboarding and owner of the Palms Casino Resort and the NBA's Sacramento Kings. "Every March, college campuses around the country explode with excitement surrounding the March Madness basketball event. We wanted to bring the same camaraderie and competitive spirit between colleges to the world of skateboarding. We're going to give college students the opportunity to represent their schools and bring the four best college skaters down to Panama City, Florida, during Spring Break to compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes."
The contest kicks off in January with hopeful contenders uploading their best skate footage to DCNLive.com, the student-exclusive website of the Digital College Network.The top 64 videos will be posted online and DCNLive's members will rate the footage and vote on their favorite skaters. The 16 skaters earning the most votes will be evaluated by a panel of pros and celebrity judges, who will narrow the field to four finalists. Those four finalists will compete in a one-day competition in March during Spring Break festivities at Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City, Fla., the No. 1 Spring Break destination in the country.
"It seemed natural to do something on our country's college campuses that would really fuel the excitement for skateboarding among these kids and to do it in a way that college students can relate to, and that's how we came up with the idea for Maloof U Skate Madness," said Maloof.