LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Deck®, the global leader in fingerboarding and the only brand to authentically replicate skateboarding, is excited to announce that its first-ever U.S. Fingerboarding Championships is partnering with Tony Hawk and the Quiksilver presents Birdhouse Skateboards MIAtoNYC Tour powered by Tech Deck.
The U.S. Fingerboarding Championships will join the MIAtoNYC Tour, which will feature the best that skateboarding has to offer, at each of the legendary skateparks, for its last four qualifying stops: Tampa, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Washington, DC and, for its championships, on Long Beach, Long Island – NY.
In addition to battling for a chance to win $5,000 in the Fingerboarding Championships with creative, stylish and difficult fingerboarding tricks, the winners and one guest from each of the ten qualifying cities will each get an opportunity to personally meet Tony Hawk.
"I'm excited and proud to have Tech Deck on board again for our Birdhouse Tour, and having the Fingerboarding Championships at our final stop in Long Beach will be the best culmination of our efforts," said Tony Hawk.
"Tech Deck has enjoyed a long partnership with Tony Hawk and Birdhouse, bringing the fun of skateboarding to your fingertips through authentically replicated fingerboards and ramps," says Craig Drobis, Director of Marketing for Tech Deck®. "It will be a great honor to have the first U.S. Fingerboarding Champion crowned by a legendary skateboarding champion like Tony. Plus, anyone can join us to participate in the fingerboarding and watch some great skateboarding by the Birdhouse team."
Schedule of upcoming qualifier tour stops:
- June 25th – Philadelphia, PA – Central Bucks Family YMCA Skatepark : Hometown Heroes Tour stop
- July 14th – Atlanta, GA – Progressive Skatepark: Hometown Heroes Tour stop
- July 17th – Pine Brook, NJ – Garden SK8 Skatepark
- July 26th – Simi Valley, CA – Skatelab: Hometown Heroes Tour stop
- August 22nd – Tampa, FL – Skatepark of Tampa –Birdhouse MIAtoNYC Tour
- August 23rd – Jacksonville, FL – Kona Skatepark –Birdhouse MIAtoNYC Tour
- August 31st – Washington, DC – Frederick Skatepark –Birdhouse MIAtoNYC Tour
- September 3rd – Long Beach, Long Island, NY – U.S. Fingerboarding Championships Final - Birdhouse MIA to NYC Tour at the Quiksilver Pro New York
For more details on the Tech Deck U.S. Fingerboarding Championships, please visit http://www.techdeck.com.
For more details on Quiksilver presents Birdhouse Skateboards MIAtoNYC Tour powered by Tech Deck, please visit http://birdhouseskateboards.com/2011tour/
About Birdhouse Skateboards:
Birdhouse Skateboards was founded in 1992. Tony Hawk became sole owner of the company in 2009 and refocused Birdhouse's image and branding to reflect its incredible team of riders. Birdhouse has been prominently featured in the Tony Hawk video game franchise since 1999 and has become an international iconic brand. The company distributes and licenses skateboards and skateboard accessories worldwide, with products designed to cover all ability levels. For more about Birdhouse Skateboards, go to www.birdhouseskateboards.com.
About Tech Deck:
Tech Deck is the premier brand in fingerboarding, with a reputation for delivering only the most authentic miniature replica skateboards and skate parks to fingerboarders worldwide. Having joined forces with the skateboarding world's biggest brands and athletes, Tech Deck is the exclusive manufacturer of replica boards with authentic graphics from the top skate companies such as Birdhouse, Baker, Plan B, Santa Cruz, Zoo York and World Industries. With boards that look and ride just like the real thing, Tech Deck brings the excitement of skateboarding to the fingertips of the fans. Collect the deck™.
SOURCE Tech Deck