The world’s greatest and richest skateboarding event is coming to South Africa and will be hosted in the Northern Cape in September this year. The Maloof Money Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore is the premier exhibition for amateur and professional skateboarding and will be hosted in Kimberley from 29 September to 2 October 2011.
This will be the first time in the history of the event that it leaves the borders of the United States of America. With a total prize purse of US $500 000, this event will not only turn the global media spotlight on the Northern Cape, but also serve as a catalyst for sports and youth development in the province. The four day skateboarding spectacular will feature exhilarating skateboarding action as skateboarders battle it out for the coveted title as well as an exciting line-up of live entertainment. A benefit concert featuring American rap superstar Lil Jon and top South African artists such as Danny K, Kabelo, Jozi and Die Heuwels Fantasties on Saturday, 1 October, will definitely be one of the highlights of the weekend.
It is expected that the 2011 Maloof Money Cup will see a large contingent of professional skateboarders from the United States, South America, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, China and Nigeria converging on the City of Diamonds to compete in the event, while hundreds of supporters and a big international media delegation will form part of the audience. Top South African amateur skaters will also be able to participate in the championships.
Construction has been underway for a some time now to build an impressive 15000 square feet concrete skate park next to the Kimberley International Convention Centre and adjacent to the Big Hole in Kimberley’s Diamond District.
Entry tickets to the Maloof Money Cup skateboarding championships are available from Computicket as well as Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores countrywide. Tickets range from R30.00 – R40.00 with weekend passes available at R50.00 per person. That’s a steal for world-class entertainment and alternative sports if you ask us!
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