ASPT Dew Tour Announces 2007 Schedule

New Host Cities Include Baltimore, Cleveland, and Salt Lake City

NEW YORK – March 21, 2007 – The ASPT Dew Tour, the Action Sports Pro Tour, today announced their complete schedule for the 2007 season. In addition to returning to Portland, Ore. and Orlando, the Tour will stop at three new cities this season, including Baltimore, Cleveland, and Salt Lake City.

“We are very excited about returning to Portland and Orlando after two successful seasons, and are eager to bring the ASPT Dew Tour to three new host cities: Baltimore, Cleveland and Salt Lake City,” said Wade Martin, President and General Manager of the ASPT Dew Tour. “All five host cities have demonstrated great support of action sports over the years and we know the fans will embrace the Tour as they have for the past two seasons.”

The complete 2007 ASPT Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                           Date                             Location

Panasonic Open            June 21-24                    Baltimore, Md.—Camden Yards Sports Complex

Right Guard Open         July 19-22                     Cleveland, OH—North Coast Harbor

Vans® Invitational           Aug. 16-19                    Portland, Ore.—Rose Quarter

Toyota Challenge          Sept. 20-23                   Salt Lake City, UT—Energy Solutions Arena 

PlayStation® Pro            Oct. 18-21                     Orlando, Fla.—Amway Arena

Entering its third year, the ASPT Dew Tour is the most watched and attended action sports property in the world. Attendance for the 2006 ASPT Dew Tour totaled nearly 250,000 and had an average of 38 million viewers tuning in via NBC and USA each year. The top athletes in the world will take part in this year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup which will be awarded in Orlando at season’s end to champions in each of the six disciplines. The 2006 Dew Cup winners include Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park). 

The ASPT Dew Tour

Owned by NBC Universal and Live Nation, the ASPT Dew Tour, the Action Sports Pro Tour, debuted in June 2005 and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse - the largest in action sports - and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings.   NBC and USA Network combine for exclusive ASPT Dew Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The ASPT Dew Tour is distributed in over 230 million homes worldwide and in over 100 countries. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the six disciplines with the Dew Cup.  Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event include the festival village with video gaming and interactive events, as well as live cutting edge music.  The ASPT Dew Tour returns all of its founding partners including Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors).  Associate partners include MasterCard, Mongoose®, Slim Jim and Verizon Wireless.  More information can be found at

NBC Universal

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Live Nation

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