Sponsor Me Returns to Hawaii With Pro-Am Surf Contest With Sony

April 20, 2010

HONOLULU, April 20 /PRNewswire/ — Sponsor Me announced today that it will return to Ala Moana Bowls, Hawaii on June 14-26, 2010 with the $25,000 Sponsor Me Hawaii 2-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event. Sponsor Me Hawaii is sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and is open to both amateur and professional surfers who are looking to gain traction in the pro ranks. The event will be broadcast live over the internet by surf.transworld.net, the leader of online surfing culture in connection with Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation.

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As an ASP Hawaii WQS event, The Sponsor Me Hawaii is a critically important event for local surfers on three levels: International ratings points, the opportunity to win prize money, and the chance to claim a spot in the coveted year-end $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series. It is precisely this window of opportunity that is the mission behind Sponsor Me: bringing the spotlight to the best undiscovered action sports talent in the nation.

Sponsor Me entered the competition scene in 2009 with the inaugural event at Ala Moana Bowls. This year they have stepped the contest up from a 1-star to a 2-star rated competition, more than doubling the prize money and ratings points offered.

“It brings us an incredible amount of satisfaction to be part of this grass roots contest again this year,” said Connie Jordan, Sponsor Me Co-Founder.

Sponsor Me is all about growing strong athletes for the future who will take their respective sports to new levels. That means starting at the true grassroots level and providing them with a way to grow towards their goals.

As a surfer it’s all about keeping it authentic, and creating an opportunity for surfers to compete. Since the enormous success of last year’s Sponsor Me event, the Sony Corporation has decided to join Sponsor Me as one of the main sponsors for the Ala Moana Bowls contest. Sony is enthralled with Sponsor Me’s business plan and finds it a perfect fit for their products and business model. “We are beyond excited that Sony is participating in this event. Sponsor Me is about finding the undiscovered talent and giving those athletes the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world,” said Chris Carmichael, Sponsor Me Co-Founder.

Sponsor Me has teamed up with TransWorld SURF, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, Sony Corporation and ASP Hawaii to broadcast the entire event live. Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is on the cutting edge of technology and equipment. Daniel Swiney, Ubiquity’s Director of Live Webcasts, has done over 100 live broadcasts, and revolutionized the live surf webcasting industry by introducing live HD Flash Streaming. “The Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls Contest is one of my favorites to do because of the beautiful location and raw talent in the contest,” Daniel Swiney said.

Makua Rothman the Crown Prince of The North Shore, big wave rider, and two-time world tow-in champion said, “The Sponsor Me Hawaii Contest is a great event for the locals. I can’t wait to surf the Ala Moana Bowls event. It is one of the premier surf spots on the south shore.”

Entries for Sponsor Me Hawaii are now open. Please contact asphi@hawaii.rr.com for entry information.


Sponsor Me

Sponsor Me is a digital Multi Media Company with its roots in action sports. Sponsor Me is creating contest opportunities for rising athletes in action sports like surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, motocross and others. The contests are supported by live webcasts via the Sponsor Me site and delivery to mobile devices. Sponsor Me competitions will be held regionally, judged by the pros, and the winners will go on to compete on a national level where fans will have the opportunity to vote online and via SMS. For more information visit www.sponsorme.tv .

Ala Moana Bowls

Ala Moana has starred in over 30 surf videos including “Endless Summer” and “Tales of the Seven Seas” which includes a scene that perfectly characterizes the spot – massive tubes, boards flying, ruthless drop-ins, and the climactic conclusion of a catamaran being capsized by a cleanup set. One of the best places to surf in Hawaii, Ala Moana Bowls is a popular spot on Oahu. It’s an exposed reef break with consistent surf. This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it’s virtually reserved for locals who know how to surf inside the bowl. Ala Moana is a long wave with a few different tube sections and a range of takeoff spots. The bowl is just that-an inside-out section halfway in that forms between the Ala Moana boating channel and the Pacific Ocean. It holds waves of 4 to 12 feet. The takeoff is steep and fast; getting caught behind is risky. It’s most ideal when a south swell detonates on the initial bowl section. The water next to the reef has been dredged for the harbor so the swells are unique. Ala Moana Bowls is at its best in summertime due to the south swells that provide the surfing community a much needed opportunity to win valuable WQS points at home breaks. These points will count towards qualification for the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the 2009 elite World Championship Tour.

TransWorld SURF

TransWorld SURF is a leading publisher of young men’s action-sports publications, with an audience of more than six million. Based in Oceanside, California, properties include TransWorld SKATEboarding, TransWorld SURF, TransWorld SNOWboarding, Ride BMX and TransWorld Motocross.

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation

Redefining content creation and distribution for the digital age, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is a next-generation company, creating the world’s first ubiquitous network, where content distribution is platform and screen independent. With more than 60 worldwide patents and patents-pending, Ubiquity is accelerating the ultimate convergence of media: mobile, internet and television. In addition to its technology developments, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation also produces and distributes video coverage for the upcoming “Sponsor Me” series of Action Sports events. The company is privately held, based in San Juan Capistrano CA.

For more information on Ubiquity’s technology, applications and innovations, please visit www.ubiquitybc.com

Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments and devices. Sony operates in five segments: Electronics, which develops, designs, manufactures and sells electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer and professional markets; Games, in which Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. develops, produces, markets and distributes PlayStation 2 (PS2), PSP (PlayStation Portable) (PSP) and PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) hardware and related software; Pictures, which encompasses motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, and digital content creation and distribution; Financial Services, which includes the activities of Sony Financial Holdings Inc. ,and All Other, which comprises Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (SMEJ). On October 1, 2008, it acquired Bertelsmann’s 50% interest in SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (SONY BMG). Sony Electronics is the largest unit of Sony Corporation of America, the holding company for Sony Corporation’s US-based electronics and entertainment businesses. Sony Corporation of America’s consumer electronics unit makes and markets products to tap into Sony’s music, films, games, and other businesses. The electronics arm sells PCs (the Sony VAIO) and their peripherals, as well as TVs, VCRs, PDAs, DVD and MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, CD players, and car audio items. The company’s also a retailer and operates about 60 Sony Style retail shops in the US, mostly in California, Texas, and Florida.

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP )

ASP was formed in 1982 to protect the interests of professional Surfers. The association organizes the six professional surfing circuits including the World Championship Tour or WCT, which was renamed to the ASP World Tour in 2007.


    Jodi Wilmott
    Ocean Promotion
    (808) 258-8533

    Connie Jordan
    Sponsor Me Inc.
    (949) 493-9000

SOURCE Sponsor Me Hawaii

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