The WWA's most prestigious event of the year, the Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra opens at its new location next week in downtown Oklahoma City's Oklahoma River. Supra announced its excitement to take this event to the next level back in February and has since created even more unique activities during the Worlds and after hours. Get ready for high-flying action on the water and good times on the ground.
Supra and co-sponsor Reichhold will host a Practice Run for Worlds Qualifiers Wednesday, September 3rd from noon to 7 pm. The Practice Run will give qualifiers the opportunity to ride behind the actual event towboat with pro-rider and Wakeboarding Magazine's Instruction Editor, Kyle Schmidt. National qualifiers can register for the Practice Run at supraboats.com.
There are three key elements that are back by popular demand: the Commemorative DVD co-sponsored by Roswell, Family Night co-sponsored by Jabsco and the Supra VIP Hospitality Tent co-sponsored by Kenwood. The Roswell commemorative DVD is a keepsake of each qualifiers experience riding in the championships and features one on one interview's between Team Supra Pro Riders and qualifiers just moments before their run.
This year's Jabsco Family Night will take place at P2R Pole Position Raceway. Qualifiers and their families will be treated to dinner and a real side by side racing tournament at an indoor race track. It's like a golf tournament on steroids with go-karts racing up to 45 mph on a euro-style road course. In addition, qualifiers and their families will be able to kick back and watch all 16 divisions compete in style at Supra's luxurious VIP Hospitality Tent co-sponsored by Kenwood. Leather couches, large LCD TV's, cold drinks and good food are a few of the items available to accommodate VIP's.
New elements added to this year's event include Demo Days and the Dinner of Champions Red Carpet Awards Banquet co-sponsored by Kicker and OJ Props. Demo Days, co-sponsored by Waterski Boats of Dallas will offer spectators the chance to test drive or ride behind a Supra Launch 24SSV. Not only can you watch the Worlds, but you can get out on the water and even get wet! Demo Days also offers the opportunity to try out some of the latest wakeboard gear from leading industry manufacturers.
Supra is super stoked about the redesigned premier event co-sponsored with Kicker and OJ Props, “The Dinner of Champions Red Carpet Awards Banquet.” This year's awards ceremony has been brought indoors to the host hotel's ballroom at the Sheraton OKC. Qualifiers and their families will be treated to a true red carpet experience. Families will have the opportunity to sit at the pro rider's table of their choice. Additional tables will feature President of Skiers Choice, Rick Tinker, Marketing Director of Skiers Choice, Michael Littman, Founderr of the WWA Shannon Starling and Worlds Sports and Marketing's very own Chris Bischoff and Sean Dishman.
After the success of last year's event, Rick Tinker asked, “What can we do to make the World's even bigger and better in 2008?” Plans have been underway since the close of the '07 World's. Supra is taking its sponsorship even further than anticipated. “We are glad to have this opportunity to give back to the sport which we love,” stated Rick Tinker.
Another unique element available to fans who do not have the opportunity to catch all the high flying, rail-sliding water-sports action in Oklahoma City, is the ability to catch the exciting LIVE footage of all 16 divisions at fuel.tv/wakeboardworlds beginning Friday, Sept. 5 and wrapping up on Sunday, Sept. 7. In addition to watching all the action, fans can be part of it as well, as viewers will be able to e-mail in real-time direct to commentators Nick Weinacker and “the Noise of the North” Dano Amir in the announcers' tower during the webcast. Viewers can share comments, opinions or just give a shout-out to riders, friends and family at the event.
And last but not least, Supra will debut the all new 2009 Supra Launch Worlds Edition, the Official Towboat of the Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships that has dealers' customers going crazy. Look for more details about the Supra Launch Worlds Editions to be revealed later.
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