Ultimate Boarder Championship Gains Sponsors

VERIZON WIRELESS AND SAMSUNG SIGN ON AS
SPONSORS OF THE 3rd ANNUAL ULTIMATE BOARDER™ CHAMPIONSHIP POWERED BY SANDISK


Ultimate Boarder™, the triathlon of a new generation, is happy to announce its partnership with Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s largest 3G network for the upcoming 3rd Annual Ultimate Boarder Championship presented by SanDisk.

Verizon Wireless will have a presence at each stage of the event and be promoting the Samsung OmniaII phone, as well as offering athletes and the general public a $20 off coupon that can be used towards the purchase of any new wireless device.  The coupon features Verizon Wireless athlete, professional skateboarder, Omar Hassan.  Last year Omar finished third in the solo event, and is returning this year ready to claim his spot on the Ultimate Boarder podium.

Samsung OmniaII Features:
- Oversized touch–screen display powered with the first of its kind Swype Technology
- 8 Gigs of internal memory
- Edit videos, create photo slideshows and add music
- Rock out for hours on end to music and videos using V CAST
Learn more at SamsungMobile.com


“Verizon is excited to partner with Ultimate Boarder™, as it is one of the most unique multi-sport competitions in the world,” said Tommy Campagne, Verizon Wireless West Area Marketing Consultant.  “Verizon’s goal is to connect with the fans and demo some of our products.”

The first stage of the event starts with surfing on Tuesday, March 16, at Seaside Reef in Cardiff, Calif. It’s followed by the snowboarding stage at Northstar-at-Tahoe and culminates with the final stage at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casio in Reno, NV. Ultimate Boarder will feature 50 solo athlete and 15 teams-comprised of one surfer, one skateboarder and one snowboarder.

Additional sponsors of the event include SanDisk, FlexFit®, Northstar-At-Tahoe™ Resort, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Kicker Audio, Primo Island Lager & Consuul.  For complete event details or for more information about any of the athletes, please visit www.ultimateboarder.com.

About Ultimate Boarder

Ultimate Boarder™ is a one-week competition to find the athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.  Ultimate Boarder™ was created in response to the growing popularity of these sports, and as a way to promote healthy athletic lifestyles among young athletes in a positive and competitive environment that grooms role models and heroes for our country’s next generation.  For event details, rules and eligibility, visit www.ultimateboarder.com.

About Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is in the heart of Reno/Tahoe – America’s Adventure Place. GSR is northern Nevada’s most complete resort destination with nearly 2,000 guest rooms and suites. The property offers a wide variety of accommodations for the everyday business traveler to the complete family vacation with amenities that include 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, branded retail shopping, headliner entertainment, a cinema, a 50-lane championship bowling center, outdoor thrill rides, aqua golf driving range, the largest casino north of Las Vegas with 24 hours of heart-pounding action plus so much more. GSR is a proud member of Summit Hotels and Resorts, a prestigious brand of Preferred Hotel Group. For more information, please visit http://www.grandsierraresort.com or to make reservations call 1.800.648.5080.

About Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a new base area village featuring 35 unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot skating rink, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar Resort offers 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com.