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Calling All Skateboarders: Cricket Wireless Hits the Streets of the Windy City with Street League Skateboarding Legend P-Rod

Jun 24, 2014

CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) tour is coming to Chicago, and Cricket Wireless, the event's exclusive wireless sponsor, is kicking off the festivities with engaging activities in the city to interact and meet the face of street skateboarding Paul Rodriguez (P-Rod).

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Rodriguez is the latest Cricket brand ambassador and is on a mission to get Chicagoans pumped up for the competition. Cricket encourages skateboarding enthusiasts to take it to the streets by showing off their best tricks and support fellow skaters at upcoming Chicago event locations in the coming days (details below).

Cricket also donated 100 tickets to this Sunday's SLS competition to area youth via Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. The SLS tour is the most prestigious professional competitive series bringing the sport's best street skateboarding to a worldwide fan base.

WHEN/WHERE:

  • Thursday, June 26 (1:30-2:30 PM): Autograph signing and "selfie" opportunity with Rodriguez, Cricket Wireless(North Avenue; 3337 W North Ave. Chicago IL)
  • Thursday, June 26 (3:00-5:00 PM): Skate and hang out with Rodriguez, Wilson Beach Skate Park (700 W Wilson Ave; Chicago, IL 60640)

Both events with Rodriguez are open to the public and free of charge. The SLS Tour Competition takes place this Sunday, 6/29, at UIC Pavilion, 525 S Racine Ave; Chicago, IL. Tickets start at $25, and there is a free expo open to the public on the event grounds.

ABOUT STREET LEAGUE SKATING: SLS is the first-ever professional league for street skateboarding. The 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour features 22 of the world's most exciting skateboarders competing in an easy-to-follow, ISXTM instant scoring format on one-of-a-kind concrete skate plazas, all for the largest prize purse in skateboarding history. Each stop will air live on FOX Sports 1 and Fox Sports Go with a live international webcast on Streetleague.com

About Cricket Wireless: Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract.  The power of Cricket is our fast, reliable, nationwide 4G LTE network; easy and affordable unlimited plans with taxes and fees included; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About.  Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. 

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For further information: Jermaine Spight, Cricket Wireless, 313.223.7779, jermaine.spight@cricketwireless.com