Today, Street League Skateboarding has proudly announced its partnership with Brian Schaefer and Skatepark of Tampa to form a true qualification system in skateboarding that spans from amateur events all the way to the SLS Pro Super Crown.
As a result of the partnership, streetleague.com will serve specifically as the exclusive platform and website for live streaming of Tampa Pro and Tampa Am.
The pair of companies will also be collaborating with SPoT in introducing an evolved version of the Damn Am Series as an elite qualifier of amateur skateboarding contests, starting in 2015. This evolved version of the Damn Am Series will qualify the world’s best amateurs into both the Tampa Am and ultimately, future SLS Pro Opens.
Visit the Street League Skateboarding and Skatepark of Tampa sites for more info.
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