Industry News 6/9/2008

AST Announces NIKE 6.0 as Sponsor of Summer & Winter Dew Tours

AST Announces NIKE 6.0 as Sponsor of Summer & Winter Dew Tours

The AST, the umbrella brand and organization of the world's most prestigious action sports properties, today announced that Nike 6.0 has signed on as an associate sponsor for the AST Dew Tour and AST Winter Dew Tour.

As an associate sponsor, Nike 6.0 will receive tour-wide exclusivity in the footwear, athletic and casual apparel, and outerwear categories. Nike 6.0 will also receive fully integrated marketing benefits, including television ads on NBC and USA Network, online and on-site exposure as well as inclusion in the Tour's multi-million dollar marketing campaign.

"We're excited to have the support of Nike 6.0 for our two premier tours, the AST Dew Tour and AST Winter Dew Tour," said Wade Martin, AST president. "Nike 6.0 has tremendous credibility, a terrific stable of up and coming action sports stars, and an exciting, innovative activation strategy.  We look forward to working together to bring the partnership to life and grow our respective businesses."

"Nike 6.0 is committed to supporting progressive young action sports athletes," said Dan Burris, Nike Action Sports GM.  "We feel the AST Dew Tour is equally committed to elevating the best action sports athletes from around the world. We look forward to combining the creativity and energy of the Nike 6.0 brand with the premium events of the AST Dew Tour and the new addition of the AST Winter Dew Tour to create an inspiring venue for all action sport athletes."