Industry News 8/12/2015

B$Z: World of X Games - Tide and Time: The Danny Hampson Story Saturday, August 8

Tune into World of X Games on Saturday, August 15 for the Tide and Time: The Danny Hampson Story show at 2 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on ABC.
 
This weekend’s half-hour World of X Games show will focus on Danny Hampson, one of the few athletes to come back from a life-threatening injury to reclaim his position at the top of his sport –wakeskating. A prodigy from a small town in the remote Florida Keys, Hampson quickly gained the attention the professional wakeskating community, securing various sponsorship deals and wakeskate video parts before the age of 16.
                                                      
On the fast track to success as a teenager, the fame and fortune for the young phenom prove to be too much and become distractions.  A near-fatal boating accident instantly turns Hampson’s career upside down but through the sheer will, determination and support from family and friends, is able to climb back up  become one of the most successful and influential wakeskaters in the sport.

In the sport of wakeskating, no name comes closer to being labeled “legend” than Florida’s Danny Hampson. Tune in this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on ABC. Photo credit: Oakley

The World of X Games is a weekly program on ABC and ESPN platforms, which features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and information on World of X Games, go to www.xgames.com. Check local listings for additional details.