Amateur Filipino skateboarders from across the country had an adrenaline-charged showdown of moves and tricks at Circuit Makati for the second staging of Mountain Dew’s Dew Tour AM Series in the Philippines.
“We had a great time when we held the Dew Tour AM Series for the first time in the Philippines last year,” shared PepsiCo Flavors Category Manager Katrina Paras.
The face-off on Nov. 20 to 21 brought the winners of three grassroots events, called bootcamps, that took place in Laguna, Cebu and Davao to the skate park in Makati City.
Paras said the decision to add bootcamps for the first time this year was aimed to invite more skateboarders outside Metro Manila to showcase their talent at the international competition.
Mak Feliciano, Rasheed Al Rasheed and Rap Santos are the named Dew Tour AM Series winners. The first placer will represent the Philippines to the Dew Tour USA, one of the biggest and most-awaited events for skaters around the world. He also took home P75,000 in cash.
“Skateboarding earned a unique energy and color over the years and Mountain Dew is proud that it has become a part of the growing momentum through the Dew Tour AM Series,” enthused Paras.
Prior to the competition, Mountain Dew brought its professional skateboarders Theotis Beasley, Chris Colbourn and Reemo Pearson. The three skating legends performed their best tricks to inspire Pinoy participants and show their support for the local skateboarding community.
“The Philippine skate scene has overwhelming energy and I am really glad that I was able to witness an extraordinary display of talent,” said Beasley. “I hope skaters here will sustain the skating passion which is growing around the world.”
For more information about the Manila Dew Tour AM Series, visit Mountain Dew Philippines’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mountaindewPH/.
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