Nike 6.0 Elevates Sponsorship with Winter Dew Tour as Title Sponsor of Season-Opener in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ski Resort Increases to a 22-foot Superpipe, Hosting the Top Snowboard and Freeski Talent at the Nike 6.0 Open This December

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Burr Ridge, Ill. – September 13, 2010 – Nike 6.0, the action sports division of Nike, has signed on as the new event title sponsor of the Winter Dew Tour’s season-opener, the Nike 6.0 Open. The event will be hosted at Breckenridge Ski Resort December 16 – 19, 2010, where the best snowboard and freeski athletes will compete on the Resort’s newly-elevated 22-foot superpipe.

Furthering the brand’s support of all things snow and freeski, Nike 6.0 has just welcomed pro snowboarder, Mason Aguirre, to their newly launched outerwear line. Aguirre won the final snowboard superpipe event of the Winter Dew Tour’s inaugural season, placing him in fourth overall in the 2008-09 rankings.

“I’m stoked to be a part of the Nike 6.0 team and to have such a great brand backing me,” said Aguirre. “It will be awesome to start off the Winter Dew Tour season with a Nike 6.0-sponsored event and the fact that Breck is going to a 22-foot pipe will make the contest that much better.”

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“Entering its third season, the Winter Dew Tour has established itself as a strong platform for growing winter action sports at all levels,” said Chris Prybylo, General Manager of the Winter Dew Tour. “Having an esteemed brand like Nike 6.0 extend their relationship with us to event title sponsor demonstrates the strength of the property and their brand’s shared commitment to this industry.”

Nike 6.0 originally signed on as an associate-level partner for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour seasons.  As event title 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.

The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                                      Date                 Location
Nike 6.0 Open                         Dec. 16-19        Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Winter Dew Tour Killington        Jan. 20-23         Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Toyota Championships             Feb. 10-13        Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

Entering its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells(Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).

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