Maloof Skateboarding and Events DC, the official convention and sports authority dedicated to attracting premier events to the District, announced a multi-year agreement to host the Maloof Money Cup, presented by Vans, on a world-class skate park built on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. This skate park, named Maloof Cup Park, hosted the world’s best professional skateboarders at the inaugural Maloof Money Cup D.C. September 3-4.
“We’re excited to bring the Maloof Money Cup to our nation’s capital,” said Joe Maloof, creator of Maloof Money Cup and owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “This location at RFK Stadium was ideal and we thank Vans and Events DC for making it possible for the park to remain as a permanent structure in the community. We invite everyone to come out Labor Day weekend to the first-ever Maloof Money Cup D.C. It’s going to be an incredible contest with the world’s best skaters competing on a brand new course inspired by D.C. skate spots and landmarks.” ( from the Maloof Money Cup website)
Designed by Pro Skater Geoff Rowley and Joe Ciaglia’s team at California Skateparks, the 15,000-square-foot skate park is the first major skate park in Washington, D.C. and is inspired by Freedom Plaza and the architecture up and down Pennsylvania Avenue.
JSI provided large 19 row custom bleachers engineered to fit on a site under construction and worked hand in hand with producers and engineers from Maloof to have enough seating for this inaugural skating event in our nations capital. Along with the custom built bleachers and blockader style barriers, JSI also built a custom 60′ wide by 17′ tall truss style gateway for the entrance to the skate park for the Labor Day competition. During the pre-event construction phase many obstacles were overcome by the ability of our staff to work with our clients to make sure their needs and goals are met.
If you missed this skateboarding extravaganza feel free to relive it on this Youtube posting.