The world’s leading skateboarders will be in Kimberley from September 30 to October 2 for the Maloof Money Cup. The event was created by businessman Joe Maloof, whose family own NBA team Sacramento Kings and the famous Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and this is the first time the event will happen outside the United States.
Participants will feature professional skateboarders Andrew Reynolds, Justine Figueroa, Garett Hill, Greg Lutzka,Nick Merlino, Pedro Barros and Sierra Fellers, with participants from the USA, Brazil, The Netherlands, China, Nigeria and South Africa. They will be competing for the $180 000 prize. The festivities will also include a concert with American rapper Lil Jon and local artists HHP, Danny K, Jozi, and Kabelo.
Maloof said bringing the Maloof Money Cup to South Africa was part of using skateboarding as a tool in community upliftment, with the skate park being built for the competition being donated to the local community after it ends. The skate park has been designed with Kimberley’s diamond heritage in mind. Contact Road Travel to find out more.