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Grand Trunk Commemorates Inaugural Women’s Division in Skateboarding World Championship with Custom Hammocks
Chicago, IL — (Oct. 2, 2015) – Grand Trunk is pleased to co-present MAHFIA.TV’s Girlz Nite Out in Chicago as the duo celebrates the long-awaited addition of a Women’s Division to the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, the only league of professional street skateboarders in the world.
Not only is Grand Trunk excited to see these girls compete at the highest level on television worldwide, they are 100-percent supportive of women’s skateboarding. To show their support, Grand Trunk is creating custom hammocks for each of the eight female professional skateboarders and releasing a limited quantity for fans to purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to Skate Like a Girl, a nonprofit supporting female empowerment through skateboarding.
Street League Skateboarding was founded in 2010 by pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek. The platform aims to elevate the best skateboarders in the world. And in 2015, the Super Crown World Championship will not only determine the best male street skater in the world, but also the best female street skater in the world.
Grand Trunk is a Chicago-based brand inspired by the road less traveled and those who live for the next adventure. “Men have dominated the sport of skateboarding for decades,” according to Grand Trunk’s Belinda Neff. “The eight women competing in the championship break this mold and challenge the idea of social female norms. Grand Trunk is proud to support these amazing young women and we wish them well in the Championship!”
“We are thrilled to partner with Grand Trunk on this inaugural event as we are big fans of their products. Travel and adventure are engrained into action sports culture and represent the foundation of our passions. I am beyond excited to team up to support and celebrate these amazing women,” says MAHFIA.TV founder, Kim Woozy.
To celebrate the inaugural Women’s Division, Grand Trunk and MAHFIA.TV will co-host a reception on Friday, Oct. 2nd at the Emporium in Chicago’s Logan Square. Attendees can meet and hang out with pro skaters Lacey Baker, Vanessa Torres, Leticia Bufoni, Marisa Dal Santo, Alexis Sablone and Samarria Brevard. Food and libations will be served, in addition to games, music and raffle prizes from Grand Trunk and other sponsors. For more information, please visit http://www.mahfia.tv/event/girlz-nite-out-chicago-presented-by-grand-trunk/.
About Grand Trunk
Grand Trunk makes goods for the road less traveled, and anyone who values meaningful connections with nature, embracing new cultures, and exploring outdoor adventure. Founded in 2002 by two intrepid entrepreneurs who met while backpacking through Thailand, their shared passion for travel and the authentic outdoor lifestyle inspired Grand Trunk’s first line of travel hammocks. Over the past decade the brand has expanded and evolved to encompass a wide assortment of adventure travel gear and accessories. To view Grand Trunk’s complete range of products, please visit www.grandtrunk.com.
MAHFIA.TV is the leading digital global destination for women’s action sports culture, producing and curating authentic, branded and high-quality content on a multi-media platform. Founded in 2010 by action sports entrepreneur and advocate Kim Woozy, MAHFIA.TV is an interactive community for females whose passions are expressed through skate, snow, surf, wake, travel, culture and diversity. For more information, please visit www.MAHFIA.TV and follow @MAHFIA_TV.