PlayStation Pro Event Recap

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Hi I’m Abigail Murphy, just stopping in to give you the scoop on the PlayStation Pro, which took place this past weekend at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. For those who aren’t familiar, the PlayStation Pro is the fifth and final stop of the AST Dew Tour, the pro action sports tour that features skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross.

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On Wednesday, PlayStation kicked off the event by donating $5,000 each to the Orlando After School All-Stars & The OC Club. The donations were given in hopes of providing the children of the Orlando more opportunities to get involved in action sports. AST Dew Tour Pro Skateboarders Anthony Furlong, Jean Postec and Andy McDonald held a clinic with 30 kids from these clubs on the Fresh Park course. Along with the clinic, The PlayStation Experience truck was on-site at the Festival Village for all the kids to test out the latest and greatest videogames for PlayStation.

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The PlayStation Experience was packed all weekend, with kids looking to check out the best in action sports…and videogaming! People went insane over the upcoming PlayStation Network title PAIN. It’s no surprise, as PAIN is a game of crash and burn, after all.

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The AST Dew Tour competition went on throughout the weekend. Here are the results:

AST Dew Cup Champions
Skateboard Park: Ryan Sheckler
Skateboard Vert: Shaun White
FMX: Nate Adams
BMX Vert: Jamie Bestwick
BMX Park: Daniel Dhers
BMX Dirt: Ryan Nyquist

All Dew Cup Champions were awarded on Sunday night, after a weekend filled with incredible competitions. PlayStation was also on hand to crown the 2007 PlayStation Trick of the Year winner…Mike Spinner. Mike’s 1080 in BMX Park won him the PlayStation Trick of the Week honors in Portland and has now won him the ultimate prize – the 2007 PlayStation Trick of the Year. Mike will be looking forward to a $10,000 check, a PLAYSTATION®3, and library of games. Congrats Mike!

We took a ton of pictures at the PlayStation Pro, click here to visit our gallery.

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