Saturday, July 11, 2009
The Maloof Money Cup is the premier showcase for professional skateboarding. The event was founded by Joe and Gavin Maloof, owners of the Sacramento Kings franchise. The three-day festival, and WCS sanctioned U.S. Skateboarding Championship, takes place July 10-12, 2009 during the opening weekend of the OC Fair. The Maloof Money Cup boasts the largest purse in the history of professional skateboarding with over $450,000 in prize money, while setting the benchmark at each prize level.
I went and checked out the MMC last night around six-ish. Every since attending The Clash at Clairemont in March, I have a instant love for skateboarding and skateboard contests. I headed over there with my camera, with the hopes that I could capture some great pictures before the sun went down. I've found that my best photos are taken during daylight. I have a slave flash but it's not fast enough for what I want to do at these shows.
I mostly concentrated on taking some good photos to share with my readers, and skateboard enthusiasts who want to check out MMC, but are not geographically close. I'm going to try and head out there again tonight also.
So here you all go, my photos of the Maloof Money Cup: