World-Class Action Sports Athletes Compete In New York at the Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational

Free Event in New York City Showcases the World's Leading Action Sports Athletes and Live Musical Performances

Bellevue, Wash. — Jul. 6, 2004

Huge air, gravity-defying tricks on two and four wheels, and high-energy music from up-and-coming bands will highlight the festivities on Saturday, July 17 at the admission-free Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational.

The Ramps and Amps Invitational will feature the T-Mobile Action Sports Team, a collection of the coolest action sports athletes known to man, as well as other professionals and amateurs - all vying for a shot at the combined $100,000 purse in BMX Vert and Vert Skateboarding. Non-prize money events include: in-line skating, mountain boarding and Go-Ped motorized scooter competitions.

The Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational will be packed with energetic athletes and stoked fans that will leave New York City spectators in awe. By being on–site at the South Street Seaport, fans will be able to see insane tricks like 720's, Superman airs and backflips, performed by a new breed of athletes at an ideal location.

The action starts at 3:00 p.m. on July 17. The Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational will also feature musical performances by the coolest up-and-coming bands throughout the day. Music performances will begin approximately at 5:45 pm with the energetic band Chronic Future and continues throughout the day with a vigorous special concert after the Ramps and Amps Invitational at 8:00 p.m.

The T-Mobile Action Sports Team athletes are at the top of their game and embody all the attributes that the T-Mobile brand represents in the marketplace: fun, confident, modern and daring. The team consists of:

--Dave Mirra (BMX Rider): Most decorated action sports athlete competing today. He has won more X Games gold medals than any other competitor.

--Ryan Nyquist (BMX Rider): Won gold medals at the 2003 X Games and 2003 Gravity Games.

--Shaun White (Skateboarder/Snowboarder): Won a gold medal at the 2004 Winter X Games and the 2003 ESPY Award for Best Action Sports Athlete.

--Bucky Lasek (Skateboarder): Gold medalist at 2003, 2000 & 1999 X Games.

--Carey Hart (Freestyle Moto X Star): Gold medalist at the 1999 Australia X Games and silver medalist at 2002 X Games.

--Gretchen Bleiler (Snowboarder): Won a gold medal at the 2003 Winter X Games and captured the award for "Female Rider of the Year" in Transworld Snowboarding's fifth Annual Riders Poll in 2003.

"Action sports fans will be amazed and treated to a full day of excitement as they see amateurs and professionals competing at the highest level at the Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational," said CEO and President of Pro Sports & Entertainment, Paul Feller. "With Nokia and T-Mobile's support, New York City will become the capital of action sports."

The Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational is part of The T-Mobile Core Tour, owned and operated by Pro Sports & Entertainment, Inc. The next stop for the T-Mobile Core Tour is Huntington Beach, Calif. (September 10-12) to help close out the summer.

The Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps & Amps Invitational will be televised on Fox Sports Net for a total of six hours of programming beginning Tuesday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. PDT and it will be re-aired on Wednesday, September 8:00 at 2:00 a.m. PST and again at 9:30 a.m. PDT. Re-airs will be shown again on December 7 at 4:00 p.m. PST, December 8 at 2:00 a.m. PST and once again at 9:30 am PST.

"The Nokia/T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational is an exciting destination where fans can use the newest technology offered by Nokia and T-Mobile to capture top action sports athletes during their high-flying competitions," said Mike Belcher, director, sponsorships and promotions for T-Mobile USA, Inc.

The marque athletes of action sports will gear up with the hottest T-Mobile wireless devices, using camera phones and video/audio phones to communicate with their fans on a whole new visual level. The T-Mobile Action Sports Team builds on the excitement that T-Mobile has created in the marketplace, as the leader in visual communications services. The Nokia 6600 phone has an amazing video recorder where the team can record and play videos on their handset and take amazing pictures where they can interact with their fans in real time by posting pictures and short video messages on athlete Web sites.

T-Mobile also gives customers the opportunuty to share pictures and video clips with friends and family through T-Mobile's My Album. With T-Mobile's My Album, customers can share video clips and photos online at their own personal Web site. Pictures can be viewed on personal computers, or new subscribers can choose from a selection of T-Mobile video phones including the Nokia 3660 and theNokia 6600 phones.

Keep an eye open for the Nokia Connection Zone where consumeres can test out the latest Nokia devices and T-Mobile services that are available.

 
 
 

Lindsay Morio
T-Mobile USA Media Relations
425-383-4002

mediarelations@t-mobile.com
 
 
 

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges.

About Pro Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Pro Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (PSEI), headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is an owner, operator and marketer of live sporting and entertainment events including, Running Sports, College Sports, Motor Sports, Lifestyle Sports, Action Sports, Concerts, Expos, Athlete Management, and Consultancy. PSEI generates revenue through corporate sponsorship, television, and radio broadcast fees, admissions, hospitality, merchandising, concessions, talent representation and consultancy. For more information, visit the company web site at Prosportsinc.com.

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