MTN DEW® to Host Free Skateboarding Event with Kansas City Professional Skateboarder Sean Malto and Friends at Gillham Park on Sunday, July 24th
Sean Malto Returns to Kansas City to Skate with Blind Skateboarder Anthony Ferraro, LA Skateboarder Lamont Holt, and Kansas City Locals as Part of the MTN DEW “Skateboarding is Unstoppable” Nationwide Campaign
What: MTN DEW UNLOCK THE SPOT: KANSAS CITY is the fourth of five skateboarding events happening in the MTN DEW skate team’s hometowns across the country to celebrate the MTN DEW “Skateboarding is Unstoppable” nationwide campaign. The Kansas City event will take place at the Slabs in Gillham Park and will feature an open skate jam and photo ops with professional skateboarder, Sean Malto, and influential content creators, including LA skater Lamont Holt and New Jersey blind skater and Judo Paralympian Anthony Ferraro. MTN DEW and MTN DEW ZERO product samples and giveaways will also be available for participants and attendees. Additionally, MTN DEW and Sean Malto are excited to team up with Escapist Skate Shop and Super Skate Posse to continue to grow the local skate community.
Sean Malto, MTN DEW professional skateboarder
Hometown: Kansas City, MO | Instagram: @seanmalto
Anthony Ferraro, motivational speaker, blind skateboarder, and social content creator
Hometown: Spring Lake, NJ | TikTok: @asfvision
Lamont Holt, LA skateboarder and social content creator
Hometown: Inglewood, CA | TikTok: @lamont_holt
When: Sunday, July 24, 2022, 11am – 3pm
Free and open to the public.
Where: The Slabs in Gillham Park
3915 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
Event Details: On Go Skate Day, MTN DEW launched a new summer skateboarding campaign, “Skateboarding Is Unstoppable.” The campaign celebrates and amplifies how far skateboarding has progressed and rolls out ahead of the upcoming Dew Tour at Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines, Iowa, July 29 – 30.
As part of the campaign MTN DEW pro Sean Malto is returning to his hometown in Missouri on July 24 to unlock the otherwise off-limits Gillham Park for local skateboarding enthusiasts. “Skateboarding has gained so much visibility in the last few years and it’s awesome that MTN DEW is celebrating that in such a big way this summer,” says Malto. “Skateboarding is an important outlet for so many people, whether it’s a big competition or just messing around with friends and unlocking a spot in Kansas City to skate with my hometown community is the perfect way to honor that.”
The rest of the MTN DEW pro skate team, including Mariah Duran, Theotis Beasley, and Chris Colbourn, are unlocking spots throughout July in each athlete’s hometown to celebrate Skateboarding is Unstoppable. Each event will give local skaters an opportunity to ride otherwise off-limits skate spots across the country. The grassroots tour will end after the conclusion of the Summer Dew Tour with the entire team in Des Moines, Iowa at Lauridsen Skatepark on July 31. From 8am to noon on Sunday, the Dew Tour competition course will be opened up for the local skate community to get a chance to ride with the MTN DEW pro skate team.