World’s Largest Skateboarding Championship  Maloof Money Cup 2009 to be Held in Costa Mesa, California

Skateboarding’s Biggest Names and Rising Stars Compete for Largest Skateboarding Purse in History – Over $450,000 in Prize Money at the Orange County (California) Fair July 10-12, 2009.

The Maloof Money Cup (, is 3 days of world class skateboard action with 5 events. The event, created by Joe Maloof, owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. during the opening weekend of the OC Fair, July 10-12, 2009.

Sanctioned as the National Championship by World Cup Skateboarding (, the Maloof Money Cup is the largest pursed event in the history of professional skateboarding with more than $450,000 in prize money.

SPoTlight Productions out of the walls of Skatepark of Tampa, will run the World Industries Amateur Street and Vert Contest. Highlighting the events will be the Zoo York U.S. Pro Street Championship, which will feature a $100,000 first prize and the Carl’s Jr. U.S. Pro Vert Championship that will award $75,000 and a tricked-out SUV to the winner who exhibits the best “big air” and “off-the-wall” tricks. The U.S. Women’s Pro Street Championship will offer the largest first prize in women’s professional skateboarding with $25,000 going to the winner. The three-day event will also feature a 40,000 square-foot interactive festival village featuring action sport retailers and skateboarding activities.

As part of the opening weekend of the 2009 OC Fair, the Maloof Money Cup brings fairgoers an exciting opportunity to see some of the world’s best professional and amateur skateboarders compete.

Tickets for the 2009 Maloof Money Cup will be available sold at Ticketmaster locations or call (714) 740-2000 or (213) 480-3232, or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Ticket prices range from $13 – $30.