For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2009
Black Pearl Skate & Surf, the world’s largest outdoor concrete skatepark, hosts pro boarders Christian Hosoi, Brian Sumner and Jay “Alabamy” Haizlip
Charlotte, NC –Legends in the world of skateboarding hit the bowls and pipes of Black Pearl Skate Park in Grand Harbour, Cayman Islands on Friday, May 22 to film new episodes of a Christian reality series, THE UPRISING. Show hosts Christian Hosoi, Brian Sumner and Jay Haizlip comb skate parks, backyard pools, and other hangouts in this unprecedented, uncompromising show produced by youth content provider, Steelroots.
“We certainly couldn’t do a reality TV show about professional skateboarding without visiting Black Pearl,” noted Ben Cerullo, president and founder of Steelroots. “This is a legendary skatepark, one of the most celebrated in the western world! And it’s a perfect platform for THE UPRISING.”
Hosoi and Sumner agree. “Black Pearl is known across the globe. It’s not just an attraction for local tourists. It’s truly a pilgrimage destination for die-hard boarders and we had to make the journey for ourselves.”
THE UPRISING showcases skate footage and events, featuring appearances by other pro skaters including Paul Rodriguez, Chad Tim Tim, Ray Barbee, Jereme Rogers, Josh Harmony and more. In addition to filming at Black Pearl, THE UPRISING crew will join renowned boarder Dennis Martinez to promote an anti-drug message at school assemblies throughout the Cayman Islands.
THE UPRISING is one of many original programmes from Steelroots. Others include music video show Countdown, talk/interview programme, The Steelroots Show” and specials that showcase popular athletes and musical artists.
Steelroots content can be seen online at www.steelroots.com. And millions of viewers throughout the world can watch via satellite and cable on INSP – The Inspiration Network every Saturday night. Steelroots programming is also available in other regions of the world through i-Lifetv – Inspirational Life Television and INI – Inspiration Network International. Viewers can check programme guides for channel line-up information.
To schedule newspaper or radio interviews with THE UPRISING hosts, please contact Melissa Prince at firstname.lastname@example.org. To access an electronic press kit, click here.
Launched in 2000, Steelroots is one of the expanding outreaches of the Inspiration Ministries. Since its launch, Steelroots has become a leading provider of Christian content for youth and young adults and is one of the few media-based ministries focusing on action sports. Steelroots uses television, Internet, print media, products, and special events to accomplish its vision of “revealing the Truth to today’s generation.” Steelroots’ original television programs include “Steelroots – The Show,” “Countdown,” “The Uprising,” and special programmes that address timely topics. Steelroots TV airs in 127 countries and in more than 135 million households worldwide through INSP – The Inspiration Network, i-Lifetv – Inspirational Life Television, and INI – Inspiration Network International.
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