Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Carlsbad, CA (June 29, 2009) — X Games gold medalist, television star and active philanthropist, Ryan Sheckler has been nominated Best Male Action Sport Athlete at the 2009 ESPY Awards, it was announced this week. The ESPY Awards honor the best achievements, moments and leading athletes of the previous year. Fans can vote for Sheckler at www.expys.tv or www.espn.mobi through July 11. The awards will be presented July 15 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, with the taped show airing July 19 on ESPN.
Sheckler has also been nominated for two Teen Choice Awards in the categories of TV Male Reality/Variety Star and Action Sports Male. Fans can vote for him every day at www.teenchoiceawards.com. The awards will be presented on August 9, with a taped show airing August 10 on FOX.
"I'm so honored to be nominated for these awards," said Sheckler. "I have the best fans in the world and I'm reminded of this every time they come out to vote for me or to watch me skate."
These nominations are just the latest in what is a very busy summer for the 19-year-old athlete. Sheckler recently announced his own clothing line, RS by Sheckler, which will be available at retailers nationwide on July 10, and he will compete next month in three major competitions the Maloof Money Cup, the Dew Tour, and the X Games where last year he took home his second gold.
On Monday, July 27 and the eve of the X Games, Sheckler will host the 2nd Annual Ryan Sheckler X Games Celebrity Skins Classic at the prestigious Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. The tournament will include a putting contest, a helicopter ball drop, shotgun start, and an awards ceremony. The festivities will continue with an evening featuring a dinner and reception with live music, a silent auction, and a live auction hosted by Sal Masekela of E! Entertainment and host of X Games. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Sheckler Foundation and the Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation.
Ryan Sheckler would like to thank the following sponsors: Etnies, Plan B, Red Bull Energy Drink, Oakley, Nixon, Bones Wheels, Independent Trucks, FKD Bearings, Mob Grip, Kicker Car Audio and Mission Products.