ASA High School Tour

Eito Yasutoko Blog によると、今年2月で"g"スケートパークを退社独立、昨秋初参加された ASA High School Tour に続き、今年は春と秋の二度 ASA High School Tour に参加される予定だそうです。その名の通り ASA High School Tour とはアメリカ国内の高校を巡りながら、3Bスポーツのデモンストレーションを演じる3ヶ月間のツアーです。ちょっと調べてみました。

World Champion Vert Skater "Eito Yasutoko" will join the ASA High School Tour 2011 following the autumn of 2010.
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ASA High School Tour

ASA High School Tour Background Information

In 2000 ASA Entertainment created the ASA High School Tour (Tour), a traveling action sports exhibition that visits cities across the United States supporting the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. It was an exciting way to raise awareness among young adults about the harmful effects of using tobacco. In years past, the Tour has been supported by corporations such as: California Milk Advisory Board (got milk?) and the country's leading console gaming producer, Microsoft's Xbox 360. This fall the ASA High School Tour, in partnership with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the U.S. Marine Corps, brings the world's best action sports athletes to high schools across the country to show kids that it's cool to be tobacco-free.

The ASA High School Tour features the world's top professional skateboarders, BMX riders and inline skaters performing stunts on a state-of-the-art half-pipe in front of an audience of young adults. The athletes also speak to teens about the importance of refraining from tobacco use in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With its positive message and genuine concern for the health of America’s youth, the ASA High School Tour has become one of the top action sports exhibitions.
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Currently scheduled to perform at the fall stops are top BMX vert pros Jay Eggleston (Denver, CO), Jimmy Walker (Gilberts, IL), John Parker (State College, PA), Austin Coleman (Lake Forest, CA) and Tom Haugen (Minneapolis, MN); BMX flat land stars Trevor Meyer (Little Rock, AR) and Gabe Weed (Walnut Creek, CA); skateboarding pros Jay Stevason (Toronto, CAN) and Anthony Furlong (Tampa, FL); and inline skating World Champion Eito Yasutoko (Kobe, JAPAN).

Eito Yasutoko in ASA High School Tour 2010

Since the Tour's inception eleven years ago, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids messaging has reached over one million students. This year it will visit over 100 schools in 21 cities, staying in each city for 5 days, visiting one school each day.

ASA High School Tour 2010 Blog: EitoYasutoko's Tour Videos
  • Week # 1 (Sep. 7th - 10th) : Denver Colorado
  • Week # 2 (Sep. 13th - 17th) : Minneapolis MN
  • Week # 3 (Sep. 20th - 24th) : Chicago IL
  • Week # 4 (Sep. 27th - Oct, 1st) : Cleveland OH
  • Week # 5 (Oct. 4th - 8th) : Columbus Ohio
  • Week # 6 (Oct. 11th - 15th) : St Louis Missour
  • Week # 7 (Oct. 18th - 22nd) : San Antonio Texas
  • Week # 8 (Oct. 25th - 29th) : Houston TX
  • Week # 9 (Nov 1st - 5th) : Ft. Worth TX
  • Week #10 (Nov 8th - 12th) : Dallas TX

  • ASA High School Tour Schedule of the 2011 Spring. :
  • Week # 1 (Feb 28th - Mar 4th) : Fresno CA
  • Week # 2 (Mar 7th - 11th) : LAX or Orange County
  • Week # 3 (Mar 14th - 18th) : San Diego or Phoenix
  • Week # 4 (Mar 21st - 25th) : Tucson AZ
  • Week # 5 (Apr 4th - 8th) : Raleigh NC
  • Week # 6 (Apr 11th - 15th) : Philadelphia PA
  • Week # 7 (Apr 18th - 22nd) : New York City
  • Week # 8 (Apr 25th - 29th) : Hartford CT
  • Week # 9 (May 2nd - 6th) : Providence RI
  • Week #10 (May 9th - 13th) : Boston MA
  • ASA High School Tour

    Action sports high school anti-tobacco tour kicks off Monday in Ontario

    by Kelly Burgess (Feb. 17, 2010)

    ASA High School Tobacco Prevention Action Sports Tour
    The ASA High School Tour will kick off its Spring "Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids" schedule Monday in Ontario, Calif., with top skateboarders, BMX and inline-skating pros visiting high school campuses nationwide to perform stunts and offer students information on the risks of using tobacco.

    ASA Action Sports World Tour and X Games athletes will also spend time with students, posing for photos, signing autographs and talking about how you can be cool by not smoking.

    Now in its 11th year, the tour will visit one school each day, five days a week, in nine markets across the country -- including Los Angeles-area schools March 15 to 19. The events are offered at no cost to participating schools, thanks to sponsorship from ASA Entertainment, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the United States Marine Corps.

    "When we started this program 11 years ago, we hoped it would have the positive impact on students that we've been fortunate enough to affect," ASA Entertainment CEO Rick Bratman said.

    Since the tour’s inception, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids messaging has reached over 1 million students.

    An additional 55 schools will receive action sports events on campus this fall when the tour travels to 11 other cities from Sept. 7 through Nov. 19.
    A combination of factors determine which schools are visited, including enrollment numbers, requests received from schools, and which systems are most open to bringing in outside programs. Parents have also played a part in getting the event to their child's school after learning of the program.

    "If we can encourage even one student to stop smoking or have second thoughts about tobacco use, it's worth our effort," said Bratman.

    Los Angeles Times: Action sports high school anti-tobacco tour kicks off Monday in Ontario
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