April 02, 2001 12:03pm
Vivid Entertainment Makes Waves with Pro Wakeboarder Mike Weddington - Vivid Girls in Advertising
by: Company Press Release
(VAN NUYS, CA) -- Top professional world champion wakeboarder Mike Weddington and The Vivid Entertainment Group, the world's leading Adult film/video company, have joined forces to make waves during Weddington's participation in this year's tournament and promotion schedule.
"Wakeboarding is growing at such an enormous rate with such a diversity of people it is a natural for us to connect with Vivid in this demographic (male 18-35.) I have always thought outside the traditional lines for sponsors and Vivid fits my personality and the views of alternative sports and Exciting lifestyles. It's about time that fans realize their sports icons enjoy life to the fullest, only then can they completely relate to who we are as people. I'm just out here doing what I love with the people that believe in me. Vivid is a perfect match for me," says Weddington.
Weddington, who won the freestyle competition in the 1995 World Wakeboard Championships, will be participating in 16 competitions from March 31st to September 30th in locations across the country. They include Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Pensacola in Florida and Lake Gaston, High Point and Burlington in NC, Austin, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Lake Havesu, AZ, Portland, OR, Abbotsford, BC, Sacramento and Lake Elsinore in CA. Weddington will also be participating at the ESPN X-Games in Philadelphia on August 18th.
In each location Weddington will be presenting Vivid-Mike Weddington Prize Pack giveaways to winning wakeboarders and lucky spectators. Mike's progress, comments, and information on his other special appearances will be posted on vividvideo.com considered one of the most popular adult sites with over half a million visitors per day.
Vivid Girls, who are considered the top adult industry stars, will be featured in selected ads for Origin Wakeboards which is co-owned by Weddington and look for Origin team members to wear Vivid T-shirts and sport Vivid logos on their boards.
"Vivid is known as an innovator in adult entertainment and professional wakeboarding is a cutting edge sport with its non-stop, unpredictable action. Both fans and competitors have the incredible energy that we find Appealing and so we're delighted to join forces with Mike and Origin Wakeboards" says David Schlesinger, Vice-President, Director of New Media/Marketing for Vivid.
The Vivid Entertainment Group is best known for its beautiful Vivid Girls who are signed to exclusive contracts to appear in Vivid Videos and DVD's. Vivid also operated The Hot Network, The Hot Zone and Vivid TV per-view programming which is seen in over 40 million homes in North America.
The following are the places you will be able to find Mike Weddington, for the Vivid-Mike Weddington Prize Pack Giveaways:
March 31, 2001 - Orlando, FL - Pro Wakeboarding Tour Stop
April 28, 2001 - Pensacola, FL - Vans Triple Crown Wakeboard Stop
April 30 - May 6, 2001 - Mexico - Origin/Malibu Photo & Promotions
May 12, 2001 - Lake Gaston, NC - Origin Open/East Side Rides Tour Stop
May 19, 2001 - Austin, TX - Malibu Just Ride Series Tour Stop
June 16, 2001 - Detroit, MI - Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop (tentative)
June 30, 2001 - Highpoint, NC - Pro Wakeboarding Tour Stop
July 14, 2001 - Lake Havasu, AZ - Malibu Just Ride Series Tour Stop
July 22, 2001 - Portland, OR - Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop (tentative)
August 4, 2001 - Sacramento, CA - Pro Wakeboarding Tour Stop
August 18, 2001 - Philadelphia, PA - ESPN X-Games
August 25, 2001 - Orlando, FL - Vans Triple Crown Wakeboard Stop
September 28, 2001 - Lake Elsinore, CA - Vans Triple Crown Wakeboard Stop