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Dew Tour becomes an OC signature event

(June 27, 2014) There is no doubt the Dew Tour Beach Championships has a positive impact on the Town of Ocean City.

“[Dew Tour] has become one of our signature events,” Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan said last week. “A lot of people are looking forward to it…Many people plan their vacations around when Dew Tour will be here.”

This is the fourth year the Dew Tour will host skateboarding and BMX competitions in the resort.

During its Ocean City debut–its first beachfront venue–in 2011, the Pantech Open, held July 21-24, set a Dew Tour attendance record by drawing approximately 73,000. That record was shattered in 2012 as an estimated 93,000 spectators came out for the Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championships, Aug. 16-19.

The Dew Tour returned to Ocean City in 2013, and again, a new attendance record was set. It was the first time the Dew Tour had ever hosted more than 100,000 attendees at a single event. Over the course of five days, June 19-23, an estimated 103,000 fans visited the Dew Tour Beach Championships.

According to the Demoflush statistics, which uses wastewater flows to estimate the city’s population, approximately 258,809 people were in town (Saturday and Sunday average) during Dew Tour weekend last year.

Many of those people stayed in Ocean City’s hotels and motels, ate in restaurants and shopped in the town’s stores. But Ocean City doesn’t just benefit from the number of people who come to town for the event. Ocean City also gains national and international attention on television.

The 2014 Dew Tour will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and DewTour.com/live on the NBC Sports Live Extra platform.

“To see Ocean City on TV and the way it is depicted is fantastic,” Meehan said.

According to the Dew Tour, “Thanks to greater distribution platforms, across international television, digital and distribution partners, including Globostat (Brazil) and TVA (Canada), we are able to bring the 2014 Dew Tour Beach Championships partners and athletes to 103 countries and more than 215 million households worldwide.”

“The media coverage surrounding the event and the footage you see on NBC Sports provides great exposure for Ocean City,” said Susan Jones, executive director of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association.

“The Town of Ocean City benefits in many ways from the Dew Tour. Of course, there is the revenue that is generated by the visitors who come to watch the event and the millions of impressions from the international television exposure, but mostly, it is the memories that are made by the people who come and experience the Beach Championships that they will never forget,” said Jessica Waters, Ocean City’s communications manager. “The Dew Tour brings an exciting energy to Ocean City, with fun, lively and youthful events and concerts. When people arrive and see the extraordinary footprint of the Dew Tour, they are amazed. It is dazzling and I think being able to offer that feeling is something that is the largest benefit from the Dew Tour.”

Dew Tour Beach Championships TV Schedule

Friday, June 27

BMX Park Pre-Show 1-1:30 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
BMX Park semifinal 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Skate Street Session 4-5 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Skate Bowl semifinal 5:30-8 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Wrap-up Show 8-8:30 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE


Saturday, June 28

BMX Park Pre-Show 1-1:30 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
BMX Park final 1-3 p.m. ET NBC LIVE
BMX Park final 1-3 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
BMX Street Session 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Skate Vert final 5-7 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Wrap-Up Show 7-7:30 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Skate Vert final 1-2:30 a.m. ET NBCSN


Sunday, June 29

Skate Bowl Pre-Show 1:30-2 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Skate Bowl final 2-4 p.m. ET NBC LIVE
Skate Bowl final 2-4 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
BMX Vert 4:30-6:30 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
Wrap-Up Show 6:30-7 p.m. ET DewTour.com LIVE
BMX Vert 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET NBCSN

*Schedule is subject to change

Skate Bowl competition 2013
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Managing Editor Lisa Capitelli, a New York native, entered Salisbury University (then Salisbury State) in the fall of 1998 and graduated in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She majored in communication arts, and minored in art, with concentration on photography. Lisa began her career at Ocean City Today as a staff writer in February 2003. She was promoted to Assistant Editor in August 2011 and Managing Editor in May, 2013. Editorial responsibilities include covering sports — from local high school games, to fishing tournaments and recreation and park programs, the business community and weekly happenings, events and activities.

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