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Supergirl Jam series begins Wednesday in Simi Valley

June 29, 2010 | 11:03 am

Leticia Bufoni takes flight during the 2009 Supergirl Pro Am Jam skate contest.

The Supergirl Jam series kicks off its fourth year Wednesday with the Supergirl Am Jam, a skateboard street contest featuring top amateur skaters, at Skatelab in Simi Valley.

Co-sponsored by ASA Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Comics, the action sports competition is the industry's only large-scale, all-girls event and features more than 100 of the world's top female action sports athletes competing in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing and inline skating.

Practice begins at noon, with preliminaries at 2 p.m., a final practice at 4 p.m. and the finals from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The winner will earn a spot in the invitation-only pro competition during the Supergirl Jam on Aug. 22 at Venice Beach.

"This series was built to inspire young women and provide opportunities for these amazing artists to showcase their skills,"  ASA Entertainment CEO Rick Bratman said. "ASA is really proud to help promote these world-class athletes and be a part of the incredible progression in female action sports."

The series will kick off with three events, each highlighting the sports’ most talented female pros as well as up-and-coming amateurs:

Wednesday -- Supergirl Am Jam (skateboarding); Skatelab, Simi Valley

Aug. 14 -- Supergirl Pro Junior (surfing); Oceanside Pier

Aug. 22 -- Supergirl Jam (snowboarding, skateboarding, inline skating), Venice Beach

Additional surfing and snowboarding contests are being planned for November and December and will be announced at a later date. Admission to all of the Supergirl Jam events is free.

"We are very proud to present the Supergirl Jam for its fourth year," said Karen McTier, executive vice president of domestic licensing and worldwide marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "It's an honor to once again provide an opportunity for these young women to take center stage and be applauded for their talent, dedication and inspiration."

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Leticia Bufoni takes flight during the 2009 Supergirl Pro Am Jam skate contest. Credit: Supergirl Jam

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