Media Advisory - Toronto's best freestyle soccer players compete for a kick
at Red Bull Street Style National Final

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - It's as easy as 3-2-1: three minutes, two players, and one ball form the battleground. Ball control, style and skill crown the king. Come watch as Toronto's best freestyler soccer players face-off on a special stage, seven metres in diameter, and alternate ball possession every 30 seconds while displaying their most awe-inspiring ball tricks to the rhythm of music. The goal is to impress the judges, beat their rivals and earn a spot in the Red Bull Street Style National Final.

Following the runaway success of 2008 culminating in the first ever World Finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Red Bull Street Style returns for 2009/10 to keep the world freestyle soccer elite on their toes and the tricks fresh. On October 10, 2009 head over to Gate 1 outside BMO Field, 170 Princes' Blvd and prove your fleet footwork deserves a world stage. Athlete registration starts at 12:00PM and the competition will begin at 1:30PM. The competition takes place on BMO grounds prior to the TFC vs. San Jose Earthquake game.

Through a series of regional qualifiers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, and a national final on November 15, 2009 in Toronto, Red Bull Street Style is searching for Canada's top freestyler to represent at the world finals in South Africa. Last year, José Pena of Toronto took the Canadian championship title and headed to San Paolo to showcase his smooth style.

Can't make it to the qualifiers? From now until October 26th, we're giving you the chance to upload a video up to one minute in length to our Red Bull Canada Facebook fan page, with the most talented entry receiving a trip straight to the National Final in Toronto. Visit us at www.facebook.com/redbullcanada for additional information on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

    
    What:   Red Bull Street Style Qualifier

    When:   Saturday October 10, 2009, 1:30pm

    Where:  Gate 1 at BMO field, 170 Princes' Blvd

    Who:    Pre-event interviews available with Canadian freestyle icon,
            Steve "Eli Freeze" Elias, or last year's Canadian Red Bull Street
            Style champion, Jose Pena.
    

Stay tuned for more info on the Red Bull Street Style National Final in Toronto on November 15, 2009!

SOURCE RED BULL STREET STYLE

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Sonia Klinger, Red Bull Canada, (416) 542-7493, sonia.klinger@ca.redbull.com; Alana Lipton, Melissa Legaspi, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 x 222, (416) 979-1120 x 272, alana.lipton@edelman.com, melissa.legaspi@edelman.com

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