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San Clemente, CA — May 28, 2002 — For the first time ever, Forum is proud to announce its Youngblood amateur contest series in 2002/03 featuring park and rail contests at select resorts throughout North America.

Sponsored by Forum, Special Blend, Foursquare and C1RCA, Youngblood is a free amateur contest series that was created to give kids an opportunity to test their skills in a casual and fun atmosphere. The age categories will be 14 and under and 15 and over.

“Recognizing the need, Forum decided it was time to create a contest series that would give kids an open format to come out and compete for free,” said Dan McNamara, director of marketing.

“We wanted to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for kids of all ages to be able to show their skills in a progressive setting. Also, we wanted to become more involved in regional events and do more to support our dealers in their own backyards.”

Stay tuned for additional information on the Young Blood Contest Series to include locations, dates, etc. For more information and to sign up for updates visit http://www.fourstardist.com or www.forumsnowboards.com.

Four Star Distribution is located in San Clemente, California and is known for being a leader in the skate and snowboard industry as the creators of Special Blend, Four Square Outerwear and Expedition Performance Systems, Jeenyus Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, C1RCA footwear, and C1 Denim.

For Media Inquiries contact: Kim Peterson, (949) 369-8730, kim_peterson@fourstardist.com