Bonus offered

Aug 16, 2010 5:12 PM

Joe Maloof, whose family owns the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise and the Palms Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, is looking to increase the visibility of the Maloof Money Cup Orange County skateboarding championship. He is offering a $1 million bonus to any skater who can win four championships in a row.

Maloof said he was offering the bonus to "set the bar high."

Obviously interested is Chris Cole who has won three straight Maloof Money Cups and total prize money of $300,000.

Cole’s problem, however, is he has made a commitment to another league that will require his exclusive participation.

Commenting on Cole’s commitment, Maloof said, "I don’t know if he’d be able to skate in ours, but if he wants to, he’s welcome." If Cole declines, Maloof feels someone else will start a new streak.