TO CELEBRATE NEW GIGABIT INTERNET SPEEDS, COMCAST AND AERIAL SPORTS LEAGUE WILL HOST FIRST-EVER DRONE “DRAG RACING” EVENT
The State’s Top Pilots to Compete in the
“California Drone Speed Challenge”
July 20th at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 29, 2017 – Comcast, which now offers Xfinity® Gigabit Internet speeds, has teamed up with Aerial Sports LeagueTM, the leader in drone sports, games and entertainment to host The California Drone Speed Challenge – which brings California’s top pilots together for a series of drone drag races to determine who is the fastest pilot in the state.
“We wanted to do something spectacular to promote the new Gigabit Internet speeds we are bringing to our California customers,” said Elaine Barden, Comcast California’s Regional Vice President, Residential Sales and Marketing. “Drone racing, which is so thrilling and is rapidly becoming one of the world’s top spectator sports, is such an ideal way to celebrate the blazing fast speeds we’re now bringing to our customers.”
A $10,000 prize purse and ultimate bragging rights are up for grabs as 16 of the fastest pilots in California gather for a drone drag-race showdown along the “Twisted 1⁄4 Mile” at the ASL dSports World Arena, located within the historic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
On behalf of the winning pilot, Comcast will make a donation to Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit focused on engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.
“This will be the first-of-its kind high-speed, high-stakes drag race showdown to determine who is the fastest drone pilot in California,” said Marque Cornblatt, CEO of Aerial Sports League. “This will be the fastest, most exciting test of speed, skill and human reflexes in California.”
The California Drone Speed Challenge promises to shine a positive light on drones as a force for good - not only in the exciting world of aerial sports, but also in STEM education and community outreach programs throughout California.
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About Aerial Sports League
The Aerial Sports League (ASL) is a worldwide leader in drone sports, entertainment and media. Since 2012, the ASL team has been creating and promoting drone sports, and has been a cornerstone of the drone sports community. ASL has hosted 650,000 spectators at live events since 2015, has earned over 8.5 million video views and over 50,000 social media followers. ASL pioneered fun-based drone education and has taught thousands of new pilots to build & fly drones through events, meetups and STEM education programs. ASL is currently developing dSports World, a full-time drone sports entertainment destination. Visit www.AerialSports.tv for more information.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high- speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.