Since 2000, ASA Entertainment has been bringing the top skateboarding and BMX pros from the X Games to perform on a state-of-the-art half-pipe ramp or jump box in an assembly program that uses the allure of action sports and the cool-factor of the top pros to communicate a peer-to-peer bullying prevention or anti-smoking message.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tour is going virtual for the 2020-21 school year with a completely revised program featuring high-profile celebrities that teens admire speaking directly to the students about their own experiences with bullying while offering advice about overcoming obstacles, being an ally, inclusion, kindness, surrounding yourself with positive influences, problem solving, and other important subjects that resonate with teens during a time when so many people are suffering
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Three-time NBA most valuable player, four-time NBA Finals most valuable player, five-time NBA champion, twelve-time NBA all-star, and member of the legendary 1992 Olympic Dream Team, Earvin “Magic” Johnson is arguably the greatest NBA point guard of all time. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity from the court into the business world as Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE). MJE provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. Still a commanding presence in popular culture, Johnson made history in 2012 when he became co-owner of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers. He also co-owns the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club, and eSports franchise Team Liquid. He continues to expand his influence through his many businesses that include: EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, ASPiRE, an African-American television network and SodexoMAGIC, a food service and facilities management company.
The most recognized action sports figure in the world, Tony Hawk was just nine-years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. In 1999, he became the first skater to ever complete a 900, the holy grail of vert skating. Shortly thereafter, he teamed up with Activision to launch Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, now a billion dollar video game franchise. He has created a Tony Hawk brand that includes Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys. Tony authored a New York Times bestseller and oversees his films, television and commercial production company, 900 Films,. He founded the Tony Hawk Foundation, which has given away over $10 million to over 600 skatepark projects throughout the United States that serve over six million visitors a year.
Dixie D’Amelio is a viral TikTok creator, social media star, actress, model and singer. With over 60 million followers across her platforms, Dixie’s outgoing and fun personality has rendered her one of the most watchable faces on the internet. This summer, Dixie released her first ever single, titled “Be Happy”. The corresponding music video premiered on July 1st, where it quickly hit the #1 trending spot on YouTube within hours – the video now has over 75 million streams and counting. A proud voice of her generation, Dixie is an advocate against cyberbullying and has partnered with organizations such as UNICEF to raise awareness on the negative effects cyberbullying can have on young people.
Anthony Anderson is star and executive producer of ABC's Emmy-nominated sitcom black-ish. He has won two NAACP Image Awards and earned six Emmy nominations for his role as Dre, a family man that struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. Anderson has appeared in over 20 films, and his performance on Law & Order earned him his fourth consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Over the years, he has displayed his bountiful talent in the DreamWorks' blockbuster Transformers as well as in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning feature, The Departed. Anderson is also the host of ABC's game show To Tell The Truth, which premiered in June of 2016. Most recently, he has been seen in Barbershop: The Next Cut and 20th Century Fox's The Big Year. He first gained attention as one of Jim Carrey's sons in Me, Myself, and Irene, and has subsequently appeared in such films as Scary Movie 3, Barbershop, Kangaroo Jack, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, Two Can Play That Game, Malibu's Most Wanted, My Baby's Daddy, Agent Cody Banks 2, and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.
Known most notably as one of the biggest comeback stories of our era, Bethany Hamilton has become synonymous with inspiration. Her story of determination, faith, and hope has resonated worldwide, especially after she was the subject of the full-length feature film, Soul Surfer. At the age of 13 as a rising surf star, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her dream career. However, one month after the attack, Bethany returned to surfing and within two years had won her first national surfing title. Bethany’s foundation of faith has been her backbone; her source of truth, hope, and strength. At 17 years old, she realized her dream of surfing professionally and she is still an active surf competitor to this day. Bethany has been able to touch a large number of people with her faith message, charitable efforts, and overall spirit. Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer, author and motivational speaker. She currently has her own blog and online course on helping others become unstoppable.
Tim Tebow is a professional baseball player, former professional football player, 3-time NY Times best-selling author, international speaker, businessman, philanthropist and broadcaster for both ESPN and the SEC Network. He played college football for the University of Florida, and in 2007 became the first player to win the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore. Tim led his Florida Gators team to two BCS National Championships in 2006 and 2008. In the NFL, he played for the Denver Broncos, the New York Jets, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles after becoming a first-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2010. He is currently playing baseball as an outfielder and designated hitter with the New York Mets MLB team and leads a life of significance through the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Von Miller is one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of the NFL. Now in his ninth-year, he has been selected to the NFL All-Pro team seven times and been named to seven Pro Bowls. He leads the NFL in sacks (98) and forced fumbles (25) since entering the NFL in 2011. Von was named MVP of Super Bowl 50—the 10th defensive player to earn the honor—after posting 2.5 sacks and forcing two fumbles that led to touchdowns in Denver's 24-10 win against Carolina. He was voted as runner-up for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, setting a Broncos single-season record with 18.5 sacks and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl starter in 2011. Off the field, he was nominated as the Broncos' 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and received the national 2019 Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Sports.
Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer, fashion designer, author, and entrepreneur Steve Aoki stands as one of the most successful American cross-genre artists, solidified via dozens of multi-platinum releases, multiple awards, billions of music and video streams and innovative cross-platform projects.At the core of it all, Aoki is a visionary, a road he’s traveled since the humble beginnings of Dim Mak Records, the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel brand he founded in 1996. Renowned for his adventurous attitude toward genre-defying collaborations, which lends to his joining forces with A-listers like Migos, Daddy Yankee, 2Chainz, Gucci Mane, Lauren Jauregui and many others, Aoki is one of today's most successful American cross-genre artists known for his unexpected and groundbreaking collaborations. Collectively, Aoki’s music has amassed 2 billion streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube.
A member of the multi-platinum pop group, Fifth Harmony, Ally signed with Atlantic Records in 2018 and is now preparing to release her solo debut album. Raised in an intensely passionate and proud Latin community, Brooke gravitated early to mariachi music and Tejano artists like Selena Quintanilla as well as more mainstream Latin pop stars including Gloria Estefan and Jennifer Lopez. First finding her voice when singing in church, Ally’s knack for her craft quickly transformed into something more resembling a life’s true love and central passion. Following years ceding her individual creative spirit to a group’s collective mission, Ally is ecstatic to at last paint her own portrait: a rich tapestry decorated with history and culture, passion and commitment. For a lifelong singer like Ally, who by age 12 was already shuttling between her native San Antonio and Los Angeles to write and record music with some of the industry’s key players, arriving at this moment feels nothing short of a dream fulfilled. Many first met her as a solo contestant on “The X Factor”.
Travis Pastrana is a professional motocross competitor that has won eleven X Games gold medals and championships in several disciplines such as supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing. In addition to being a competitor, Travis has also performed several viral stunts and record breaking jumps, including breaking 3 of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel’s records in 2018. Travis is also a co-creator of the media company “Nitro Circus,” that has created several shows and documentaries featuring action sports stunts and events.
One of the top defensive players in the NFL since coming into the league in 2011, Richard Sherman has been named to five Pro Bowls, five All-Pro teams and the 2010’s NFL All-Decade Team. He has 35 career interceptions and won a Super Bowl Championship in 2013 with the Seattle Seahawks. Richard was born and raised in Compton, California to a hard-working family adamant on studying and learning. His parents taught Richard at an early age that nothing beats hard work and consistent learning. At Dominguez High School, Richard played football and ran track but his proudest achievement was graduating with a 4.2 GPA. After receiving numerous offers to the nation's top programs, Richard committed to Stanford University, becoming the first student in 20 years qualified to attend Stanford on both academic and athletic merits. While at Stanford, Richard played receiver for the first three years of his collegiate career. The spring after his junior year Sherman made the switch to defense, where he found the position that would make him an All-Pro. Richard signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2018, is now a captain of one of the best defenses in the NFL and helped the 49ers get back to the Super Bowl this past season.
FaZe Jarvis is a professional gamer and entertainer who has amassed over 4 million fans between YouTube and other social media platforms. Jarvis gained much of his popularity for streaming the game Fortnite, by Epic Games. Jarvis plays for the gaming team FaZe Clan, one of the most well-known gaming organizations in the world.