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Introduction to How ZexSports.com Works

If you're an avid sports fan, but baseball and basketball aren't exactly the type of sports that get your blood pumping, then ZexSports.com may be the Web site for you. ZexSports.com was made for fans of action sports -- skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross and BMX -- and offers users a database for finding out about extreme-sport events happening around the country [source: ZexSports.com, Inc.]. Through the Web site, users can see and promote events for their favorite action sports and interact with other action-sports fans. And with employees for ZexSports checking the list of events daily, users can be confident in the legitimacy of postings.

Created in 2003, ZexSports.com is the brainchild of Espree Devora. After spending several years traveling abroad, Devora wanted a way to connect action-sport enthusiasts around the world. With a degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona, Devora was able to combine her passion for action sports and travel with her knowledge of the Internet and technology to come up with the idea for ZexSports.com [source: EspreeDevora.com].

Today, ZexSports bills itself as a digital media company and helps connect up-and-coming brands with the youth market through action sports [source: EspreeDevora.com]. In fact, users can win extreme sports gear from various companies looking to promote their brands. And with accounts on MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, ZexSports continues to grow its community of loyal followers. So if you're a diehard action-sports fan, jump on board -- your mecca awaits.

To learn more about how to join ZexSports.com, check out the next page.

Stoked Mentoring

Espree Devora's desire to connect people through action sports didn't stop with ZexSports.com. In fact, Devora's passion for action sports even extends to her philanthropic interests. Devora is a strong supporter of Stoked Mentoring, a nonprofit mentoring organization that helps equip at-risk youth with valuable life skills through action sports [source: EspreeDevora.com, Stoked Mentoring].

Joining ZexSports.com

If you live and breathe all things motocross (or snowboarding, skateboarding or BMX), ZexSports.com offers a venue to connect with other extreme-sport fanatics just like yourself. Visitors to the Web site can view all upcoming action-sports events right from the ZexSports.com homepage, complete with maps, directions and descriptions. You can even post your own action-sports events to help get them publicized. The site also allows visitors to see photos from past action-sports events -- so even if you weren't there, you can still get a bite of the action [source: ZexSports.com, Inc.].

But to reap the full benefits of what ZexSports.com has to offer, users need to become a ZexSports member [source: ZexSports.com, Inc]. ZexSports.com functions a lot like a social networking site except that it's exclusively for extreme-sports fans. Fans can register on the Web site to create a profile, upload photos and videos, connect with other members, and publish a blog. Members can even connect their ZexSports profile to their Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or e-mail account to share photos, events and news with their friends [source: ZexSports.com, Inc]. ZexSports.com members can also sign up for Daily Action Sports News, a weekly e-newsletter put together by the ZexSports.com staff [source: ZexSports.com, Inc].

Ready to join? First check out the next page to learn more about the benefits of ZexSports.com so you can get the most out of your membership.

Lights, Camera, Action!

If you want some quick cash, check out ZexSports.com. The Web site hosts a variety of contests to help engage its members and get their creative juices flowing. Are you a budding filmmaker? ZexSports.com awarded $100 to the maker of the funniest action-sports video short. Go to ZexSports.com to check out the latest contests [source: PR Web].

Benefits of ZexSports.com

Let's face it -- everyone needs a happy place, a place where you can be with the people who know you, understand you and share your interests. If you're a diehard action-sports fan, ZexSports.com can be your happy place.

The number one benefit of ZexSports.com is that it's a social networking site just for action-sports fans. So not only do users have the opportunity to post their own photos, videos, blogs, forums and events all about action sports, but they can also interact with other members who share their unwavering passion for all things extreme [source: PR Web].

ZexSports.com also offers its users perks with their membership. Members can enter contests to win cash and prizes, and they can receive discounts on extreme-sports gear if they actively participate on the Web site [source: PR Web]. In addition, all action-sports events posted on ZexSports.com include discounts on places to stay in the area, parking and pricing information and other insider tips and advice to help members have the best experience possible [source: ZexSports.com, Inc.]. The Web site even features exclusive interviews with big names from the extreme-sport world like skater Tony Hawk and surfer Kelly Slater [source: LinkedIn].

And if you have a company looking to break into the action-sports community, ZexSports.com can help you build your brand. ZexSports.com offers a network for up-and-coming action-sports brands to market and sell their products [source: Linked In].

To learn more about the ZexSports.com community, check out the links on the next page.

Lots More Information

Related HowStuffWorks ArticlesSources
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  • Espree Devora.com. "The Girl Who Gets It Done." 2008 (Accessed 1/5/10)http://espreedevora.com/
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