Paul Higgins, Founder and President of Athletes In Motion, travels to Shanghai, China, to host the KIA World Extreme Games for Fox Sports.
This is Higgins’ seventh consecutive year hosting the Games in Shanghai, in previous years Higgins worked with ESPN on the same event.
“It’s an honor to host the Games, and is an event I always look forward to,” said Higgins.
The Games have developed over the past few years with a growing acceptance of action sports in China.
“In the first few years, the people in China didn’t seem to know what to think about having athletes on skateboards, bikes, and motorcycles flying through the air,” said Higgins. “But now they have embraced it and now they host the largest skateboard park in the world.”
The opportunity brings more to Higgins than consecutively hosting the games. “What this really provides me is an opportunity to share my real-world working experience with my broadcast students at JSerra,” said Higgins. “This is exactly what the Artist In Residence Program is all about.” As part of the Artist In Residence Program at JSerra, Higgins teaches broadcast journalism to the students of the college preparatory school. In its inaugural year, the program has boasted numerous editions of The Lion Report and generated interest within the local community.
The annual KIA World Extreme Games will take place June 10-12 in Shanghai, China, and will be broadcast on Channel 11.