Patti Mapes Promoted to Promotion Manager for IFMA Freestyle Motocross

AURORA, Ill. (September 4, 2003) — Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division and the International Freestyle Motocross Association (IFMA) announced today that Patti Mapes has been promoted to the position of promotion manager for IFMA Freestyle Motocross.

Patti Mapes, a 2001 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in marketing, has been with Clear Channel Entertainment since 2001. She originally completed an internship with CCE’s music division prior to coming to CCE — Motor Sports in the fall of 2002. While at Eastern Illinois University, Patti was heavily involved in the event marketing of campus live events.

“I’m looking forward to Patti joining the IFMA Freestyle Motocross team, said Mark Abernethy, senior director of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division. “Patti will bring a wealth of creativity and event marketing knowledge to her new position promotion manager for FMX. We have further solidified our marketing arm of the very popular IFMA Freestyle Motocross.

Mapes’ first promoted IFMA Freestyle Motocross event will be at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash., on September 19-20.

IFMA Freestyle Motocross tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased online at,, and any Ticketmaster location.

For more information, please contact Mark Abernethy at 630-566-6100 or email at

About Clear Channel Entertainment / IFMA Freestyle Motocross:

Clear Channel Entertainment’s motor sports division is the producer and promoter of the IFMA Freestyle Motocross. Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North American and 30 in Europe. In 2001, more than 66 million people attended approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports events. The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. More information may be found by visiting

IFMA Freestyle Motocross, the leader in extreme sports, features some of today’s most talented athletes, performing insane aerial acrobatics while clearing 70′ gaps and climbing up to three stories high on motorcycles. Seen at such events as the X-Games and Gravity Games, freestyle motocross riders defy gravity and push the envelope during their one and two minute, adrenaline-charged runs. More information about the IFMA and freestyle motocross can be found by visiting