Last year Minneapolis won the opportunity to host the X Games in 2017 and 2018 and we’re super excited about the buzz in the city.  To celebrate such an awesome event taking place in Minneapolis, Radisson RED has teamed up with Neff Headwear to throw our very own X Games party. Tonight!

We’re going to have a DJ set with professional skater Corey Duffel, a photo exhibit featuring the work of skateboard photographer Rodent 516, along with a performance on a modular synthesizer.

There will also be an exclusive free screening of the movie ‘The Oddity’, which focuses on the amazing talent of Neff skaters. And of course, there will be some delicious complimentary food and drinks from our OUIBar +KTCHN for our guests to enjoy.

Neff is all about having fun and bringing new vibes to the world – which are things RED can definitely get behind, so it was the perfect opportunity for us to team up and throw this awesome party.

We asked Shaun Neff, co-founder of Neff Headwear, a few quick-fire questions – just to get to know him a little better:

Share with us a typical day – if such a thing exists.

I wake up around 8 ish hit some emails for a while grab a juice and everyday is different. I look at my schedule to see where I’m driving or flying and who I’m gonna create some magic with 

Your favorite part of the day?

Is when my head hits the pillow and I’ve hustled hard connected dots, seen the wifey and kiddos and I plan for the next day grind.

If you weren’t running a hugely successful business what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t running successful businesses I would be on the grind building one 

Surf, skate or snow – in which order?

Surf, snow, skate

Favorite place to board ?

My fav place to shred is Niseko Japan 

All time favorite trick?

The back scratcher was my go to in college haha!

Accessory you never leave the house with?

I never leave the house without my wallet haha 

What’s your go to psyche-up song?

My psyche song always changing 

Life Motto: Hustle 

Notes: Neff Headwear was launched in 2002 by Shaun and Joe Neff in Southern California. It was the first authentic core snow and skate headwear company in the world and is supported by some of the biggest and best actions sports athletes in the world, as well as key personalities in art, music and fashion.

Radisson RED Minneapolis is also conveniently located within walking distance to the U.S. Bank Stadium, which is hosting the main event, the X Games (13th to 16th July). So, if you’re planning on attending the games and you need a place to stay Radisson RED Minneapolis could be the perfect hotel for you.

 Can’t wait to see you all at the party!

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