Silverback Bboy Events was formed as a philanthropic initiative to provide funding support, business advice and legal resources to the breaking community.
In late 2013, Silverback partnered with Freestyle Session to form both UDEF and the Pro Breaking Tour, which was formally launched in January of 2014.
The founding idea behind the Pro Breaking Tour was to provide the breaking community with a well-organized series of prize money breaking competitions, which would attract a general audience following online and in-person, appealing to major corporate sponsors, media partners and broadcasters, bringing an infusion of capital into a community in need of capital.
The objective has been to create a mini-industry and job-producing ecosystem around breaking, with the Tour’s prize money events being the initial magnet to attract corporate, media and spectator interest in breaking.
UDEF is a non-profit entity and a 501(c)3 public charity with a board comprised of breakers, event organizers, business people, and legal experts in non-profits law, corporate law, and sports and entertainment law. The Pro Breaking Tour is wholly-owned by UDEF through a taxable subsidiary.
Silverback’s philanthropic support of breaking events is managed through Silverback’s funding support of UDEF and the Pro Breaking Tour.
Silverback not only sponsors prize money and charitable breaking events and workshops, but also provides financial, educational and legal support and resources to individual breakers.