Los Angeles, CA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2006) – The Jeremy McGrath Invitational will be hosting an eBay auction featuring autographed memorabilia from many of the riders invited to the inaugural invitational event. All proceeds will benefit Ernesto Fonseca, James Marshall, Chris Ackerman and David Bailey with funds being dispersed through ROAD2RECOVERY, a charitable foundation dedicated to providing an array of services to injured riders.
Headlining the auction is a VIP package to the Jeremy McGrath Invitational, which includes a personal meet and greet with McGrath – this is the only VIP package of this type and – it is only available through this online auction! The first round of items up for bid have been provided by reigning five-time Supercross champ Ricky Carmichael and X Games’ triple Gold-Medalist Travis Pastrana, to name just a few.
Visit the Jeremy McGrath Invitational eBay online auction at: http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=jeremymcgrathinvitational
“We’ve really tried to gather up one-of-a-kind items, said McGrath, things you can’t just pick up at the store – we’ve got fenders, goggles, jerseys, toys, even cool art and everything is autographed. There is a lot of stuff I think fans will WANT to bid on!”
The Jeremy McGrath Invitational eBay auction will be updated with exciting new items from now until event date. Freestyle moto’s winningest X Games medalist, Brian Deegan; current Moto GP points leader Nicky Hayden; Superbike stand outs Tommy and Roger Hayden; artist Michael Peterson and helmet designer Troy Lee have all donated items, which will be featured on the auction site.
Giving Engine, the premier auction management agency specializing in high profile and nonprofit eBay auctions, will be managing this event style auction.
The Jeremy McGrath Invitational takes place October 6th and 7th at the Home Depot Center, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
This inaugural Supercross-style race event will showcase unique head-to-head race action, never-before seen track designs, exciting entertainment and the largest purse ever offered in the sport of Supercross racing – $500,000! The Jeremy McGrath Invitational is presented by American Honda and Amp’d Mobile and sponsored by Dunlop Tires, Kicker Audio Systems, Spy Optics, Pro Taper, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and DC Shoes. The invitational event is being produced by Jeremy McGrath and Wasserman Media Group with television coverage airing on NBC on October 22nd — post a NASCAR Nextel Cup race.
Call 1-888-MCRACE1 or visit Ticketmaster.com or the HOME DEPOT Center and/or STAPLES Center’s box offices for tickets and VIP packages Visit www.jeremymcgrathinvitational.com for additional event information!