All proceeds from Carmichael, Reed, Windham, LaRocco, Vuillemin and Stewart-branded wristbands will go back into motocross community
CORONA, Calif. (April 29, 2005) ¿ Supercross fans looking for another way to support their favorite riders need to look no further. The Women¿s Motocross-Supercross Foundation (WMXF) has created limited-edition, rider-endorsed wristbands that are available for just a $3 donation. The wristbands are being sold right now at www.wmxf.org, and will be available on-site at the Parts Unlimited MiniMoto SX, held at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, May 6.
Thanks to the generosity of Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham, Mike LaRocco, David Vuillemin and James Stewart, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the WMXF, a non-profit organization whose primary objectives include supporting the professional supercross/motocross racing community whenever and however possible.
¿This is a one-time opportunity,¿ said Sharon Richards, co-president, WMXF. ¿These riders have all been truly selfless to let us create these wristbands, and when these limited editions are gone, they¿re gone!¿
One of the main catalysts to sell these wristbands is the desire to raise funds to support long-time Kawasaki motocross team member Rick Asch. Asch¿s 14-year-old daughter, Karla, was recently diagnosed with Brainstem Glioma, a cancerous brainstem tumor, and the majority of the proceeds from the wristband sales will go directly to Rick and his family. Throughout lengthy medical treatments and extended hospital stays, it¿s young Karla¿s strength and positive attitude that is helping the entire family through this very difficult time.
¿This hits home for so many of us,¿ continued Richards. ¿Rick has put his heart and soul into the motocross industry for more than 20 years, and as part of his extended family, the motocross industry wants nothing more than to be able to show our support to him and his family.
¿Rick has worked with so many motocross greats ¿ people like Jeff Ward, Mike Kiedrowski, Mike LaRocco, Mark Barnett, Jeff Emig, Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart¿ the list goes on and on. It is truly amazing to see everyone rally together and be so quick to offer their help and support.¿
Anyone wishing to donate directly to the WMXF or to the Karla Asch Fund can go to www.wmxf.org/website/giving.html. All donations are tax-deductible.
The WMXF is comprised entirely of volunteer members connected with the professional Supercross/Motocross industry. Since its inception, the WMXF has divvied out nearly $20,000 to support the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit, Motor Racing Outreach, injured privateer racers, and others within the motocross community. Check out more about the WMXF at www.WMXF.org.
WMXF Mission Statement
Our mission is four-fold. First, to support to any racer or crewmember who suffers injury as a result of participation in or preparation for a professional motocross/supercross event. Second, the foundation provides support to those in the motocross/supercross community who suffer serious misfortune not directly related to competition. Third, WMXF provides financial support to benevolent organizations that support the sport of motocross/supercross. Finally, the foundation serves as a group of women who contribute to the well-being of families in the professional motocross/supercross community