Local Supercross Champ Villopoto Returns to Seattle to Support Fund-Raising Event

AURORA, Ill. (April 4, 2007) — The second annual Supercross Triple Charity for Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center is scheduled for the last week of April in conjunction with the Amp’d Mobile Supercross race at Qwest Field, and Washington native Ryan Villopoto and Kawasaki teammate Timmy Ferry will make a special appearance to support the fundraising event.

Villopoto and Ferry will be joined by top stars who will be in town for the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race held on Saturday, April 28 at Seattle’s Qwest Field.

“The hope is to raise money for a good cause and to bring something fun for the kids, said Villopoto, who recently won his first Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites title. “Washington is home for me, and to be able to give back to Children’s Hospital is a special opportunity for me and my family. I hope the entire racing community will support this event.

Building on the momentum garnered at last year’s inaugural event, event organizers MX for Children and Live Nation Motor Sports hope to raise $75,000 for Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center, which is fifty percent more than the amount raised a year ago.

The top fundraisers will be treated to the Inside Line Experience, an exclusive meet and greet with Villopoto, Ferry and the rest of the top riders. The entire supercross industry has stepped up to support the event with an abundance of unique items and signed memorabilia that will be put for giveaway or auction, including the grand prize Team Makita Suzuki RMZ-250, for which the winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday night at Qwest Field. An additional event will be held at Renton Motorcycles, where top supercross riders will be on hand signing autographs.

Pledge forms can be picked up and raffle tickets may be purchased at participating Suzuki dealers or online at the official website www.mxforchildren.org.

Tickets for the race are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, all participating Yamaha Dealers, at the Qwest Field Box Office, or charge by phone in Seattle: 206-628-0888, or in Tacoma: 253-627-8497.

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP„¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2006-2007, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States. The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.

The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 94 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internatnally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events. Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercrossonline.com.

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We strive to create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.

About Children’s Hospital Guild Association and MX for Children
The Children’s Hospital Guild Association is a diverse group of nearly 7,500 women, men, and teens who contribute their time, energy and compassion to support the work of Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Since the first guild started by Anna Clise in 1907, coinciding with the establishment of the Pacific Northwest region’s first hospital for children, today’s Guild Association is the largest all volunteer fundraising organization for any hospital in the nation. Incorporated in 1987 as nonprofit organization and a subsidiary of Children’s Health Care System, its mission is to serve as advocates through volunteer, philanthropic and educational endeavors to ensure excellent care for all children in our region. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or contact the Guild Association at askus@seattlechildrens.org.

MX for Children was founded 2005 by Paul Gross and Lori Poliski, parents of William, whose life was saved by the doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital on his second day of life. MX for Children works to create a positive and synergistic bond between motocross enthusiasts and children’s hospitals across the continent. The 2nd Annual Supercross Triple Charity for Children’s Hospital is MX for Children’s fifth event.

About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.

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