NPG/Steel City Mobilize To Assist Hurricane Victims

Fans attending Steel City can bid on motocross memorabilia and extra gear brought by top pro racers ¿ with the entire proceeds going to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina

PITTSBURGH, (Aug. 31, 2005) ¿ The National Promoters Group announced today that it will conduct an auction of motocross memorabilia and riding gear at the conclusion of this weekend¿s Monster Energy/Kawasaki Pro MX National at Steel City ¿ Round 11 of the 2005 AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF ¿ to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“We are contacting various riders and their sponsors to ask them to bring a few extra things with them so we can have an auction and send all of the proceeds to the hurricane victims, most likely through the American Red Cross,” said Tim Cotter of Racer Productions, in cooperation with Racer X Illustrated. “The original plan was to do something for Team USA, but the situation with the people in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and other areas has to take precedence now.¿

Cotter continued: ¿We thank the riders who participate in advance, and we hope that fans who plan on attending the races this weekend will try to bring a little something extra to help others in need, and also maybe take something special home from the races with them. The auction will take place following the second 250 National moto on Sunday.¿

This is not the first time the motocross community has responded to an emergency of such global proportions. This past December nearly $25,000 was raised by motocross fans to help the victims of the tsunami disaster that hit Indonesia and many surrounding countries.

The goal of the NPG is to raise the awareness of motocross through the production of professional championship racing events. For more information on the NPG and motocross results, please visit our web site at mxnationals.com. For more information on Steel City, please visit www.steelcitymx.com

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