Off-Road Family Fun Ride Benefits Dream House for Medically Fragile Children

Washington, GA (4/2405) ¿ On Sunday, April 24, more than 200 riders enjoyed the motocross track, the peewee track and 10 miles of great woods trails at Aonia Pass Motocross & Off-Road Park in Washington, GA. Sponsors and riders brought over $36,000 to the Off-Road Family Fun Ride presented by Maxxis. The ride benefits the Dream House for Medically Fragile Children with headquarters in Lilburn, GA. The top fundraiser with over $2,400 was 11-year-old Caitlin Cunningham of Roswell, GA. Caitlin had a heart transplant when she was 9 months old. Now she and her family are dirt bike riders. She wanted to do something for other medically fragile children who have no family to care for them. She recruited over 75 donors to sponsor her ride of the woods trail.

The top six fundraisers were each treated to a new set of MSR or Answer riding gear by the Tucker Rocky Company. Then they enjoyed a trail ride with Russell Bobbitt, the 2004 enduro champion of the Southeastern Enduro and Trail Riders Association. The SPEED TV crew was present to capture all the fun.

More than 100 volunteers worked at registration and manned marshal positions on the tracks and trails. Many of those volunteers were members of GARTRA, the Georgia Recreational Trail Riders Association. Thanks to Mr. Perry Gunter for donating the use of the entire facility. Thanks also to many other sponsors including presenting sponsor MAXXIS, Southeastern Enduro & Trail Riders Association, Greenville Enduro Riders Association, TrailPass, and Chevron Texaco.

Imagine being dependent on life-supporting medications, treatments or equipment to survive. Imagine spending months, even years, existing in a hard, sterile hospital room because your family is incapable or unwilling to care for you. The Dream House for Medically Fragile Children organization supports transitional foster homes to provide the home, the family and the future each of these children deserves.  Learn more about the Dream House at http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/.

For event information, contact Ben Cheatwood at 770-923-1685 or see dreamhouse.dyndns.org.