Carmichael, Reed, McGrath and More Hit the Links for Fonseca
AURORA, Ill. (May 3, 2006) — Following the pre-race press conference (9:00-11:00 a.m. PST) at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, Friday, May 5, many of the top riders from the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series will head over to the seventh annual ‘Slots of Golf’ celebrity golf tournament at Badlands Gold Course in Las Vegas to help raise money for injured Amp’d Mobile Supercross Racer Ernesto Fonseca.
Fonseca, a member of the Factory Honda race team, was injured while practicing at his private track on March 7, 2006. The Costa Rica-born rider suffered a fracture to the C-7 vertebra and bruising to his spine. He’s currently in stable conditional at Craig Hospital, one of the nation’s most prestigious rehabilitation hospitals located in Englewood, Colo.
“Every year I look forward to playing in the Road 2 Recovery Golf Tournament as it benefits our fallen riders,” said former World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series champion Chad Reed. “This year will be especially important as the proceeds will go to my friend Ernie’s (Ernesto Fonseca) recovery. I’ve enjoyed racing against Ernie for sometime so this is the least I can do to help him out. He has been in my thoughts at each race since his accident and will definitely be in my thoughts during the tournament.”
The Road2Recovery gold tournament pairs a supercross rider with each foursome for a memorable day of golf. Past riders who have participated include: Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham, Ricky Carmichael and Jeff Emig to name a few. This year’s event promises to have another star studded field of celebrities teeing it up with their fans to support Fonseca’s road to recovery. The supercross racer pairings are randomly selected in a drawing and/or live auction prior to tee off.
Schedule of Events
11:30 am¿12:30 pm Lunch and Registration (New York Style Deli Buffet)
12:45 pm Pairings will be announced
1:30 pm Shotgun Start (scramble format)
6:30 pm Play concludes with awards party to follow (Hors d’ Oeuvres and drinks will be served)
For more information and sponsorship opportunities please contact
Road 2 Recovery at 866-686-6869 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Badlands Golf Course in Las Vegas call (702) 363-0754