AURORA, Ill. (April 24, 2008) – Today the Honda Red Bull Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross teams visited Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center to take part in the 3rd Annual MX for Children’s Inside Line Experience charity event, which is held in conjunction with the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at Qwest Field.
Red Bull Honda Racing’s Andrew Short and Davi Millsaps joined Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross’ Josh Summey for an exclusive meet and greet with MX for Children’s top fundraisers. These top fundraisers will enjoy the benefits of the “Inside Line Experience” at Seattle’s Qwest Field that also includes watching a private riding session, a track walk, factory rig tours and premium seating.
“Visiting the children’s hospital was high on our list of priorities,” said team manager Jeremy Albrecht. “We have been planning for it since the start of the season, and taking a little time out of our schedule was an easy decision. We’re just happy to have the opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face.”
Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short, who finished on the podium last week in St. Louis, added, “This is the second year that I attended this event with my teammate Davi Millsaps, and we are happy to be a part of this event.”
Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross’ Josh Summey said, “As racers, we are fortunate to do what we do for a living, and opportunities for us to give back to these kids is definitely enjoyable.”
This weekend’s Inside Line Experience is expected to raise $75,000 for Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. In addition, the Inside Line Experience has raised more than $110,000 in Seattle during its first two years while running in conjunction with supercross. MX for Children and Live Nation Motor Sports inc., hope to see funds raised that would equal that total in 2008. All funds raised during the event will benefit Seattle’s Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center and their research for hydrocephalus, the leading cause of brain surgery in children.
“The Inside Line Experience is a win-win for any supercross fan that wants to help support MX for Children and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime supercross experience,” said Paul Gross, MX for Children founder. “I’ve been overwhelmed at the support that Live Nation and the entire sport of supercross has provided to this cause over the past few years.”
The entire supercross industry continues 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, 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 http://www.mxforchildren.org .
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