Brett Downey Safety Foundation

(1/28/05) — The Brett Downey Safety Foundation would first and foremost like to thank everyone who has donated their time and/or money to the foundation. We would also like to thank Freddie and Donna Edwards of Perris Raceway for hosting the first Brett Downey Safety Foundation Event. This event took place in December 2004. Thanks to all who attended making this a successful event. We hope to have four events in 2005, the first event being February 20th at Starwest. There will be plenty of products up for raffle, and a special autograph session with Supercross Champion Ivan Tedesco.

The continuing support from the motocross community has been extremely encouraging. The Brett Downey Safety Foundation has been formed in hopes of bringing about change in the safety conditions and safety awareness for the sport of motocross. The following people have been chosen to help lead the foundation in accomplishing our mission and goals:

Kenny Morris, Vice President
Barbara Paluzzi, Secretary/Treasurer
DJ Mendenhall, Director of Operations
Scott Parkinson, Webmaster

Furthermore, the foundation will be electing a Safety Advisory Panel. This panel will consist of riders, parents, and motorcycle enthusiasts that would like to help make the sport of motocross as safe as possible. The foundation will be working along side with tracks, promoters, riders, and parents to set safety guidelines and help implement any changes necessary for a safer environment. Thank you all again and with your continuing support we hope to “raise the bar in motocross safety.

Jim Downey
The Brett Downey Safety Foundation