URORA, Ill. (November 30, 2006) — While in town for the opening race of Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Yamaha’s Chad Reed and Kawasaki’s James Stewart and Tim Ferry spent the afternoon at SickKids Hospital for a meet and greet with the top 10 fund raisers for MX for Children.
Reed, Stewart and Ferry signed autographs for the hardworking supporters of the organization that raised $32,500 for SickKids Hospital. The Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP icons also fielded questions from a gathering of local media and motocross journalists to discuss the weekend’s highly-anticipated race. The day’s activities ended with Reed, Stewart and Ferry reading books to the kids in the hospital.
The pre-race press conference is available online at http://mfile.akamai.com/10735/wma/clearchan.download.akamai.com/10735/061130.wma
“I enjoy doing events like this, said Chad Reed. “There’s no better feeling than giving back to the fans that support us and to those kids in the hospital. James and I are competitors on the track, but today, we are here to give back to the kids.
As part of the fundraising package, the top donators were treated to a behind-the-scenes experience where they shared one-on-one time with Reed, Stewart and Ferry of Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP.
“I’m thrilled that the riders are so supportive of the fundraising efforts, said Paul Gross, founder of MX for Children. “Their efforts off the track are as impressive as they are on the track. Our top donators worked hard to raise money for the hospital, and, in return, they were able to enjoy an incredible experience.
The next stop of the Inside Line Experience will be announced soon. The first-ever Inside Line Experience took place last season at the Seattle stop of Amp’d Mobile World Supercross, where Team Yamaha and Team Suzuki contributed to the success of the inaugural event.
To find out more about MX for Children, log on to www.mxforchildren.org.
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About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP"¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2006-2007, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States. The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.
The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 94 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports maanagement group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events. Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercrossonline.com.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s leading live entertainment company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Apollo Theatre and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.
About SickKids Foundation
SickKids Foundation was established in 1972. Its mission is to inspire its communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. Its vision is “Healthier children. A better world.
In addition to its support of The Hospital for Sick Children, the Foundation has a mandate to support children’s health on a national basis. Through its National Grants Program, SickKids Foundation invests $4 million annually across Canada in pediatric research, focusing on issues important to children’s health which have not been addressed elsewhere.
About MX for Children
MX for Children was founded 2005 by Paul Gross and Lori Poliski, parents of William, whose life was saved by the doctors and nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital on his second day of life. They formed MX for Children to create a positive and synergistic bond between motocross enthusiasts and Children’s Hospital’s around North America
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.