SEATTLE. (May 1, 2007) — The 2nd Annual Supercross Triple Charity for Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center raised $60,000 in a series of events held this past weekend in conjunction with the Amp’d Mobile Supercross at Seattle’s Qwest Field.
Organized by MX for Children and Live Nation Motor Sports, funds from this year’s charity event will be directed to Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center to assist in hydrocephalus research, a vexing brain condition that is shared by one million Americans.
On Thursday, an exclusive group of top fundraisers were treated to the Inside Line Experience, an exclusive meet and greet at the hospital with professional riders Ryan Villopoto, of nearby Poulsbo Timmy Ferry, Andrew Short and Davi Millsaps. The riders also spent time with the children at the hospital, playing games and signing posters before heading out to Qwest Field for a riding demonstration.
“The event not only generates some much needed funds for the hospital, but it also brings awareness for hydrocephalus, said Paul Gross, founder of the Supercross Triple Charity for Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center event. “In addition to the activities and the money raised, we also attracted several of the local newspapers and television stations out to our events which should help spark some interest in this region long after the supercross race is gone.
Additional activities were conducted during the weekend, including: a silent auction and autograph signing on Friday night at charity sponsor Renton Motorcycles; special pit tours at the races on Saturday for fundraisers; and a live raffle on Saturday night at the stadium where the winner of a 2007 Suzuki RMZ-250 was announced during the night’s racing program.
Several industry companies stepped up to support the event, including Amp’d Mobile Supercross, Live Nation, Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, L&M Racing, Renton Motorcycles and Pro Caliber Motorsports.
For more on the event and MX for Children, log onto the official website 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 management group established in 1988 with an emphasiss 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 largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We strive to create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.