Funds Raised at Central Yamaha¿s Open House To Benefit Famed Fort Worth Motocross Announcer
Dallas, TX; and Corona, Calif., (April 14, 2004) ¿ On Friday, April 16th, the Women¿s Motocross and Supercross Foundation (WMXF) and Team Samsung RadioShack, a supercross team and the stars of Spike TV¿s ¿The Reality of Speed,¿ will join forces to raise money for Lynn Nickerson, the influential motocross announcer from Fort Worth, Texas.
Lynn Nickerson, a major proponent of motorsports in the Southwest, recently was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. An enormous fixture in supercross long before it reached its current mainstream status, Mr. Nickerson has been the voice of motorsports for more than 30 years. Nickerson has called race action at events including the World Mini Grand Prix in Las Vegas, the Ponca City Nationals in Oklahoma, the GNC Final in Texas and various NHRA events.
To generate excitement for the THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series in Dallas and to raise funds for Mr. Nickerson, Team Samsung RadioShack and Central Yamaha will host an Open House, offering supercross fans the chance to win exclusive prizes and an opportunity to meet their favorite supercross riders, including members of Yamaha of Troy, Team Yamaha, and Mach One Yamaha. Attendees also will have the opportunity to appear alongside Team Samsung RadioShack in Spike TV¿s ¿The Reality of Speed,¿ the first reality show to chronicle the lives of a supercross race team.
Several fundraisers benefiting Mr. Nickerson will be held at Central Yamaha¿s Open House:
- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung), sponsor of Team Samsung RadioShack, will donate a portion of its proceeds from the sale of its Vi660 wireless handset, available at RadioShack, to the Lynn Nickerson Fund.
- The WMXF will conduct a raffle, featuring one-of-a-kind motorcycle jerseys, number plates and current racer memorabilia. Proceeds will be distributed between the Lynn Nickerson Fund and to support injured supercross riders in need of medical attention.
- Central Yamaha also will coordinate a charitable auction in which the latest helmets, apparel and motorcycle equipment will be auctioned to the highest bidder. All proceeds will benefit the Lynn Nickerson Fund.
- Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motorsports division, promoter/producer of the THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series, will auction two VIP passes to the April 17 supercross race in Dallas, offering the highest bidder and a friend exclusive passage to the announcer¿s booth to watch the 125 cc and 250 cc main events with celebrity announcer Irv Braun. Additionally, Clear Channel Entertainment will offer two autographed jerseys from factory Yamaha rider, David Vuillemen.
¿Lynn Nickerson¿s contributions to the world of motorsports are countless, and Samsung is honored to rally support for Lynn during this difficult time,¿ said Randy Smith, vice president, Samsung Telecommunications America. ¿Samsung and Team Samsung RadioShack also are thrilled to bring exposure to the sport that means so much to Lynn through our partnership with Central Yamaha, the WMXF and the `Reality of Speed¿ show.¿
The Team Samsung RadioShack/Central Yamaha Open House, located at 7000 Avenue K in Plano Texas, will be held on Friday, April 16th from 6:00 ¿ 8:00 PM.
About Team Samsung RadioShack
Team Samsung Radioshack, a supercross team, racing in the 2004 THQ Supercross Series, is a joint partnership between Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung), RadioShack and Holigan Walters Racing. As part of its sponsorship of Team Samsung RadioShack and its overall action sports marketing program, Samsung has coordinated numerous non-traditional consumer promotions, introoducing its edgy brand and wireless handsets to the youthful, influential motorsport fan base.
Complementing Samsung¿s sponsorship and bringing the sport of supercross to a mainstream audience, Team Samsung Radioshack stars in Spike TV¿s ¿The Reality of Speed,¿ the first realty show to chronicle the on/off-track thrills and spills of a supercross team.
For more information on Samsung and Team Samsung RadioShack or how supercross fans can get involved, please visit www.teamsamsungradioshack.com.
About The Women¿s Motocross and Supercross Foundation
The Women’s Motocross and Supercross Foundation (WMXF) is a non-profit organization (501 c3) founded in 2003 to enhance the motocross/supercross racing community. WMXF¿s mission is four-fold. First, to support to any racer or crew member who suffers injury as a result of participation in or preparation for a professional motocross/supercross event. Second, the foundation provides support to those in the motocross/supercross community who suffer serious misfortune not directly related to competition. Third, WMXF provides financial support to benevolent organizations that support the sport of motocross/supercross. Finally, the foundation serves as a group of women who contribute to the well-being of families in the professional motocross/supercross community. WMXF will promote fellowship among the teams and represent supercross, the outdoor nationals and the entire sport in a beneficial way.