The 1st Annual Bikes and Burgers for Southern California fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2015 at The Early Years of Motocross Museum in Villa Park, California. Museum owner and 2014 Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee, Tom White, is hosting the event to benefit High Hopes Head Injury Program, a nationally recognized rehabilitation and retraining program for brain-injured adults. Tom's son, Brad, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a teenager and receives rehabilitative services at High Hopes. According to White, High Hopes has changed Brad's and his family's life, "At High Hopes, Brad is surrounded by others that have suffered the same type of injury. He's benefited from their social and physical activities and everyone there – the brain-injured students, their families and staff, are all working together to help the student become as close to the person they were before their accident, if not better."
Bikes and Burgers for Southern California will be a celebration of the love for motorcycling consisting of tours of the museum and 150 motorcycles and memorabilia, food stations, a stage with live musical entertainment, special motorcycles and cars on display, silent auctions and raffles. Motorcycle racing legends such as Mike Kiedrowski, Gary Jones, Tami "Rice" Greenhill, Jeff Emig, Bob Hannah, Don Emde, Broc Glover, Jody Nicholas, John DeSoto, Marty Tripes, Malcolm Smith and Tom White are scheduled to appear with emcee Larry Huffman on stage to share their motorcycling tales.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. The application can be downloaded at www.HighHopes.ws. Companies who have signed on to support the event include The Owen Collection, Glen Helen Raceway, Fox, Kawasaki, Ability Center, Hagerty Insurance, Don Emde Inc., UmbrellaGirls USA, Talon, Dubya USA, Yamaha Motor Corp., McLaren Newport Beach, Pro Circuit, Clairmont Design, Husqvarna Motorcycles, MotionPro, Prairie Dogs MC, Akrapovič, KSBR 88.5 and 94.7 The Wave.
Tickets for Bikes and Burgers can be purchased at www.HighHopes.ws. VIP tickets for $100 include admission and guided tour of the museum & White's home, access to the VIP area and catered lunch, preferred seating at the stage, event t-shirt and a racing legends sheet for autographs. General admission tickets for $40 include entry into the event and museum. All proceeds from the event will go directly to High Hopes Head Injury Program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is dedicated to helping brain-injured adults regain their independence through low-cost rehabilitation and care. For more information about the event, to purchase tickets, or to learn more about High Hopes, visit www.HighHopes.ws or call (949) 733-0044.
About High Hopes Head Injury Program
This year, High Hopes celebrates 40 years of serving the brain-injured in Orange County. High Hopes, a full service day treatment program, uses a unique method of rehabilitation, which includes physical, speech, cognitive, vocational, and occupational therapy in addition to independent living classes.
Our mission is to provide the best possible rehabilitation program with the highest quality of services at the lowest cost. We strive to help as many brain-injured adults as possible to regain abilities thought lost due to their accidents. For more information about High Hopes, visit www.HighHopes.ws or call (949) 733-0044.