MX for Children Charity Reaches $500,000
Monster Energy Supercross Support for 2010 in Toronto, Houston and Seattle adds $160,000 to local Children's Hospitals
AURORA, Ill. (April 30, 2010) -- Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and MX for Children capped off an exciting season of fundraising at Saturday night's stop at Qwest Field in Seattle. The race culminated the charity organization's fifth year of Inside Line Experience (ILE), bringing total fundraising to more than $500,000 benefiting local children's hospitals across North America.
"I am particularly impressed with our growth this year in Houston in terms of the number of participants we had raising funds. We continue to see strong family efforts which raise the bar in fundraising even more" said Paul Gross, founder of MX for Children. "The Langille family for example has raised more money each year since we started the Inside Line Experience in Toronto in 2006."
Fundraisers are motivated to help kids and advance research at Toronto's SickKids, Houston's Texas Children's, and Seattle Children's Hospital. These hospitals, recognized as some of the world's foremost pediatric health-care institutions, are dedicated to advancing children's health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Funds raised this year via individual, corporate, and foundation contributions continue research into hydrocephalus, the #1 cause of pediatric brain surgeries.
"I really enjoy taking time out of our busy schedule to give back to the MX for Children Charity event each year," said Jeremy Albrecht, team manager, Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX. "We are very fortunate to make a living racing supercross, and it is an annual event that we look forward to participating in as a way to give back."
Monster Energy Supercross racers such as Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed, James Stewart, and Ricky Carmichael have participated with MX for Children and their fundraising programs over the years, and the industry as a whole has embraced the efforts of the ILE. Please visit www.mxforchildren.org/inside-line-experience/ to learn more on how to participate in upcoming ILE events in Houston and Seattle.
-source: ama/feld motor sports