AMA-SC: Crossover Challenge proceeds to be charity

AURORA, Ill. (December 21, 2001) - Following the recent announcement that spectator tickets will be available to the 2002 Crossover Challenge Presented by Suzuki, Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today that it will ...

AURORA, Ill. (December 21, 2001) - Following the recent announcement that spectator tickets will be available to the 2002 Crossover Challenge Presented by Suzuki, Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today that it will donate the profits from the Crossover Challenge ticket sales to Angels Care and to the Clear Channel.com September 11th Relief Fund.

Additionally, the winning team of the Crossover Challenge will donate $1000.00 to the charity of its choice.

The Crossover Challenge Presented by American Suzuki Motor Corporation now allows fans to watch the most talented athletes and celebrities from different sports compete the day before the opening round of EA SPORTS Supercross in Anaheim, Calif. As the Crossover Challenge enters its third year of existence at EA SPORTS Supercross, this is the first year the event is open to the public.

The Crossover Challenge will run Friday, January 4, the day before the season officially starts. Tickets are on sale now at www.pacesupercross.com www.ticketmaster.com or Edison International Field for only $15. Doors will open at Noon for fans to watch the world's greatest supercross riders on the planet take in their first practice of the year on an official EA SPORTS Supercross track just prior to the Crossover Challenge. This marks the first time that fans will have the inside line to watch "factory pro practice."

The distinguished list of riders is as follows: Vanilla Ice (musician), Robbie Merrill (musician of the band Godsmack), Steve Caballero (skateboarder), Cameron Evans (Editor of Popular Hot Rod magazine and host of TNN's Popular Hot Rodding TV), Brian Lopes (world champion downhill mountain biker), Scott Tinley (multi-time winner of the Ironman Triathlon), Sunny Garcia (world champion surfer), Adam Booth (BMX editor), Ross Robinson (record producer, Korn & Limp Biskit), Bobby B and D-Loc (musicians of Kotton Mouth Kings), Victor Sheldon (jet ski champion), Robbie Miranda (X-Games BMX dirt jumping), Mark Osborne (NHRA), Cobe Mikicich (wakeboarder), Aaron Vincent (snowboarder), and Jordan Burns (musician of the band Strung Out).

"This is a fantastic way for our riders, fans and celebrities to start the season while making contributions to both the community and to victims of the September 11th tragedy. We're proud to open the doors of the Crossover Challenge to the public while contributing to the Clear Channel.com Relief Fund, and another great charity, the Anaheim Angels, Angel Care foundation," said Mark Abernethy, director of marketing, supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports.

Crossover Schedule of Events <pre>

        *       Noon:            Doors Open
        *       1:00 p.m.:       Factory pro practice begins
        *       3:30 p.m.:       Crossover Challenge begins
        *       4:30 p.m.:       Autograph signing

</pre> Participants are will ride Suzuki RM 125cc motorcycles and be provided their own mechanic. Set up as a three-man team format, the winners will be given $1,000 from Clear Channel Entertainment to donate to a charity of their choice.

Anaheim Sports, Inc. makes community development a priority. In 1999 alone, ASI distributed nearly 2.5 million dollars in grants to various charities, through Angels Care and Mighty Ducks Care, both funds of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation. Angels Care and Mighty Ducks Care have enabled both teams to fund youth programs like the Gene Autry RBI League, Angels Rookie Ball program and Mighty Ducklings Youth Hockey League which provides a place for thousands of underserved children to become involved in the two sports. ASI is also very active in assisting with local health-related causes such as Muscular Dystrophy and Cystic Fibrosis along with drug prevention and educational programs and numerous children's programs to accommodate the diverse needs throughout the local region.

For more information on Angles Care, visit www.mlb.com.

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