Pro Racers and Freestyle Riders help make 1st Annual Cause2Ride Event a HUGE Success!Thursday, March 30, 2006 | 6:27 AM
For the 1st annual motocross charity event benefiting pediatric stroke research and awareness, the organizers expected something different. However, they were shocked when the event was over. The event, which was held on March 19, 2006 in Bartow, Florida, saw over 100 participants and 400 spectators come out to help raise more than $17,000 for pediatric stroke research. All proceeds are being divided between CHASA, a 501(c)3 organization and Kids Have Strokes Awareness Campaign.
Marc Burnett with MD Extreme should be awarded with the dedication award. Burnett was without a driver and a pair of ramps days before the event. One would expect to cancel an event under this type of condition, but not Burnett. He drove from California to Florida and purchased new ramps in order to not cancel the event.
With the combined efforts of Thomas Jones, Troy Jones and Mendee Hauck, the nine months of planning and organizing came full circle on March 19, 2006. “It has been a day of many emotions and words can not explain how we feel to have had such a successful event”, stated Thomas. “Days after the event and our phones are still ringing. That is great,” Mendee Hauck, co-founder of Cause2Ride added.
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