Ryan Patterson Motocross FoundationMonday, July 23, 2012 | 2:20 PM
We would like to introduce the Ryan Patterson Motocross Foundation – RPM a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit organization- tax id # upon request. This foundation is dedicated to help teach and inspire the kids of motocross. Our goal with RPM is to provide the kids with schooling, nutrition, protective gear, and bike equipment so they can reach their fullest potential on the track. This foundation was started because of Ryan Patterson’s passion for motocross and his dedication in helping young motocrossers.
Ryan was 3 years old when he got his first bike and started riding. After that the racing began for him. He was a great kid growing up and lived to ride and race. He was always at the pits and tracks riding and giving out advise and tips to the younger riders. Ryan was well known at all the District 6 race tracks in the tri- state area.
On November 3, 2011 Ryan and his mother were murdered in their home in Hammonton NJ. With this tragedy, Ryan’s passion for motocross, and helping the young motocross riders, we could keep his spirit alive on the race track and give back to the kids of motocross. We decided to start the Ryan Patterson Motocross Foundation – RPM. The Goal of RPM is to inspire, teach and help out the” up and coming” young motocross kids reach their goals and dreams, as well as trying to get new kids involved in our sport.
With the help from people like Allen – Blue Diamond MX track in Delaware this is becoming a reality. Allen is donating the use of his track for RPM to hold motocross classes for the young riders. We are in the process of recruiting pro- riders to be our instructors. The pro-riders are willing to donate their time in helping us with this great cause and mentor younger kids. This keeps our sport alive for the future motocrossers. Some youth riders do not have the opportunity to attend a school to learn and receive help and tips from their peers. Schooling is important and anything the riders can learn from the pros will let them excel in their own class of racing. RPM will pick approximately 30 youth riders for the school that will be held at BDMX. This will take place during the pro-am race, September 22-23 2012. Once we get this established, we would like to continue at other locations.
RPM is looking for “Sponsors” so we could provide protective riding gear- jerseys, pants, helmets, gloves, goggles, chest protectors, neck braces as well as bike equipment – sprockets, handlebars, grips, tires, and oil. These are all items that are used in our everyday events of riding and racing. We are looking to have giveaways for the kids all day during race day as well as giving the kids that come to school new gear. During race day, kids could come to our tent and pick up something from Ryan! RPM will be doing the free raffle during the “Ryan Patterson Fall Classic” November 4, 2012, at Blue Diamond MX Delaware, held in his honor.
Allen from Blue Diamond MX renamed the” Fall Classic” the “Ryan Patterson Fall Classic”, which is held every year. RPM would like to make this an annual give -away to the kids of motocross. Our goal is to get donatated products so we can provide racing items to give out the day of Ryan’s race, and also have items to give the kids that attend the school the following day.
June 1-3, 2012 Thunder in the Sand Wildwood NJ “Race for Ryan”
June 2, 2012 Juan Pablo’s Block Party - Benefit / Raffles
September 22&23 2012 Blue Diamond MX Pro-am - Pass out flyers to promote RPM
-Pick 30 youth riders for motocross school at BDMX
November 4, 2012 Blue Diamond MX “Ryan Patterson Fall Classic”
Gear / bike equipment give away
November 5, 2012 Blue Diamond MX RPM to host motocross school
RPM is looking forward to be able to team up with your company
Michele Patterson– Founder & President
Ryan Patterson Motocross Foundation Inc.
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Ryan Patterson Motocross Foundation - RPM
P.O. Box 1046
Hammonton, NJ 08037[email protected]