Team Faith Needs Your Help. 2 Freestyle Bikes Stolen!Thursday, September 14, 2006 | 6:19 AM
Team Faith has sadly reported yesterday that two 2005 YZ250 freestyle bikes have been stolen yesterday morning from one of their rider’s homes in Tulsa Oklahoma. This terrible event has come at an unfortunate time for the Team Faith team as they are scheduled to put on a jump show this Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The bikes that were stolen were completely dialed for freestyle and included the following:
- FMF pipes and silencers
- Tag triple clamps, sprockets
- Enzo and Pro Action suspension
- Michelin Tires
- Trimmed Black plastic with white team graphics
- Custom seats and covers
- VIN # JYACG20C25A007060
- VIN # JYACG20C15A008166
Team Faith is looking to find two YZ 250s this week for their show in Oklahoma and for the next 4-6 weeks for shows at public school assemblies in the Hurricane Katrina ravaged city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Additionally, Team Faith is looking to replace the cost of the two machines (estimated at about $5,500 each).
Currently, Team Faith is on a national tour putting on freestyle shows across the nation and spreading positive messages to today’s youth. Two weeks ago, Team Faith put on a freestyle show in front of 8000 people at Celebrate Sacramento, an area community festival in Sacramento CA. This week, Team Faith has shows in Tulsa and across Mississippi next week in hurricane Katrina ravaged areas at public schools.
“Team Faith has been a tremendous influence on thousands of people by using Freestyle Motocross to send positive messages” says Eric Knopf of MXSponsor.com, “They spread positive messages of integrity, faith, and to stay away from gangs, drugs and alcohol.”
The personal interaction of riders with the youth has been a significant tool for Team Faith’s mission. “Seeing the way Team Faith uses freestyle riders to speak into the lives of kids is truly amazing. Kids look up to the riders and what they say really makes a difference” said Benny Proffitt, President of First Priority America, a nationwide youth ministry involved in impacting communities in every state in the US.
Team Faith also has an Arenacross team in which their rider Kevin Johnson finished 3rd last season in addition to winning 4 Main events. The team also took home “Team of the Year” honors. And last year’s team manager Robby McQuary was named “Humanitarian of the Year” award. “All the awards and recognition is great”, says team owner Brian O’, “but we really just want to continue to impact people for the Gospel of Jesus Christ – everyone on the team realizes that Arenacross and FMX is our platform from which to do just that.”
If you have any information on these stolen machines, please contact Team Faith immediately at 540-222-9240. If you would like to help find replacement bikes for this weekend or would like to donate to help them cover the costs, you can contact Brian O’Rourke at [email protected]. Team Faith has a paypal account that you can donate to via the paypal email address of [email protected].
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