AST DEW TOUR, ATHLETES AND INDUSTRY JOIN TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR THE STEPHEN MURRAY RECOVERY FUND
Online Auction Begins Thursday, July 19 & Culminates on Friday, August 10
NEW YORK - July 16, 2007 - The AST Dew Tour and the action sports industry and athletes are coming together to help raise awareness and funds for the Stephen Murray Recovery Fund for injured BMX athlete Stephen Murray, who suffered a severe injury while competing at the Panasonic Open event on June 22. AST Drops In, the AST Dew Tour’s national charity, will hold an online auction with all proceeds benefiting the Stephen Murray Recovery Fund.
The Dew Tour, Camp Woodward, ESPN X Games, countless action sports athletes, and many other companies from the action sports industry, are all participating in the online auction in an effort to raise funds for the Stephen Murray Recovery Fund.
Beginning Thursday, July 19, AST Drops In will host an online auction on CharityFolks.com, a leading online marketplace for nonprofit fundraising, featuring Dew Tour athlete memorabilia. The auction will culminate on Friday, August 10 with all proceeds benefiting the Stephen Murray Recovery Fund. Fans can log on to www.charityfolks.com/astdropsin to bid on rare action sports memorabilia and experiential items.
The Dew Tour, its media partners, and sponsors will use on-air, online, and on-site channels to promote the auction during the Right Guard Open event in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19-22. In addition, AST Dew Tour athletes will be hosting special autograph sessions on-site at the Right Guard Open to raise funs for the Stephen Murray Recovery Fund.
Some of the online auction memorabilia includes:
§ Camp Woodward scholarships
§ Dave Mirra autographed BMX bike
§ Ryan Sheckler autographed skate deck used during the Right Guard Open
§ Travis Pastrana signature series dirt bike
§ Shaun White autographed skate deck
§ X Games 13 VIP Trip Package
§ Dew Tour Finale VIP Trip Package
§ And other memorabilia from the world’s best action sports athletes