March 18, 2008, San Diego, CA - Motorcycle racing champions from today and yesteryear have joined forces with AMA Hall of Fame motocross champion Broc Glover in his effort to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A collection of valuable and much sought after racing items and memorabilia, the likes of which have seldom been seen before, are being donated for an online fundraising auction produced by Glover.
"We are blessed that so many of the top names in racing have pledged these rare and wonderful items," said Glover. "Helmets, boots, artwork, and memorabilia will be offered on eBay prior to and after the March 30th Breathe Easy Ride as well as via a silent auction and raffle during our day long riding event on March 30th. Money raised will go a long way toward finding a cure for CF."
As the parent of a young child afflicted with the disease, his 6-year-old son Dayne, Glover’s connection to the CF Foundation and CF research efforts runs deep. And his dedication to raising funds and awareness for the CF Foundation is no less significant than the energy he used to capture 6 AMA national motocross racing titles.
"CF receives no government funding and survives primarily on fundraisers and events like our March 30th Breathe Easy Ride in Temecula (CA). Nothing has ever meant so much to me in my life and I will leave no stone unturned until a cure is found for this devastating disease."
A wide selection of helmets, jerseys, riding apparel, and items of extreme collectible value included in Glover’s fundraising effort are:
Wayne Rainey’s 1989 USGP boots from his personal collection - These are the very Nankai brand racing boots Rainey wore at Laguna Seca when he won his first GP in the United States.
Chad Reed’s 2008 Atlanta Supercross Helmet - Chad Reed's custom painted and autographed San Manual/Yamaha team THOR MX helmet worn during the infamous 2008 Atlanta Supercross race. Still has evidence of the red Georgia clay.
Jeremy McGrath Jersey - Limited Edition "Boot Leg" THOR MX jersey hand selected for the Breathe Easy Ride charity by "The King" himself.
Jeremy McGrath Riding Pants - Limited Edition "Boot Leg" THOR MX pants hand selected and autographed for the Breathe Easy Ride charity by “The King” himself.
Josh Hill’s 2008 Jersey - Worn and autographed by Hill, 2008 AMA Supercross-class rookie sensation’s AMA Pro debut-year #58 THOR jersey.
Ryan Villopoto’s 2007 Jersey - Worn and autographed #2 THOR/Pro Circuit jersey from the 2007 AMA Pro Racing’s Athlete of the Year.
Trey Canard’s 2008 Daytona SX Chest Protector - Trey Canard’s autographed Factory Connection/No Fear Stratos chest protector worn in the driving rain while winning the 2008 Daytona “mudfest” Supercross Lites race.
Ben Spies Alpinestars Boots - Worn and autographed camo-print Alpinestars boots from Ben’s 2007 AMA Superbike championship season.
Ben Spies 2007 Alpinestars "HOOF PRINT" Boots - Ben Spies' autographed custom hoof-print Alpinestars boots worn while stomping the competition during the 2007 AMA Superbike championship season.
Roger Lee Hayden 2008 Daytona Boots - Roger Lee Hayden’s autographed Alpinestars boots from this year’s Daytona Speedweek.
Miguel Duhamel’s 2008 Daytona leathers - Worn and autographed by Miguel at Daytona. Custom made Joe Rocket Team Honda leathers with road rash!
Neil Hodgson’s 2008 Daytona 200 Leathers - Worn and autographed custom made Speed and Strength Team Honda leathers.
Honda Team 2008 Daytona Joe Rocket AHM jacket - Joe Rocket CBR leather jacket autographed by American Honda’s 2008 road racing team member’s Josh Hayes, Neil Hodgson, Miguel Duhamel & Jake Zemke.
Mark Burkhart 2007 AMA Supermoto Champion pants - Raced in and autographed by Mark Burkhart. Custom tailored THOR MX Supermoto pants from 2007 AMA Supermoto Championship season.
Mark Burkhart 2007 AMA Supermoto Champion - Raced in and autographed by Mark Burkhart. THOR MX, Graves Motorsports/Yamaha Supermoto jersey from 2007 AMA Supermoto Championship season.
Jason Pridmore 2-day STAR riding school - Complete with bike rental and personalized VIP treatment.
Additional items are being added daily. For details click here.
To get the full low-down on Broc Glover’s Breathe Easy Ride Against Cystic Fibrosis or to make a donation, visit BreatheEasyRide.com and find out how you can join this event and make a difference in the battle against Cystic Fibrosis.