Leading motocross retailer institutes matching donation program to help injured motorcyclists and ATV racers through The RiderDown Foundation.
Tualatin, Ore. – June 5, 2008 – MotoSport, Inc. (www.motosport.com), one of the fastest growing retailers of power sports apparel, parts and accessories, today announced a matching donation program that aims to give back to the off-road racing and riding community.
MotoSport customers now have the option of giving a $1 donation to The RiderDown Foundation when making a purchase online or over the phone. MotoSport will match each contribution, dollar-for-dollar, up to $40,000 per calendar year.
“In many ways, MotoSport was born of a desire to give back to the racing community,” said Scott Helgeson, Product Manager of MotoSport. “We’re all racing enthusiasts who understand the risks associated with the sport we love. By teaming up with our customers and The RiderDown Foundation, we can deliver much needed aid to those that are struggling with the aftermath of an off-road accident.”
Established in 2005, The RiderDown Foundation (www.riderdown.org) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping responsible off-road motorcyclists and ATV racers who have been injured while riding. Proceeds are used to provide financial and personal assistance to injured riders and their families, whether it is paying medical and physical therapy expenses, converting homes and vehicles for disabled use or delivering customized care packages.
“MotoSport is one of the premier retailers for motocross accessories and gear, and we’re humbled by their generous contribution,” said Bruce Vermeulen, President of The RiderDown Foundation. “Fundraising is one of our biggest tasks. Without the gracious support of industry leaders like MotoSport, we wouldn’t be able to give meaningful financial and personal assistance to buoy those in our community who have fallen.”
Contributing to The RiderDown Foundation through MotoSport’s matching donation program is easy. When making an order online (www.motosport.com) or by phone (1-888-676-8853), customers are given the option of donating $1 to The RiderDown Foundation. All proceeds will be awarded directly to The RiderDown Foundation, with MotoSport matching up to $40,000 per calendar year.
For more information on MotoSport’s matching donation program, please visit www.motosport.com/riderdown.