R2R Monster Energy Golf Classic Raises $55,000

Scottsdale, AZ - The 10th Annual Monster Energy Golf Classic at the Desert Pines Golf Club raised $55,000 to benefit the Road 2 Recovery Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to AMA licensed professional Motocross and Supercross riders who sustain career ending injuries. The event started at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 1st, and included a lunch banquet, numerous raffles and on course events, a $10,000 putting contest, Monster party tent with music and an ice luge, an awards dinner, and sponsored prizes for all participants.

Twenty Two teams participated in the scramble style golf tournament. Chuck Franklin, Danny Dobey, Brandon Peckham, and Chris Trevino of the Franklin Law/One Industries Team were the winners, having upset defending champions Steve Astephen, Ryan Sheckler, Chad Reed, and Taylor Massey of Wasserman Media Group by 3 strokes. Each winner received a trophy and a new 50mm Rockwell Time Watch. They were also presented with the coveted traveling trophy. Second place and winner of Rockwell Watches were Jason Kimball, Kevin Froebe, Josh Grant, and Eric Vaden of Team Connexions.

The Foundation would like to thank all the sponsors who helped make this year a success. Given these difficult financial times we are extremely grateful to all the companies and individuals who supported us this year; Monster Energy, Rockwell Time, Ogio, Kicker, Pahr, Feld Motor Sports, Carter Powersports, Alpinestars, Leatt Brace, Callaway, Omatic, Nixon, DVS Shoes, Nike Golf, DC Shoes, Miller Brewing, Rico d ‘Leon Belts, Maxxis, Jim Beam, Kingdom Crown Clothing, Amy Mac Jewelry, World Series of Poker, Curtis & Co, FullTilt Poker, Wynn Hotel, Michael’s Action Art, Motocloth, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, AGV Helmets, Legacy Alliance, Shotmakers, Team Lowe’s Racing, Greasie Wheels, Chad Reed International, AP Designs, Sheckler Foundation, Chuck Franklin Law, One Industries, Pacific Ambulance, Millsaps 118 Inc, Connexions, GMR Marketing, John Hopkins, Hart and Huntington, Sheckler Racing LLC, Shock Doctor, along with corporate sponsors Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM, Wasserman Media Group, Pro Circuit, Toyota Trucks, Heal Clothing, and Rocky Mountain ATV. Each player received an exclusive prize pack.

Each year the Road 2 Recovery Foundation acknowledges an outstanding individual who has made great contributions to the foundation. This year's recipient of the Main Jet Award was Todd Jendro of Feld Motor Sports. The Foundation also awarded a Special Recognition to Rich Eggett with Rockwell Time and Dave Prater with Feld Motor Sports for all their support during the SX season.

A special thanks goes out to the volunteers that worked so hard at the event; Jenny Coombs, Jim Button Sr., The Fisher Family; Jim, Kim, Jimmy and Lauren, Dan Brown, Lisa Wheeler, Becky Lee, Kristi Button, Gretchen Sheckler, Launi and Kalana DiMaggio, Chelsey Langston, Bri Valverde, and Alex Villa.

Pictures of the event can be viewed at the Road 2 Recovery website http://www.road2recovery.com/photos.asp/ 

The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is dedicated to helping AMA licensed motocross members with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional and spiritual support to these individuals and their families.  For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact Road 2 Recovery at 480 276-1131 or info@road2recovery.com.