Charity Poker Tournament Hosted By DC Raises Money For Road 2 Recovery

Scottsdale, AZ - On Wednesday, December 9th, DC launched its motocross training facility, the DC MotoTF, with an exclusive ride day at the Pala Raceway. Moto team riders Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael, Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison, Jolene Van Vugt, Josh Hill, Davi Milsaps, Adam Cianciarulo, Zach Bell, Chase Bell, Ian Trettel, Tommy Searle and the DNA Stix/ Star Racing/ Yamaha Team Nico Izzi, Broc Tickle, Martin Davalos, and Max Anstie came out to celebrate and ride the track.

The day concluded with a charity invitational poker tournament hosted by DC at the Pala Casino Spa Resort to benefit the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. 

Fifty people including Jimmy Button and DC motocross athletes Jeremy McGrath, Robbie Maddison, Jolene Van Vugt, Davi Milsaps, and Tommy Searle played in the tournament. Professional poker players Tiffany Michelle and Maria Ho from this season’s “Amazing Race” also participated, along with the show’s recent winners, Cheyne Whitney and Meghan Rickey.  
Allen Cianciarulo was the winner of the tournament. Rounding out the top three were Charles Ellis and Markus Paulsen. DC donated $2,500 to Road 2 Recovery on behalf on Allen and in total almost $ 4,700 was raised.

The Road 2 Recovery would like to thank DC, Brian Cassaro & Janna Young, for this special fundraising opportunity. 

About DC: 

Founded by Ken Block and Damon Way in 1993, DC quickly grew to a leader in performance skateboarding shoes and renowned action sports brand. Today DC stands as a global brand whose product line has expanded to include men’s, women’s and kids’ skateboarding and lifestyle shoes, apparel, snowboards, snowboard boots, outerwear, and accessories.
As one of the cornerstones of its marketing strategy, DC has built a world-class team of professional skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross and rally athletes that exemplify and enhance DC’s brand, develop its signature products, and support its promotional efforts. DC is a subsidiary of Quiksilver, Inc.

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