Scottsdale, AZ – The Road 2 Recovery® Foundation culminates an amazing Supercross season with two of the biggest fundraisers of the year. The first event, the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross Charity Poker Tournament, which took place on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Poker Lounge, brought in $17,350. This inaugural event benefited the Road 2 Recovery Foundation and the Andrew McFarlane family. Jimmy Button finished in third, with Jimmy Lavorci taking second, and the winner was artist Michael Godard. The top winners took home $2,500 $1,250 and $750 respectively plus sponsored prizes. The top twenty finishers received unforgettable products courtesy Hard Rock Poker Lounge, Monster Energy, Feld Motor Sports, Rockwell Time, Skullcandy, Ogio, DVS, Liquid Force, XBalm, Maxxis, Metal Mulisha, FullTilt, UB, and more.
Friday kicked off the 11th Annual Monster Energy® Golf Classic at the Desert Pines Golf Club in Vegas where the Foundation raised over $81,000. 27 foursomes came out and the competition was fierce, but at the end of the day, the WMG team of Steve Astephen, Jeremy McGrath, Taylor Massey and Chad Reed recaptured their title after losing it last year to the Franklin Law/One Industries Team who took 4th place this year. In 2nd place and back only one stroke was the Feld Motor Sports Cross Club Team of Jeff McBride, Eve Wolf, and Robert Church along with Dana Kellstrom. In a close finish for 3rd was Jared Merrell, Josh Merrell, Leonard Duro, and Carey Hart of Team J Star Motors.
In addition to the poker and golf events, the Road 2 Recovery® Foundation netted an additional $21,000 from the Ebay auctions and souvenirs sold at the race with a season total of over $88,000. The three day Vegas total reached over $120,000. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our amazing sponsors, volunteers and fans.
The Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors and riders who helped make this unprecedented season possible; Feld Motor Sports, Monster Energy®, AP Designs, M2R, Rockwell Time, Ad Oasis, XBalm, Parts Unlimited, Racer X, Pace Graphics, Alpinestars, Decal Works, Thor, MSR, Answer Racing, Yamaha Motor Corp, American Honda, American Suzuki, Kawasaki Motor Corp, KTM North America, Pro Circuit, Pacific Ambulance, Connexions, Wasserman Media Group, J Star Motors, Valli Construction, DC Shoes, John Hopkins, DVS, Chuck Franklin Law, One Industries, Fox Racing, Sheckler Racing LLC, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, FMF, Deft Family, Ogio, Kicker, New Era, Transworld Motocross, Cleveland Golf, Michael’s Action Art, Metal Mulisha, Taylor Made, Rico D ‘Leon, AGV, Nixon, Fly Racing, Twister Ball Cleaners, RVCA, LIFEBELT, Ryan Sheckler, Industrial Ride Shop, Doug Henry, Heal Clothing, Popchips, Joe Gibbs, Dr Steve Augustine, Tim Morais, Maxxis, Chipotle, Shotmakers, Desert Pines Golf Club, Skullcandy, Ultimate Bet, Jagermeister, Carter Powersports, Hart & Huntington, Liquid Force, Leatt Brace, FullTilt, GreasieWheels, ASMF, Cannondale, Michael Godard, Hard Rock Poker Lounge, and riders Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed, Andrew Short, Kevin Windham, Josh Grant, Josh Hill, Grant Langston, Davi Millsaps, Nick Wey, Christophe Pourcel, James Stewart, Justin Barcia, Blake Wharton, and Ryan Dungey. In addition a special thanks to all our great volunteers, David & Koby Lynch, Phil & Tim Wussow, Jim, Kim, Lauren & Jimmy Fisher, Brett & Brenda Cottle, Tom & Patty Russell, Bonnie Baird, Michael & Stacey Palmer, Jarod Root, and April Sutton.
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is dedicated to helping AMA licensed professional motocross/supercross riders 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.