San Manuel Visits Boys & Girls ClubThursday, April 7, 2011 | 8:50 AM
Arlington, Texas -Team San Manuel Yamaha Red Bull’s James Stewart and Kyle Regal visited the Boys & Girls Club of North Central Texas in Lake Dallas on Friday, April 1st as part of the Team San Manuel Community Outreach Program. A group of about fifty kids eagerly waited as Stewart and Regal rode their YZ450F’s onto the lot of their Boys & Girls Club.
Stewart and Regal first spoke to the children about the importance of eating right, exercising, studying, working hard, and setting goals. After their introduction, Stewart and Regal answered several questions from the Boys & Girls Club Members. When asked by one young girl if Stewart likes being a Champion, he replied, “It feels great to be a Champion. I like winning and I work hard exercising and eating right to be successful doing what I love to do. It also gives me the opportunity to come out and talk to you, and if you see me as a positive role model, then it’s all worth it.”
Another member asked Regal about the important role nutrition plays in his ability to race. “Nutrition is a super important,” Regal said. “It’s like racing or anything in life, if you want to perform, you have to put the best fuel possible in your body, so you have the energy you need to be successful at what you’re doing.”
After questions, Stewart and Regal signed posters for all the kids and posed for pictures. “We don’t get stuff like this here,” Rick Bordley, Boys & Girls Club board member, said. “This was a real treat and great for the kids.”
About Team San Manuel
Formed in 2006, Team San Manuel is a unique partnership between the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and L&M Racing, LLC, with the sole purpose of reaching out to Native and non-Native communities and sharing with them the value of perseverance and dedication. Building a winning team comprised of top-notch talent and community service, Team San Manuel honors the Serrano belief of caring for our community. (www.sanmanuelracing.com)
The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, California. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self -government. Despite challenges and hardships, the San Manuel tribal community has continued to progressively maintain and enhance its unique form of government — focusing all efforts on providing a better quality of life for its citizens. Through economic diversification, both on and off the reservation, the tribe has been forward thinking in its efforts to build infrastructure, maintain civil services and promote social, economic, educational and governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment and continues to pursue opportunities for future generations.