On March 5th during a practice session at Daytona Supercross, Ian Trettel suffered a traumatic brain injury, forcing him to discontinue his racing career. Ian is the first recipient to receive funds from the Road 2 Recovery endowment fund.
“I’m deeply saddened by the injury Ian sustained in Daytona. I know what these riders have to do to compete at the highest level and while any injury is sad, it is especially sad when it is a trauma like what Ian has had to go through. I wish him and his family the very best. It is our hope to give even more to the riders when they have a career-ending injury,” said R2R Chairman, Bob Moore.
Through the endowment fund, the Road 2 Recovery Foundation will be donating $50,000 to Ian to help in his recovery.
With everyone’s donations and support, the motocross community has donated an additional $50,122.00 to Ian to aid in his recovery. A special thank you to Rockstar Energy Suzuki, Vurb Moto, the Hewitt family, One Industries, Thor, Skullcandy, American Suzuki, all of the volunteers at the Pala Raceway and Bostwick Creek MX Park Ride Days and to all of the riders and companies who have donated auction items and to everyone who has made a donation or purchased items benefiting Ian.
"Our family is extremely grateful to everyone in the motocross community that has helped Ian and our family with their support and donations. Ian continues to improve and will benefit from continued rehab thanks to the financial help made possible by the fund raising activities and the R2R Endowment. We are truly thankful for the support and generosity," said Joe Trettel
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation will continue to collect donations for Ian to help him on his road to recovery. We wish Ian the very best in his recovery and will be there to support in any way we can. We thank you for your continued support.
To make a donation click here.
About the Road 2 Recovery Endowment Fund:
In January 2008, the Road 2 Recovery Foundation established a long-term financial goal of building an endowment for the financial support of injured AMA licensed professional MX/SX riders who sustain career-ending injuries. Once the funds exceed $3M, the endowment will be allowed to provide funding in science, research, and education to study how racers can avoid catastrophic injury in their occupation as well as advance recovery modalities to avoid paralysis and permanent disabilities.
About Road 2 Recovery:
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded by Bob Moore, Bob Walker, and Jimmy Button in the fall of 2000, and 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. To make a donation click here. For more information on Road 2 Recovery and upcoming events visit www.road2recovery.com or contact Anita Button at (480) 276-1131.