ANAHEIM, Calif. – Justin Weeks was severely injured just over a week ago while practicing at Freelin MX in Michigan. Justin was involved in an accident that resulted in a broken jaw and damage to his spinal cord. The injury to his spine has left him with no feeling from the chest down.
Recently turned pro, Weeks is coming off of the two most successful races of his amateur career. Just over a month ago, Justin concluded his amateur career winning championships at Ponca City and Loretta Lynn’s amateur nationals, in the highly talented A class.
It’s times like this when our small community needs to pull together to help one of our own. The Women’s Supercross and Motocross Foundation will be hosting a week long eBay auction to help Justin and his family with the costs that have been associated with this terrible injury.
The response from fellow riders and companies has been astonishing! Some of the companies who have donated items for the Justin Weeks fundraiser include Thor MX, Rockstar, Monster, One Industries, Pant Saggin’ Dezign, Skull Candy, Ogio, Answer, RG3, FMF, DVS, Glen Helen Raceway, Competitive Edge MX Park, Spring Creek MX and more!
Several riders have contributed with the donation of autographed gear. These riders include James Stewart, Michael Byrne, Nico Izzi, Ryan Villopoto, Austin Stroupe, plus 2009 Outdoor National Champions Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey!
Also included in the auction is a ride day with professional Motocross / Supercross rider, Austin Stroupe. IN addition to the exclusive ride day with Austin, the highest bidder will receive a set of Thor racing apparel!
The eBay auction will begin Monday, September 14th. If you would like to donate products or services for the fundraiser please email Jammi Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any additional questions, please contact Antoinette Gress at email@example.com .
The WMXF is a non-profit organization (501 c3) founded in 2003 to enhance the motocross & supercross racing community. WMXF's mission is to support racers or crew members who suffer racing injury; provide support to those who suffer serious misfortune; provide financial support to benevolent organizations; and contribute to the well-being of families in the professional motocross/supercross community.
For more information on the WMXF, please log on to their website: www.wmxf.org.