Millington, MI – The fifth annual Extremity Games (eX5) returns to Baja Acres Motocross of Millington, Michigan for the 3rd year in a row this Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2010. Organized by the Athletes with Disabilities Network, the Extremity Games includes a variety of extreme sporting events taking place throughout the country, where athletes living with limb loss or limb difference will compete for cash and prizes.
Similar to last years’ events, Extremity Games Motocross will feature divisions for athletes racing with either limb loss (i.e. amputee, etc) or limb difference (i.e. paraplegic, quadriplegic, etc). Although, unlike previous years, the 2010 Extremity Games will be integrated with Baja Acres’ annual Memorial Blast weekend featuring their local motocross program, as well as other fun events.
“The Extremity Games has been gaining more and more recognition over the past few years”, says eX5 coordinator Jim Wazny. “This year will be especially fun because we’ll be representing some of the best racers in the country during one of Baja’s favorite motocross events.”
A Michigan native and eX5 competitor himself, Wazny has been racing and competing in the Extremity Games since its inception. In fact, along with professional Snocross racer “Monster” Mike Schultz and 3-time Extremity Games Champion Chris Ridgway, all three athletes have won Extremity Games and X Games medals, and will be racing each other this May.
“This is where Adaptive Moto X got started and I'm proud to be a part of it”, says Ridgway. “This year, I'm gonna borrow Josh Grant's grease meter and turn it up to 11!”
For the second year in a row, the Extremity Games will also serve as a qualifier for the Moto X, Super X Adaptive races at the ESPN® Summer X Games 16. The Super X Adaptive Finals will be televised live on ESPN in late July/early August.
Aside from the racing and eX5 awards ceremony, the Memorial Blast will host a concert featuring the world famous Julian Pavone “The World’s Youngest Drummer and Inventor!”®. The extremely talented youngster will be joined by Alex Raz and Motown legend Charles Davis of the Contours. Moreover, as a nod to the 5-year old musical prodigy, Baja Acres will be hosting an MX Reflex tournament where the winner will receive a 5-piece acoustic drum set.
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About Baja Acres
Baja Acres is a motocross track in Millington, Michigan focused on providing a safe, fun, and challenging environment for all motocross athletes. Moreover, with quality service and innovative ideas, Baja Acres hopes to increase recognition and growth for racers and the motocross industry. For more information on Baja Acres, please visit their website at www.bajaacres.com
About The Extremity Games
Extremity Games is organized by Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN), a subsidiary of Easter Seals – Michigan. Established in 2009, ADN’s mission is to promote a better quality of life by creating opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. ADN organizes Extremity Games, as well as Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors men and women who have overcome physical challenges to become elite athletes and superior role models. See more at www.extremitygames.com/