Thank you Liam for your generosity over the years. All of us at MX for Children wish you a speedy recovery and to the race track.
January 4, 2016 – 1:00 pm
following story on Vital MX to tell Liam’s story. We are supporting a Go Fund Me campaign in support of Liam and asking those of you in a position to help out to join us.Liam Parsons is a 12 year old boy who races motocross. He also has leukemia. Four years ago, while being treated at SickKids in Toronto Canada, Liam began to raise money for another condition treated at SickKids — hydrocephalus. As a kid that had experienced childhood disease and one who appreciated the children’s hospital that cared for him, Liam became a fundraiser for MX for Children to benefit hydrocephalus research at SickKids. Over two years, he raised more than $1000 for hydrocephalus research at SickKids. We are sad to learn that after being in remission for a few years, Liam’s cancer is back. Rex Backman, the MX for Children volunteer who ran many of our Toronto events, wrote the
March 11, 2015 – 1:55 pm
For those of you who found that our link was broken, please accept our sincere apologies!
If you want to enter to win a chance to get flown to the finale of Supercross in Las Vegas, here is the right link:
Ten dollars could get you and a friend or family member there and back, or a $500 gift card to the Motorcycle Superstore, or a set of Fox race pants worn and autographed by Ryan Dungey.
March 10, 2015 – 9:16 pm
We are changing up the Jackpot Challenge for this year — it is now an opportunity drawing with a grand prize of a VIP trip for two to the finale of Supercross in Las Vegas. Tickets are available online only for $10 each at http://mxforchildren.kintera.org/faf/drawing until the morning of April 13 when we will do the drawing and announce the winners! Second prize is a $500 gift card to the Motorcycle Superstore and third prize is a pair of Fox Racing pants worn and autographed by Ryan Dungey!
All proceeds benefit hydrocephalus research at nine children’s hospitals across North America through our fiscal agent the Hydrocephalus Association. More information can be found on our Jackpot Challenge page.
February 23, 2015 – 1:05 pm
We have changed up our schedule for 2015 given the loss of Toronto and Seattle as Supercross stops. We have added Santa Clara as a new stop for the Inside Line Experience! Here are our Inside Line Experience dates for 2015:
St. Louis MO
March 18, 2015
March 26 & 28, 2015
April 9 & 11, 2015
San Jose CA
April 8, 2015
April 17 – 18, 2015
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about this year’s Jackpot Challenge opportunity!
May 18, 2014 – 5:18 pm
Need to pick up a GoPro Hero3? Need a new set of tires for car? How ’bout a new MX helmet? Bid on these items on eBay and help MX for Children cross the $25,000 mark for this year’s fundraising. All proceeds go to support research at the nine Children’s Hospitals in the US and Canada.
Click on an image to go to the corresponding eBay auction. Auction ends on May 24.
Special thanks to Colleen Luster for donating her Discount Tires Gift Certificate in support of TwoTwo Motorsports — winner of the 2014 MX for Children Jackpot Challenge Team award. We appreciate the donations from One Industries and GoPro as well!
May 1, 2014 – 1:27 pm
Chad Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports Repeats as MX for Children Jackpot Challenge Team Winner
SEATTLE, WA – April 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – MX for Children’s fourth annual Jackpot Challenge charity fund raising event, with participants from all across Canada and the United States, garnered more than $21,000 for North American children’s hospitals. Chad Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports dominated for the second year in a row to win the team award while Ontario Canada’s Dakota Yaskow was awarded this year’s 2014 Jackpot Challenge individual award.
“We are pleased to recognize Dakota Yaskow, age 14, for his eight years of dedicated fundraising of more than $15,000 in support of MX for Children and Toronto’s SickKids Hospital,” said Paul Gross, founder of MX for Children. “Dakota will receive the Jackpot Challenge top prize – a Feld Motorsports’ sponsored VIP trip for two to the Monster Energy Supercross finale in Las Vegas, NV.
MX for Children’s annual Jackpot Challenge, which follows each year’s Monster Energy Supercross series, raises funds supporting research at the following hospitals: Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Houston’s Texas Children’s, Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s, Seattle Children’s, St. Louis Children’s, Toronto’s SickKids and Vancouver’s BC Children’s Hospital. Funds raised support the hospitals’ research to improve the brain condition hydrocephalus – the #1 cause of brain surgery for children.
“We are so happy and appreciative of our fans for helping us win the MX for Children Jackpot Challenge for the 2nd year in a row by raising almost$10,000!” stated Chad and Ellie Reed. “Most importantly we are grateful of all of the fans on team TwoTwo Motorsports and on the competing teams who helped raise money for kids who really need it. Everyone¹s support in raising money and awareness for the MX for Children organization really goes a long ways in helping ill children and their families.”
“We are very pleased and very blessed with the level of support that Supercross fans across Canada and the United States showed us this year – our fourth year of the Jackpot Challenge” stated Paul Gross, Founder of MX for Children. “Our Inside Line Experience, Supercross Dream Room Makeover, and the Jackpot Challenge programs provide a strong fund raising foundation for . We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from Feld, the race teams, the industry, and all the riders. We look forward to more charitable successes in 2015.”
April 12, 2014 – 5:31 pm
Madison Hopfe was the recipient of our Supercross Dream Room Makeover yesterday. Watch Supercross on Fox Sports 1 tonight (April 11th) to get the full story. We will see if we can get access to it afterwards online. But here is a sneak peak of what we did.
Special thanks to everyone that helped out or donated items.
Ashley Home Furniture
Logan and Stephanie Brown
California Picture Shade
Extreme Options Fabrication
Jeff Kardas Photography
lepetitcollet.com – Seoan Liu
Mallory Paint Store
James Stewart #7
Thor Parts Unlimited
March 27, 2014 – 1:09 pm
If you have been participating in the Jackpot Challenge fundraiser, the deadline for qualifying for Jackpot Challenge prizes is next Wednesday April 3rd! Today is the cut off to qualify for the Inside Line Experience at Houston Supercross so if you are close to that $500 number, get your donations in by midnight! Next Wednesday is the deadline for the Inside Line at Seattle Supercross as well. Here is our list of incentive prizes for your consideration:
|Fundraising Tiers||Incentive Prize|
|$25 – $49||MX for Children Sticker|
|$50 – $99||MX for Children Hat|
|$100 – $249||MX for Children T-Shirt|
|$250 – $499||MX for Children Jersey|
|$500 – $999||Inside Line Experience|
|$1000 – $2499||$100 gift card to Motorcycle Superstore|
|$2500 – $4999||Autographed race jersey by top racer|
|$5000 and up||VIP trip for TWO to Las Vegas Supercross finale|
As for the Jackpot Challenge for teams, it is looking like TwoTwo is on a winning path again this year. Red Bull KTM is the next closest competitor but has a large gap to close in the next week. Thanks to everyone for supporting their favorite team in the Jackpot Challenge!
March 3, 2014 – 12:18 am
Congrats to Ryan Dungey for his first win in Indianapolis this weekend — Red Bull KTM moves up to a tie in the Jackpot Challenge team points standing. One more month of fundraising remains for the Jackpot Challenge. And individual competition for the Jackpot Challenge is being led by long time participant Dakota Yaskow with $1885 CDN as of Sunday, March 2.
February 24, 2014 – 11:35 am
The race to win the Jackpot Challenge continues until April 3, 2014 so there is still time for you to jump to help your favorite team/riders win the Jackpot Challenge (and win some great prizes yourself while helping a great cause!) To learn more, to the Jackpot Challenge page or sign up.