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MX for Children Mini Auction

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.

Discount Tires Gift Certificate

Discount Tires Gift Certificate

GoPro Hero 3 Black

GoPro Hero 3 Black

One Industries David Bailey Replica

One Industries David Bailey Replica

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!

Jackpot Challenge Nets More Than $21,000 for Childrens’ Hospitals

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.”

Watch SX on Fox Sports 1 to see our SX Dream Room Makeover

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
Aurora Suzuki
Logan and Stephanie Brown
California Picture Shade
Extreme Options Fabrication
Fusion Graphics
Jeff Kardas Photography
lepetitcollet.com – Seoan Liu
Mallory Paint Store
McLendon’s Hardware
MotoConcepts
MuralsYourWay
Ride Motosports
James Stewart #7
Thor Parts Unlimited
Yoshimura Suzuki

Seven days left to qualify for Jackpot Challenge prizes

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!

Dungey wins his first, but only tie with TwoTwo

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.

Despite Injuries, TwoTwo Leads Jackpot Challenge

Jackpot Challenge Team Award

Jackpot Challenge Team Award

Last year’s Jackpot Challenge team winner, TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed, has got the holeshot again in the 2014 Jackpot Challenge. Results of fundraising to date were just posted on mxforchildren.org and show TwoTwo on top with $1,703 raised and\ Red Bull KTM in a close second with $1685. Pro Circuit Kawasaki rounds out the podium with $670 in this “all classes” race to help kids with hydrocephalus.

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.

Ellie Reed Testimonial Sneak Peek


We are excited about all that Ellie Reed is doing to help MX for Children as our new spokeswoman. Check out this clip of what she said about our work at A2. And then sign up for the Jackpot Challenge.

MX for Children Drops the Gate on the 2014 Jackpot Challenge

Top Monster Energy Supercross Teams Line Up for North American Children’s Hospitals Fundraising

With a packed line-up of Monster Energy Supercross teams for MX for Children’s 2014 Jackpot Challenge, we are pleased to drop the gate for this year’s team competition! Great support from the following teams/riders affords a tremendous opportunity for Supercross fans in Canada and the United States to participate in the Jackpot Challenge and raise funds for children’s hospitals and earn great incentive prizes.

BTO Sports Racing KTM – Andrew Short, Matt Goerke
Geico Racing Honda – Zach Bell, Matt Bisceglia, Justin Bogle, Wil Hahn, Zach Osborne, Eli Tomac
Monster Energy Kawasaki – Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer
MotoConcepts – Mike Alessi
Muscle Milk Honda – Justin Barcia, Trey Canard
Pro Circuit Kawasaki – Blake Baggett, Adam Cianciarulo, Martin Davalos, Darryn Durham, Justin, Hill, Dean Wilson
Red Bull KTM – Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin, Dean Ferris
Rockstar Energy Racing – Davi Millsaps, Ivan Tedesco, Jason Anderson and Joey Savatgy
Troy Lee Designs Honda – Cole Seely, Malcolm Stewart, Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath
TwoTwo Motorsports – Chad Reed
Yoshimura Racing Suzuki – James Stewart

The Jackpot Challenge raises funds for brain research at the following children’s 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. The funds go to support the hospitals’ research to improve the brain condition hydrocephalus – the #1 cause of brain surgery for children.

“I was proud that Chad and TwoTwo Motorsports won this award last year,” said Ellie Reed, the official spokesperson of MX for Children. “Having had a neurological scare of our own with our daughter, I can say that the research supported by this fundraiser is not only very impactful on kids’ lives but also their families who without help from MX for Children wouldn’t be able to help their kids.”

Jackpot Challenge participants also can root for one of their favorite Jackpot Challenge teams. The Jackpot Challenge teams are Supercross race teams that support the MX for Children cause by donating their time at MX for Children events. The funds raised by individual fundraisers are also credited to the team they select. MX for Children awards the Jackpot Challenge Team award with the highest total fundraising for the season. Chad Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports won the Jackpot Challenge Team award in 2013. Finally, fundraisers who exceed $500 in 2014 will qualify for the Inside Line Experience – offered in Toronto, St. Louis, Houston and Seattle. Go to our Jackpot Challenge site to sign up!

Trey visits with Jackpot Challenge participants

Trey visits with Jackpot Challenge participants

“It is really great to be working with such a wonderful organization like MX for Children again,” explained Trey Canard of the Muscle Milk Honda team. “It is opportunities like this that really allow us riders to give back and have a certain voice that not many people get to have. I think if what we do can bring light into a child’s world that makes it all worth it. It is so gratifying to be able to visit the hospitals sometimes and to donate simple things like gear to help raise money for such a great cause. I look forward to working with everyone again this year and for many years to come.”

MX for Children Has A New Spokesperson

For the last few year’s, MX for Children has considered seeking out an industry spokesperson to help promote our cause. After some positive encouragement from Ellie Reed (@mrstwotwo) after Las Vegas last year, we asked Ellie if she would consider being our spokesperson and she agreed. She tweeted this pic here at A2 interviewing with our long time partner Denny Hartwig of Feld Motorsports for an upcoming testimonial video.

Ellie Reed Interview with Denny Hartwig

Inaugural MX for Children spokesperson Ellie Reed interviews with Feld Motorsport’s Denny Hartwig.


We are thrilled to have Ellie on board helping us encourage kids to fundraise for sick kids and to encourage the Supercross riders and industry help the cause. Stay tuned for more info about Ellie’s involvement. And congratulations to her husband Chad and the entire Discount Tire Racing / TwoTwo Motorsports team for their first win of the season last night in Anaheim! Good karma all the way around!

SX Room Makeover for a Sick Kid

MX for Children and Feld Motorsports announced the Supercross Dream Room Makeover — a new program being piloted in conjunction with Seattle Supercross — to put a smile on the face of a chronically ill child. MX for Children is taking nominations for kids that are fans of Supercross and suffer from a chronic illness to get a complete bedroom makeover themed in Monster Energy Supercross. We are also seeking volunteers with experience in painting, carpentry, electrical work and upholstery to help make the room makeover happen. You can read the press release or visit our Supercross Dream Room Makeover page for more details.