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Rockstar Energy Racing Strong in Jackpot Challenge Week 3

Davi was on top of the fundraising podium this week.  Photo courtesy of Jeff Kardas.

Davi was on top of the fundraising podium this week. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kardas.

Week 3 of team competition in MX for Children’s 2013 Jackpot Challenge found Team Rockstar Energy Racing showing strong ‘mid-moto’ form with a week’s end fundraising total of $ 1,709 – the best performance of the week by any Jackpot Challenge team. But Team Two Two Motosports still holds a commanding lead in the challenge overall.

100% of the pledges raised in our 2013 Jackpot Challenge benefit seven children’s hospitals around the US and Canada and their research to improve a vexing childhood brain condition called hydrocephalus.

You can support Rockstar Energy Racing by going to, joining their team and pledging your support.

View all of our active teams in this year’s Jackpot Challenge at There is still time to participate in the Jackpot Challenge or earn the Inside Line Experience for Toronto, Houston, Seattle and Salt Lake City.

Monster Energy Kawasaki Wins This Week, But Two Two Still Leads the Challenge

The Jackpot Challenge got going full tilt this week as fundraisers signed on to support their favorite teams. Monster Energy Kawasaki, fueled by ambitious Seattle fundraisers, edged out Two Two Motorsports for this week’s fundraising podium. But Chad’s team of fundraisers had built a base of support giving Two Two Motorsports a near $900 lead in overall support of MX for Children for the Jackpot Challenge.

There is still time to sign up for the Inside Line Experience for St. Louis, Houston, Toronto, Seattle or Salt Lake. Fundraising for St. Louis closes on February 23rd. Or just make a donation in support of your favorite team and help them win the Jackpot Challenge.

Jackpot Challenge Adds Teams

While the Inside Line Experience and Jackpot Challenge 2013 launched fundraising in June of 2012, we are excited to announce the addition of teams to the challenge. Now any one can join one of our participating teams and help them win the Jackpot Challenge Team Award in Las Vegas. Each week we will announce the standings of the competing teams and in Las Vegas we will recognize the winning team. Participating teams out of the gate include:


If you really want to help out, explore the Inside Line Experience for Houston, St. Louis, Toronto, Seattle or Salt Lake City. It is the best way to experience Supercross! Canadians want to participate in the Inside Line Experience or Jackpot Challenge can sign up here.

You can also read today’s press release on the Jackpot Challenge.  If your team isn’t listed and you want to help MX for Children, contact


MX for Children Opens 2013 Fundraising Season

After a very successful fundraising season for MX for Children in conjunction with Monster Energy Supercross, we have decided to officially START fundraising for the 2013 season NOW!  We will be returning to all five cities — St. Louis, Toronto, Houston, Seattle and Salt Lake City — with the Inside Line Experience and the Jackpot Challenge award for Las Vegas for the highest fundraiser.   We have updated the Inside Line Experience page with the details of the cities and the program.  The fundraising sites can be used to continue your great work and we will transfer your fundraising from June 1 on when the new sites are up and running.

Numerous fundraisers have decided to run MX for Children Ride events to raise money for the cause.  If you are interested in doing this, please contact us immediately.  We want to take advantage of the summer months to raise as much money as possible!

If you have any questions, contact us at

Thanks for all your support and good luck!

Paul, Brett and Rex

Houston puts on an MX for Children Ride Day on June 2, 2012

Come out and support Texas Children’s Hospital and help cure hydrocephalus — the #1 cause of brain surgery in kids.  Saturday, June 2, 2012, the Houston crew of MX for Children fundraisers will be putting on a benefit ride at Rio Bravo Motocross Park in Houston, TX.  The ride starts at 9 am and goes all day.  It will include a swap meet, cook off and raffle.  This family practice day is just for fun — not a race — without flaggers.  Check out the ride flyer for more details…

Houston MX for Children Ride Day -- June 2, 2012

Houston-Ride Day Flyer

2 Days Left on Helmets for Hydro Auction!

David Knight Helmet

Have you checked in on the cool things we are auctioning off on eBay? Well, you have 2 more days to look, bid, and possibly win… We’re running Helmets for Hydro III and we’ve got a handful of awesome autographed helmets from riders such as Kevin Windham and David Knight, World Enduro Champion and KTM Factory Rider. 100% of the funds go to the seven children’s hospitals in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network including Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, SickKids, and Texas Children’s Hospital. Check out the eBay auction here. Good luck!

2012 Jackpot Challenge Cashes Out over $43,000

We’re so pleased to announce that our 2012 Jackpot Challenge has raised over $43,000! This is a record amount and we also set a new record this year for the largest amount ever raised by an individual at

5 1/2 Year Koen McLeod Wins the Jackpot Challenge

Winning the grand prize this year is 5 1/2 year old Koen McLeod of Oakville, Ontario in Canada. Canadians rounded out the podium with Travis Byrom finishing second, winning a $500 gift certificate to the Motorcycle Superstore. Hannah McCrory wins an Xbox 360 system for her third place showing.

We would like to thank to Feld Motorsports for their support and encouragement for this year’s event. We also got great support from the teams and riders with tweets and Facebook posts that drove a lot of awareness. The industry supported us with great prizes (thanks again Motorcycle Superstore!) Finally, a very well-deserved thank you to all who participated in Canada and the United States. We witnessed some really great fund raising tactics this year – use of Facebook and other social media tools, pizza parties, bake sales, and lots of door-to-door efforts. Hats off to all of you as these funds will make a real difference in the lives of children who suffer from hydrocephalus.

We hope to see you all back next year! Stay tuned for details about the Jackpot Challenge in 2013!

Toronto SX Inside Line Experience Wrap Up – 17,000 Winning Reasons

Watching Ryan Villopoto and Justin Barcia race to their victory’s Saturday night in Toronto’s Rogers Centre were 9 other winners, too. These were the top fund raisers for this year’s MX for Children Inside Line Experience for Toronto’s SickKids Hospital. Having raised well over $17,000 in total – our ILE’ers experienced the Monster Energy Supercross stop in Toronto in an exclusive up close and personal fashion during the race weekend. Starting with ‘MX for Children Only’ access to Thursday’s Press Day, ILE’ers got to hang out with World Motocross Champions

Inside Line Experience Meet and Greet

Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen, who later put on a private Supercross practice for the group. On race day morning we visited with Kevin Windham inside his Geico Honda team rig as well as experienced Monster Energy Kawasaki and Yoshimura Suzuki private rig tours. A track walk in mid-afternoon showcased to all how difficult and steep obstacles on the Dirt Wurx designed track really were! Finally, the “Industry Seating” allowed great

ILE'ers Hang with K-Dub

views into the night’s racing action. We’d like to thank all of our 2012 Inside Line Experience participants for a great Toronto race experience, and most importantly their great contribution to the SickKids Foundation.

Inside Line Experience and Jackpot Challenge Schedule

Jackpot Challenge Winners: Front Row Seats in Vegas

We are excited to announce that Feld Motorsports has chosen to sponsor our Jackpot Challenge (JPC) for 2012. This means that we can offer the opportunity to win the Inside Line Experience — the ultimate backstage pass to Supercross — to supercross fans across North America! The Inside Line Experience (ILE) will return to five cities this year: St. Louis, Toronto, Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas — go to the Inside Line Experience page for details. The ILE is a reward to people that raise at least $500 for their local children’s hospital prior to race day in one of those cities. The Inside Line Experience includes a small group meet and greet with top supercross racers, a factory rig tour, a walk on the Supercross track, pit passes and great seats not to mention the good will associated with raising money for sick kids. The Jackpot Challenge offers the same experience but also includes round trip tickets, hotel and meals for two at the finale of Supercross in Las Vegas!

This year all Inside Line Experience fundraising is being done online. Go to our Inside Line and Jackpot Challenge site to sign up to participate or to sponsor a fundraiser. To read the original press release, go to supercrossonline here.

Happy New Year!

2nd Annual ‘Helmets for Hydro’ Auction is Live!

We’re pleased again for the second year running to offer our ‘Helmets for Hydro’ eBay charity auction. Lead by action sports icon Travis Pastrana and leading Supercross and Motocross stars, we’ve assembled a great collection of very hard to find autographed race helmets for bidding.

“Hydro” is short for “Hydrocephalus” — the #1 cause of brain surgery in kids which affects one million people in the United States. The funds raised from the auction benefit hydrocephalus research at leading Children’s Hospitals including: Toronto’s SickKids,  Seattle Children’s, Utah’s Primary Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, St. Louis Children’s, Pittsburgh Children’s and Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital.

Helmets for Hydrocephalus

Helmets for Hydro

In addition to Travis, racers donating this year include Ryan Dungey, Trey Canard, Ashley Fiolek, Andrew Short, Justin Barcia, Eli Tomac, Davi Millsaps, and Brett Metcalfe. “For the second year in a row I am joining up with MX for Children for their Helmets for Hydro auction. I’m proud to be able to donate one of my THOR race helmets” said Brett Metcalfe, Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Rider.  “As racers, it is important to give back to our communities and for me it’s honorable and meaningful to help kids in need”.

The auction begins on November 22, 2011 at 8:00AM PST on eBay and runs for one week. You can find it on eBay here or by clicking on the picture of the helmets. Good luck!