Motocross is a sport rich with history, and now is the perfect chance to own a piece with the Leatt Charity Auction to benefit the RiderDown Foundation. Leatt prepared three custom neck braces to protect Team USA at the Motocross of Nations where Ryan Dungey, Trey Canard and Andrew Short defended our national pride with a victory in Lakewood, Colorado. These three neck braces, still dirty from battle and drenched in glory, are autographed by each rider and available for purchase through the Leatt Charity Auction hosted on MotorcycleUSA.com
As five-time defending champions, Team USA had the honor of sporting the top three numbers, Ryan Dungey #1, Trey Canard #2 and Andrew Short #3. All three men put on a true demonstration of the American spirit with hard work and determination to bring home the Chamberlain Trophy for a sixth consecutive time. The race is won, but now you have the opportunity to participate in another American tradition by supporting our fallen comrades. Proceeds from the auction go directly to RiderDown.org, the leader in assistance for riders and families dealing with medical expenses.
“Leatt is very happy to be supporting the RiderDown Foundation,” says Leatt Brand Manager, Jason McCune. “Injuries are a reality of this sport and we have to recognize the need to help those who have been hurt. Riderdown.org makes this a reality for many people and their families who need assistance with medical bills and other related issues. Not only can you own the brace that our MXoN champions participated in, but you can also help make a difference in the lives of many people.”
Safety is a top concern for all motorcyclists and Leatt is on the forefront of neck brace development. It’s no wonder Team USA relies on them to stay healthy. Leatt created one-off custom graphics for the MXoN, featuring “2010 Team USA Motocross of Nations” with personalized names, numbers and the Stars and Stripes.
“I’m very excited that we can partner with Leatt for this wonderful auction,” says RiderDown Foundation’s Bruce Vermeulen. “Motocross of Nations is the pinnacle of our sport, and I’m ecstatic that memorabilia from Team USA is supporting our cause. Winning in such dramatic fashion on our home soil makes this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the riders are extremely generous to let us have these priceless items. I just can’t believe it.”
The auction begins Oct. 22 and closes Nov. 1, so visit the Leatt Charity Auction on MotorcycleUSA.com for a chance to bid on each brace.