Feld Motor Sports and Autotrader/ Toyota/ Yamaha/ JGRMX Team Up with Make-A-Wish to Make a Wish Come True
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Courtesy of Feld Motor Sports
AURORA, IL, JULY 14, 2015
Feld Motor Sports and the Autotrader/ Toyota/ Yamaha/ JGRMX race team, featuring Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, standout Justin Barcia, have teamed up with Make-A-Wish to give 5-year-old supercross fan Austin Coleman his wish of riding his dirt bike with professional racers tomorrow.
Austin, who has been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, loves riding dirt bikes. He began riding at 3, and he even has a track in his back yard. When asked what he wanted for his wish, he had only one thing in mind: to ride with a professional rider.
Austin will get to spend the day with Barcia, receiving a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup and supercross shops before heading out to the private JGRMX supercross test facility, where he will have a chance to ride with Barcia. In addition to having a day with the team, Austin will be outfitted by the Autotrader/ Toyota/ Yamaha/ JGRMX team, in conjunction with Fly Racing and Factory Effex, in custom riding gear and team graphics to round out the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“This is an awesome opportunity for us to make Austin’s wish come true,” said team owner Coy Gibbs. “Justin Barcia, who resides near our shop much of the time, jumped at the opportunity to spend the day with Austin when the opportunity was presented to him.”
“We are fortunate and thankful as an organization to be able to provide wishes like this to kids like Austin and will do everything we can to ensure this special day is the time of his life,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross for Feld Motor Sports.
For more information on Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossLive.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross.
About Feld Motor Sports
Feld Motor Sports Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena- and stadium-based motorsports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports productions include Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe that a “wish come true” has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980, and more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.