88 Live to Ride
Benefit Dinner and Auction Overwhelming Success
Morgantown, W. Va. (August 20, 2012) - The
ATVPG is pleased to announce the success of this
year's 88 Live to Ride Benefit Auction, held at
the final round of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross
National Championship Series at Loretta Lynn's.
Kicking off with a spaghetti dinner on Friday
evening, the night's auction raised an all-time
high of over $33,000 for 88 Live to Ride, Inc.
Hand crocheted blanket with AMA ATVMX
Emblem, made by Jen Richards
Debi Bartosek, President of 88 Live to
Ride, said, "I would like to thank everyone who
attended the dinner and auction at Loretta's.
Special thanks to ITP and Root River Racing for
sponsoring the dinner, and to Stan "Big Daddy"
Digby and his family for preparing and serving
up the delicious spaghetti dinner."
There was a wide and varied list of items to
be auctioned and guest auctioneer, Rodney
Tomblin, used his experience on the microphone
to coax higher bids out of the audience. Some of
the more memorable items were the hand crocheted
blanket with AMA ATVMX Emblem, made by Jen
Richards, that topped out at $3,000; Joel
Hetrick race gear that went for $2,000; Jeremiah
Jones jersey $1,650; PEP shocks $2,000; John
Natalie one day riding school, jersey and a day
of boating $3,650 and of course, the Podium
Backdrop which fetched a whopping $8,000. All in
all, this was the best auction ever raising over
$33,000 for 88 Live to Ride, Inc.
The auction wouldn't be possible without the
help of dedicated volunteers - sincere thanks
to: Erica, Chris & McKenna Peters; Lisa & Maci
Devenport; Freida Rozelle; Missy & Maddie Guyer;
Laura & Jeff Rastrelli and Debi Bartosek.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the
auction: Motogems Jewelry; Scrapped Homemade
Creations; Salon 11; One Dog Mom; ApronStrings
Catering; Fly Racing; PEP; Baldwin Motorsports;
88 Live to Ride; Nac's Racing; JB Racing; ATVA
Promoters Group; Coop's Designs; SSi Decals;
Quad Tech; Survival Straps; BeautiControl;
Janssen Motorsports. Individual donations were
received from Freida & Gary Rozelle; Carol Lee
Bettis; Steve Lloyd; Todd Sweigart; Joel Hetrick;
Cody Gibson; Joe Byrd; Jen Richards; John
Natalie; Krista Marie, The Farm; Nancy Beer,
Heather Byrd; Mamaw Digby; Nick Moser; Jeffrey
Rastrelli; Brent Sellers; Thomas Brown, Josh
Upperman, William W., Debi Bartosek, Allie Kobar
and Bbeca Ison.
About the AMA ATV Motocross
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship
is the nation's premier amateur and professional
ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross
facilities nationwide. The 10-round series
features the Nation's best racers, teams and
sponsors, and is America's largest and
longest-running ATV national motocross program.
Since 1985, the series continues to expand and
produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while
premiering the professional class. For more
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