Monster Energy Supercross Hosts Fourth Annual Military Appreciation Race During Annual Visit to San Diego's Petco Park
As the nation honors the sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day, Feld Entertainment® announced today that Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will continue its support of service men and women with its Fourth Annual Military Appreciation Race. San Diego's Petco Park will remain the home of this popular community service initiative, which will once again partner with United Service Organizations (USO) San Diego, a nonprofit organization serving active-duty, reserve, guard and military families throughout California's southernmost county. The event will commence on Saturday, January 14, for the second race of the 2017 season, airing live on FS1.
Monster Energy Supercross is the world's premier off-road motorcycle championship and each year the close-knit racing community rallies together in support of this important cause, with countless motorcycles sporting military inspired livery and numerous competitors adorning themselves in patriotic riding gear. San Diego is home to several of the country's largest and most important military installations, and since the event's inception in 2014 the Military Appreciation Race has raised more than $100,000 in direct support of military service organizations in San Diego, including more than $30,000 last year alone.
Cole Seely (14), Ken Roczen (94) and Ryan Dungey (1) sporting red, white and blue riding gear in support of the military.
Photo Credit: Simon Cudby
The excitement generated by the one-of-a-kind specialty pieces of gear and bike graphics are annually made tangible to the millions of supercross enthusiasts around the world with the official Military Appreciation Race post-event auction, which will begin Monday, January 16. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive race-worn gear from the San Diego event and genuine race-used motorcycle parts from the biggest names and teams in the sport, including reigning back-to-back champion Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac, Chad Reed, Justin Barcia, Cooper Webb, and more. The auction will be hosted by USO San Diego, which will receive 100 percent of the proceeds.
Chad Reed's custom-designed camouflaged-themed riding gear and bike graphics were auctioned off after the race in support of the military.
Photo Credit: Simon Cudby
"USO San Diego is honored to once again be the beneficiary of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Military Appreciation Race and its incredibly supportive community of fans, teams and riders," said Arne Nelson, USO San Diego Chief Executive Officer. "The funds raised will provide much-needed support for our free programs and services offered to the region's Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, and their families. We hope to see you all there!"
Members of the military can receive $10 off select tickets by using the code USOSD (additional fees may apply). Additionally, all military members will receive free access to the Pit Party with valid identification (limit one entry per ID).
Tickets to the Military Appreciation Race at Petco Park are on sale now and start as low as $20! Tickets are available online at Tickets.com, by phone at 619-795-5555, or at the Petco Park Box Office. For additional race and ticket information, log onto SupercrossLive.com.
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About the American Motorcyclist Association:
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About the USO San Diego:
Since 1941, USO San Diego's mission is to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families. USO San Diego served the San Diego military community more than 260,000 times in 2014 through our centers, programs, and services. With our two centers, USO San Diego Downtown Center and USO Neil Ash Airport Center, we create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and the civilian community. Our volunteers are incredibly dedicated, donating more than 34,000 hours of their time in 2014. USO San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization relying on the generosity of volunteers and donors. To learn more about USO San Diego and our patriotic mission, please visit www.usosandiego.org.