SOURCE: GreasieWheels, LLC

April 30, 2008 13:44 ET

Toyota Trucks Presents Ninth Annual Monster Energy Drink Charity Golf Classic for Road 2 Recovery Foundation at Bali Hai Las Vegas This Weekend

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is proud to present the Monster Energy Drink Ninth Annual Golf Classic presented by Toyota Trucks. The tournament will take place on Friday, May 2, at 11:30 a.m. at the Bali Hai Golf Club at Mandalay Bay, a top American championship resort course located on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

The winning team will receive the traveling trophy and each winning player will take home a Curtis & Co. watch and a sponsored prize package. Confirmed celebrities include motocross champions Chad Reed, TJ Lavin, Jeremy McGrath, Ryan Sheckler, Jeff Emig, Grant Langston, Jimmy Button, Davi Millsaps, Carey Hart, Bob Moore, Denny Stephenson, Nathan Ramsey, Trey Canard, Ryan Sipes, Coy Gibbs, and professional poker player Jeff Madsen. Additional sponsors include Monster Energy, Toyota Trucks, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM, Live Nation, Alpinestars, Leatt, Wasserman Media Group, BTO Sports, Pro Circuit, Nike Golf, Ogio, Kicker, Oakley, Omatic, Spy Optics, Nixon, DVS Shoes, Smith Optics, DC Shoes, Pahr Golf Clothing, Franklin Law, FullTiltPoker.com, and Who's Your Daddy Energy Drink.

Registration and a reception lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. at Bali Hai Golf Club Resort, located at 5160 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. The putting contest kicks off at 12:45 p.m., with putt-off at 1:15 p.m., and a Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. Play concludes at 5:30. An awards presentation and party, including complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages, will follow.

The cost is $1,500 for singles, and $5,000 for each foursome. The price includes 18 holes of golf, food, beverages, and a sponsored gift pack for each entry.

Individuals and businesses interested in registering for the Monster Charity Golf Classic or supporting the Road 2 Recovery Foundation through a donation can visit the web site at www.road2recovery.com or contact the event organizer Anita Button at anita@road2recovery.com, (480) 276-1131. For event details visit: http://web.mac.com/pievegas/GreasieWheels/Subscribe/Entries/2008/4/30_Extreme_Sports_and_Road_2_Recovery.html

About Jimmy Button

At 26 years old, Jimmy Button lived and breathed motorcycles. He'd started his tenth year as a professional rider and second year with Factory Yamaha. In January of 2000, practicing for the evening's Supercross at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Jimmy went down in the whoop section, injuring the second and third vertebrae of his spinal cord. Doctors explained that he would probably never walk again, but they underestimated Jimmy's powerful spirit. Though he didn't come back to ride, his courage won him the race to walk again. At the time of Jimmy's injury, a riders union had not been established.

About the Road 2 Recovery Foundation

In the fall of 2000 Bob Moore, Bob Walker, and Jimmy Button created the Road 2 Recovery Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping professional AMA licensed motocross members with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries, as well as providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families.

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