Supercross Expands Partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for 2020
Supercross Athletes to Support This Shirt Saves Lives, will share message with Millions of fans across the world
ELLENTON, Fla., (January 14, 2020) – Feld Entertainment®, the global leader in live touring family entertainment playing stadiums and arenas around the world, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® are expanding their partnership to continue to support the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children. ®
Over the past three seasons, Supercross has raised more than $300,000 for St. Jude through various activations including the This Shirt Saves Lives campaign.
Fans of Supercross can support St. Jude when attending events in 2020 through the text to donate campaign to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all they should worry about is helping their child live.
Fundraising efforts for Supercross will kick off the weekend of January 17, 2020 to support the third annual This Shirt Saves Lives campaign, which goes live during the Anaheim 2 Supercross race. Through the text to donate campaign, fans will have the opportunity to receive an exclusive This Shirt Saves Lives t-shirt with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital logo and either the Supercross logo on the back. In addition, Supercross will hold auctions kicking off in February during “This Race Saves Lives” events which will run through May 4, 2020.
“Supercross riders and fans came out in full force last year, serving as a model for what can happen when a dedicated group comes together to help those who are most vulnerable – our children,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We are appreciative of the boost in support from Feld Entertainment and Supercross and grateful for the increasing number of fans who have chosen to join their favorite racers and drivers in the This Shirt Saves Livescampaign. Together, we are helping to ensure St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital can continue the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases here at home and around the world.”
Ryan Dungey, 4-time AMA Supercross Champion, was recently presented with the 2019 St. Jude Ambassador of the Year award alongside Gabe, a St. Jude patient, motocross racer and Ryan’s biggest fan. Gabe has a very special friendship with Dungey who has hosted him and his family at many events. In fact, Dungey was recently by Gabe’s side as he took his first steps without the aid of a walker, a monumental feat for Gabe, nearly two years after brain surgery left him paralyzed. Dungey is the first Supercross athlete to receive this distinguished honor, which puts him in great company with other celebrity ambassadors, including NFL Hall of Fame member Michael Strahan, country music superstar Jake Owen and award-winning actress Jennifer Aniston.
Photo Caption: Ryan Dungey, 4-time AMA Supercross Champion, was recently presented with the 2019 St. Jude Ambassador of the Year award alongside Gabe, a St. Jude patient, motocross racer and Ryan’s biggest fan. Photographed from left to right: Dave Prater, Andrea (Gabe’s Mom), Ryan Dungey, Evelyn Homs and Gabe (St. Jude Patient)
Feld Entertainment will celebrate their commitment to St. Jude by activating their fan base of millions through their motorsports properties and also their 2,300 associates worldwide by amplifying fundraising and volunteer efforts to support the St. Jude mission. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude will not stop until no child dies from cancer.
For more information about donation opportunities, please visit supercrosslive.com/stjude
Link to St. Jude and Feld Entertainment videos and photos.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
About Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.