Top freestyle motocross riders joined for a private show for the hospital’s young patients and their families. X-Games Gold Medalists Ronnie Renner and Tommy Clowers will be flying high with Myles Richmond and Destin Cantrell as the four extreme athletes performed a heart-stopping array of tricks over a 75-foot ramp-to-ramp gap.
Afterwards, Supercross racers Andrew Short, Josh Hansen, Justin Brayton, PJ Larsen, Davi Millsaps and 7-time Supercross Champion, Jeremy McGrath joined them in touring the hospital. Also present was X-Games medalist and truck racing champion, Ricky James, multi-time Women’s Amateur Champion, Sarah Price, star of MTV’s Nitro Circus, Andy Bell and Robbie Maddison, fresh off his New Year’s Eve world record-setting jump of nearly 400 feet.
Former professional Motocross rider, Steve Bauer founded this event in 2003 as a way for the Motocross industry to give back to the community. Every year since then the hospital has welcomed Steve and a handful of the world’s greatest motocross racers as they tour the hospital, handing out gifts such as t-shirts, hats, toys and posters to the children and their families. In 2005, Steve contacted Jeff Tilton to add a FMX demo to the event. The sight of the athletes performing tricks on their 220 lb machines just a few feet outside their second story window was such a huge hit with the patients, families, and hospital staff that it is now one of the most highly anticipated events of the year at LLUCH.