Recap: Music Saves Lives Celebrity Kart Race
11 April 2012
MONSTER ENERGY GIVES BACK HOSTS A CELEBRITY K1 KART RACE FUNDRAISING EVENT TO BENEFIT MUSIC SAVE LIVES.
Music by Good Guys In Black
Event Raises $17k
On April 1, Monster Energy Gives Back raised $17k at their Celebrity K1 Kart Race fundraising event to benefit Music Saves Lives featuring a special red-carpet evening with celebrities, athletes, media and industry influencers.
Invited guests enjoyed Kart Racing, an auction, good food and music by legendary professional BMX rider, musician, actor, and TV and radio personality Rick Thorne’s band, Good Guys In Black.
Celebrities, Athletes, Musicians, Hosts, Influencers
The evening was filled with great energy and good vibes. Guests and celebrity racers included: Christopher Knight – “Peter Brady” on The Brady Bunch, VH1’s “My Fair Brady” and “The Surreal Life”, Darrell and Brandon Sheets – Storage Wars, Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante – Storage Wars, Destin and Rachel Pfaff – Bravo´s Millionaire Matchmaker, Gordon “Lug Nutzz” Stewart – Nationally syndicated radio personality, Monster Energy athletes and Host of Speed Network’s “Speed Freaks,” Rick Thorne – professional BMX rider; actor; and singer for “Good Buys in Black”, Anastasia Ashley – professional surfer, Dean Wilson – Motorcross professional racer, Ernie “E-Dub” Vigil – Street bike stunt rider, Shin “Shinobi” Kinoshita – Street bike stunt rider, Nick “Apex” Brocha – Street bike stunt rider, Jason Britton – stunt bike rider, Jeremy Wright – professional body border, Joslyn Davis – Clevver TV host, Kyle Mohan – pro formula drift driver, Paul Luc Ronchetti – professional skateboarder, Pierre-Luc Gagnon (PLG) – professional skateboarder.
Celebrity Winners, Bragging Rights
Celebrity winners took home custom Monster trophies, bragging rights, and an invitation for next year´s fundraiser to defend their title.
1st Place: Nick “Apex” Brocha – Street bike stunt rider
2nd Place: Brandon Sheets – Storage Wars
3rd Place: Ernie “E-Dub” Vigil – Street bike stunt rider
Making Dreams Comes True
The event also made an eight-year old boy, Zack Wenner’s wish come true. Wenner who is suffering from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis had a dream to meet the cast from Storage Wars (his favorite show) that has given him a way to escape his painful condition. His dream came true when he not only met the cast, but also actually got to bid in the live auction against them. The auction took a heartwarming turn when one of the cast members, Sheets actually bid on an autographed helmet on Wenner’s behalf. His mother, Tiffany Wenner said, “you guys made his night unforgettable and one of the of the happiest moments in his life.”
Sponsors included: Prodigy Entertainment, All Smiles Solutions, Evan’s Lager, Pabst Beer, Status Vodka, Karma Tequila, The Wine Artist, Night & Day Productions, Socially Sweet Events and Wee Man´s Chronic Taco´s.
Music Saves Lives (MSL) is a nonprofit organization that focuses its main efforts on blood donation and marrow registration, reaching out by sharing facts and educating young people on music tours nationwide. MSL began in 2006 and has reached over 2 million youth blood donors and registered over 20,000 for the marrow program saving as many as 15 people with leukemia. Their efforts have changed lives across the US and Canada.
For more information on Music Saves Lives visit: www.musicsaveslives.org. For more on Monster Energy Gives Back and our athletes visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MonsterEnergyGivesBack or check out www.monsterenergy.com.