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Jimmy Button Benefit Scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, 2000

On February 8, 2000, at Chaparral Motorsports in San Bernardino, California (time to be announced), an auction will be held to benefit Jimmy Button. As you know, Jimmy Button was seriously injured while practicing for the San Diego AMA Supercross race on January 22, 2000.

As reported by Cycle News Online today, many prominent companies and individuals have donated the following items, which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Undoubtedly, additional items will be donated for auction before February 8, 2000.

  • Gold Coast Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: 3 day/2 night stay for two w/upgrade to a suite; includes dinner for two at the Cortez Steak House (hotel restaurant);
  • Oakley: autographed Ricky Carmichael jersey;
  • 1st Turn Products: 911 Joint Rescue;
  • InterSport Fashions West: “Trick” Harley Davidson jacket signed by Karen Davidson (Willie G’s great granddaughter);
  • Boyesen: T-shirts and hats;
  • Tx-Mx Magazine: 1 year subscriptions;
  • PACE Motorsports: 2 “All-Access” credentials for final round of EA Sports Supercross in Las Vegas; 2 tickets for seating in Rider’s Section; 2 tickets to PACE Awards Banquet; 2 nights at the Hard Rock Hotel and participation with award presentation to a rider, along with Jimmy Button;
  • EA Sports: game library – 10 games (Tiger Woods PGA, autographed Supercross 2000, NASCAR 2000, NHL 2000); 4 autographed Supercross 2000 games;
  • Shawn Cordoan: specially designed “Jimmy Button” t-shirts;
  • Palmer USA: autographed Shaun Palmer snowboard;
  • Unique Paintball Pro Gear: 2 paintball guns; supply of pellets/ammunition; 2 passes to Inland Empire paintball field;
  • Works Racing: 2 certificates (valued at $485.00 each) to port cylinder heads for YZ426 or WR408;
  • Glenn Wales: custom painted helmet;
  • Galfer: T-shirts and gloves;
  • Motonation/Siede: boots worn by David Vuillemin; fender from Vuillemin’s 2000 factory Yamaha;
  • Shepard Films: video library – Mini Warriors 2, Mini Warriors 2, John Dowd video, How I Wasted My Summer, and BMX video;
  • Thrust Productions: 3 videos – Quick Sand, Party in Glamis, Vidiots Anonymous – Y2k, and The Making of Extreme 2000 Calendar;
  • Maxima Products: 5 gallon pail, Castor 927; 5 gallon pail, Super M oil;
  • Racer X Illustrated: Steve Lamson’s Fox/Chaparral pants from Steel City; Tallon Vohland’s FMF pants; Alessio Chiodi’s UFO pants;
  • Bieffe: 1 medium mx-tech helmet; 1 large mx-tech helmet;
  • Scribner Engineereing: assorted utility jugs;
  • Skin Industries: 4 autographed graphic kits from Brian Deegan, Mike Jones, Ronnie Faisst and Jeremy Steinberg, aka Twitch; 2 Skin Industries’ race kits; Skin Industries t-shirts; Metal Mulisha t-shirts; “I Love Strippers” T-shirts worn by Jimmy Button in IFMA video;
  • Don Emde Productions: The Daytona 200: The History of America’s Premier Motorcycle Race; a book autographed by Ed Kretz, Floyd Emde, Bobby Hill, Joe Leonard, Carroll Resweber, Skip Van Leeuwen, King Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Chris Carr and Don Emde, author;
  • MotoWear: 1 XL Jeremmy McGrath crew shirt;
  • Fox Racing: Jimmy Button jerseys;
  • Maier Manufacturing: pipe guards; hand guards
  • Troy Lee Design: 2 McGrath helmets; Chi Chi ball/Chrome design from San Diego; Jeremy’s choice (Bell Helmets is donating the helmets to Troy Lee);
  • Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Tallon Vohland: Thor pants and Jersey from Phoenix race;
  • Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Billy Payne: Thor pants and jersey from Phoenix Race;
  • Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Shae Bentley: Thor pants and jersey from Phoenix race;
  • Bill’s Pipes and Suzuki’s David Pingree: autographed AXO pants and jersey from Phoenix race;
  • Team Suzuki’s Damon Huffman: autographed Thor pants from Phoenix race;
  • Team Suzuki’s Greg Albertyn: autographed Thor jersey;
  • Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki’s John Dowd: N Fear pants from Phoenix race;
  • Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael: Fox pants from Phoenix race; Alpine Star Tech 8’s from Phoenix race;
  • Former World Champion Bobby Moore: 1994 World Champion Chesterfield helmet;
  • Jeff Vandy: 2 VIP suite tickets for EA Sports Atlanta Supercross (includes buffet dinner and beverages);
  • Mike Maximenko: Keith Bowen jersey;
  • Derek Giest: jersey worn by Jimmy Button at age 10 while riding 60s;
  • Dave Lowe: LBZ pants, Fox pants, Flesh Gear jersey;
  • Barry Peterson: autographed jerseys of top mountain bike racer, Marla Streb;
  • Cycle News: giant 30 x 40 inch cover shot from Cycle News’ (Issue #1, January 6, 2000) Supercross Preview issue featuring Jeremy McGrath. The cover, mounted on half inch gatorboard, will be authographed by Jeremy McGrath;
  • AGV Sport: autographed set of Mat Mladin’s leathers, worn during his AMA Superbike National Championship season year;
  • Chaparral Motorsports: two framed and autographed Men in Blue posters; two framed 1998 Supercross Championship posters, also autographed.