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AMA: AMA clubs, promoters raise more than $3.2 million in 1999

21 April 2000

Posted By Terry Callahan
Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- In the process of producing more than 3,300 motorcycling events in 1999, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)-chartered clubs and promoters raised more than $3.2 million for charitable organizations.

Each year, many AMA-chartered clubs and promoters submit year-end reports to the AMA on their charitable contributions. Of the documented $3.2 million total, which does not include the contributions of clubs and promoters who didn't send in reports, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States was once again the leader, garnering more than $1.9 million last year -- a $400,000 increase from '98.

Other AMA clubs and promoting affiliates that raised substantial amounts for charities last year include the March of Dimes-St. Louis Motorcycle Club, which raised $145,000, and cracked the top-10 list of fundraising clubs for the first time; the Chapter IX of the Blue Knights New Jersey Chapter, which raised $62,000; and the Motorcycle Miracle Tour, based out of Montgomery, Penn, which raised $60,000.

Below are the top-10 clubs and promoters who raised the most money for charities in 1999:

Club name Club location Donation

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Asheville, NC $1,900,000
March of Dimes-St. Louis Motorcycle Club Saint Louis, MO $145,000
Chapter IX of the Blue Knights Landing, NJ $62,000
Motorcycle Miracle Tour Montgomery, PA $60,000
Brothers of the Wheel Madison, WV $50,000
Moving Violations Motorcycle Club Jamaica Plain, MA $40,000
Merrimack Valley Trail Riders Bedford, NH $40,000
Elstonville Sportsman Motorcycle Club Manheim, PA $34,000
Blocker Enterprises Inc. Parryville, PA $34,000

Text provided by Mary Hurley

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