Carlsbad, CA – June 18, 2008 – King of Vert Jamie Bestwick, who is a five time X Games Gold Medalist, three time Dew Tour Champion and Athlete of the Year (Nora Cup), has joined forces with his sponsors, etnies, Levi’s, Monster Energy, Boost Mobile, Bell Helmets and The Athlete Recovery Fund to help raise awareness as well as monetary donations for the Stephen Murray Family Fund. The fund was established on behalf of injured BMX athlete Stephen Murray, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury while competing in 2007’s Panasonic Open. The Athlete Recovery Fund was created to assist injured action sports athletes, such as Murray, with charitable medical and educational assistance.
Bestwick, along with System Bicycle Supply and his sponsors, will be auctioning seven one-of–a-kind bikes each signed by Bestwick. Each BMX bike will be ridden by Bestwick at various competitions throughout the summer beginning with the Panasonic Open June 19-22 in Baltimore, Maryland. The other competitions include all five stops of the AST Dew Tour, X Games 14 and the LG World Championships.