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Andy Bell at Big Air Kid's Fair TODAY

Sep 8 2010 / Wednesday

Big Air Kids FairPhoto via TW Motocross

8th Annual Big Air Kid’s Fair at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital is on!
On Wednesday, September 8th, motorcycles will be backflipping through the air in front of Loma Linda Children’s Hospital as the world’s best freestyle motocross riders put on a private show for the hospital’s young patients and their families. X-Games Gold Medalists Ronnie Renner and Tommy Clowers will be joined by high flying Myles Richmond and Destin Cantrell as the four TNT Action Sports athletes perform a heart-stopping array of tricks over a 75 foot ramp-to-ramp gap, to the delight of the hundreds of patients and family members gathered outside and behind the glass at the second story viewing area.

Scheduling conflicts back in January threatened to derail the popular event, but the 8th Annual Big Air Kid’s Fair is shaping up to be the best one yet! Following the freestyle demo, those four riders will be joined by an all-star line-up of visiting motocross racers and extreme sports athletes and split into two groups. The two groups will then spend the afternoon touring the hospital, signing autographs and passing out shirts, hats, pajamas, DVDs and other goodies donated by their sponsors and other motorcycle industry companies.

Some of the celebrity guests confirmed are X-Games medalist and truck racing champion, Ricky James, who will have his race truck on display between the jump ramps; Co-star of the hit MTV show “Nitro Circus”, Andy Bell; Seven-time AMA Supercross Champion, Jeremy McGrath, multi-time Women’s Amateur Champion, Sarah Price and newly-crowned Australian Pro Lites Champion, PJ Larsen.

In addition, Ed Wilson of Fire & Police MX, will be donating 10 Wii game consoles to the Marty Moates Shining Star Fund. Each year, the fund requests a "wish list" from the hospital staff, consisting of items that will bring happiness to the patients and families, but fall outside the hospitals prioritized budget restraints. Buying frivolous stuff for sick may be low priority to the bean counters, because that's their job, but I know our old friend Marty is giving us two thumbs up from somewhere.


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