Just two weeks ago, the motocross world was welcomed to a little community in Tennessee as the sport celebrated its 40th Anniversary at the home of country legend Loretta Lynn. Hosted at Hurricane Mills, The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the premiere amateur motorsports competition in the world, located seven miles from the small town of Waverly, Tennessee, and Loretta Lynn herself is an American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Hall of Fame Inductee to the Class of 2021.
This past Saturday, August 21, the small community of Waverly was hit with severe weather, resulting in more than 17 inches of rainfall. Severe flooding that left a path of death, injury and destruction, unwitnessed before in the history of central Tennessee. In a matter of hours, the lives of every resident of the community of Waverly would be adversely impacted, with more than 20 deaths and an equal number of residents still missing.
MX Sports, organizer of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Ranch, has placed a Call to Action to our sport, our athletes and the motorcycle industry as a whole, to join us in a charitable fundraising program to support the community of Waverly. It is our goal to develop a meaningful outreach plan to provide financial and operational assistance to the community of Waverly and its citizens and to those who have suffered life-changing losses as a result of this tragedy.
This program, Racers 4 Waverly, will benefit members of the Waverly community as a whole, including local residents who have been actively engaged with the event. The program will be collectively coordinated through our sport’s official charity, the Road 2 Recovery Foundation.
"Each summer, when the sport of motocross descends upon the small town of Waverly, we’re welcomed as valued guests. This summer, the Racers 4 Waverly motocross community outreach effort gives us all a chance to say ‘thank you!’ to these wonderful folks at a time when meaningful help is most critically needed," said MX Sports Event Director Tim Cotter. "Your generous contributions will not only ease the pain and burden on this community but will testify that the motorcycle racing community is organized, grateful and compassionate.
"In the days and weeks to come there will be additional support needed as the town continues to rebuild. We will continue to provide information on ways in which you can help. As you can imagine, a natural disaster of this magnitude will take many months and maybe years to recover from, and our continued support will be necessary as the townspeople of Waverly work to rebuild their lives and town."
Here’s how you can help — Donate MONEY to Racers 4 Waverly online at:
Donate PRODUCT to be auctioned by Road 2 Recovery for the benefit of Waverly by contacting Road 2 Recovery at:
email@example.com or calling (619) 339-5671