Nov 17, 2010
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An eBay auction of these one-of-a-kind race leathers topped $3,000 for the PBTF.
An eBay auction of Roger Lee Hayden's signed leathers from this year's Moto2 race at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP recently raised $3,050 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ® (PBTF).
The racing suit features Kevin Schwantz's retired number, 34, as well as the PBTF's Ride for KidsÂ® logo. The winning bidder was Darcey Shaw, a Honda dealer and frequent Schwantz School participant from Regina, Saskatchewan. The auction was limited to American bidders, so a friend in the United States kindly bid on Shaw's behalf.
"Although the leathers may never fit me, the money is going to an incredible cause to help kids with brain tumors," Shaw said. "Helping the kids, and getting a special keepsake from another great experience at the Schwantz School is something you can't put a price on and feels very rewarding!"
Hayden and Schwantz were part of American Honda's wildcard Moto2 entry to showcase the Moriwaki MD600. The Honda Riders Club of America is the presenting sponsor of the Ride for KidsÂ® program, and the Moto2 team was another example of Honda's efforts to raise worldwide awareness about childhood brain tumors. Many thanks to Alpinestars for donating the custom-made suit for the race and auction.
"The Honda Moto2 promotion was an incredible opportunity for us to reach a global audience with our message, and another example of Honda's continuous effort to support the Ride for KidsÂ® program," said Kyle Clack, Ride for KidsÂ® National Director. "Thank you to everyone involved in this project for their generous support of our mission to cure childhood brain tumors."
About the PBTF Ride for KidsÂ®
Ride for KidsÂ® supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ® (PBTF) by funding medical research and family support programs. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Honda Riders Club of America, and our national insurance sponsor, GEICO. Go to or call 800-253-6530 to learn more.