Tuesday, October 4, 2011

AMA Road Racing: '11 XR1200 Champ Chris Fillmore Pegged to be Grand Marshall at Ride For Children Event

Chris Fillmore to Serve as Grand Marshal for 17th Annual Bruce Rossmeyer Ride for Children

Eustis, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2011) - Lending their support to this year's Bruce Rossmeyer Ride for Children, a fundraiser for Camp Boggy Creek, will be Grand Marshals: Actor Mark Boone, Jr. from the hit television series Sons of Anarchy; Chris Fillmore, professional road racer and the 2011 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR 1200 Series National Champion; and Will Barclay, winner of the 2011 Hoka Hey Challenge, a grueling 10,000 mile race across the 48 contiguous states. They will be joined by radio personalities the Monsters in the Morning from Real Radio and WHOG's Frank Scott who has participated in every Ride for Children since the first one in 1995.

New this year is an invitation to ALL motorcyclists to participate in what has traditionally been an event drawing Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Organizers are expanding the invitation to inform an even larger audience about the mission of Camp Boggy Creek.

Said Mandy Rossmeyer Campbell, Bruce Rossmeyer's daughter, "My Dad loved Camp and these kids and it's our job now to be sure that they continue to get the support they need and that we identify new families and kids who could be coming to Camp at no charge."

Chris Fillmore shows off his hardware after winning the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Championship at the season finale at NJMP.  AMA Pro Road Racing photo by Brian J. Nelson.

The 17th Annual Bruce Rossmeyer Ride for Children takes place on Sunday, October 9th, departing from Destination Daytona, in Daytona Beach, FL at 10:00 a.m. and arriving at Camp Boggy Creek. Riders can register in advance or on the day of the ride beginning at 6:30 a.m. Once at Camp, riders will enjoy lunch, entertainment and both live and silent auctions. This is the largest single annual fundraiser each year for Camp and all motorcyclists are welcome. For more information or to register, visit www.rideforchildren.com.

About Camp Boggy Creek

Camp Boggy Creek, a year-round camp for seriously ill children ages 7-16, is located on 232 acres in Lake County Florida. The Camp allows children whose lives have been a series of medical procedures and hospital stays to enjoy a camp experience as just a "kid." Camp is solely supported by donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and heath care partners and there is never a charge to seriously ill children or their families to attend camp programs. Since opening in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has served over 50,000 children and families and is a member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps and the American Camping Association. Learn more by visiting www.BoggyCreek.org .

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com

For additional information contact:
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com

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