We would like to introduce the Ryan Patterson Motocross Foundation Inc.– RPM, 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit organization- tax id # upon request. This foundation is dedicated to help teach and inspire the kids of motocross. Our goal with RPM is to provide the kids with schooling, nutrition, protective gear, and bike equipment so they can reach their fullest potential on the track. This foundation was started by Mark & Michele Patterson (Ryan’s brother & sister-in-law) because of Ryan Patterson’s passion for motocross and his dedication in helping young motocrossers.
About Ryan – Why the Foundation was started
Ryan was 3 years old when he got his first bike and started riding. After that, the racing began for him. He was a great kid growing up and lived to ride and race. He was always at the pits and tracks riding and giving out advise and tips to the younger riders. Ryan was well known at all the District 6 race tracks in the tri- state area.
On November 3, 2011 Ryan and his mother were murdered in their home in Hammonton NJ. With this tragedy and Ryan’s passion for motocross, we could keep his spirit alive on the race track and give back to the kids of motocross. We decided to start the Ryan Patterson Motocross Foundation – RPM. The Goal of RPM is to inspire, teach and guide the” up and coming” young motocross kids reach their goals and dreams, as well as trying to get new kids involved in our sport.
RPM will be hosting a motocross school. Alan from Blue Diamond MX Park in Delaware is donating the use of his track for RPM to hold motocross classes for the young riders. Local pro- riders, motocross schools & training facilities are involved with RPM to be instructors. They are all willing to donate their time in helping us with this great cause and mentor younger kids. This keeps our sport alive for the future motocrossers. Some youth riders do not have the opportunity to attend a school to learn and receive help and tips from their peers. Schooling is important and anything the riders can learn from the pros will let them excel in their own class of racing. RPM will pick approximately 30 youth riders for the school that will be held at BDMX. This will take place during the pro-am race, September 22-23 2012. Once we get this established, we would like to continue at other locations.
RPM Foundation, Inc.
Founders -Mark & Michele Patterson
Event Director’s – Jolene Jenkins & John Thomas
MX Instructor – Brian Carroll