With the 2014 SNORE Battle at Primm off-road race happening near Stateline, Nevada in just one week, Fast-Aid and Race for the Wounded have teamed up with Green Army Motorsports to honor a Wounded Combat Veteran by having him ride with off-road racing prodigy, Justin Davis. Riding with Justin will be Retired US Army Sergeant Alex Cruz. Alex served as a crew chief in the 101st Airborne Division on Apache Longbow helicopters and was deployed to Afganistan twice during his five years of service. In 2013, Alex was medically discharged due to injuries sustained in combat. Alex is currently pursuing his helicopter pilot license and hopes to fly chase helicopters for race teams in Baja in the future.
“I’ve played in numerous charity tournaments over the years, but being that this was the first tournament I had coordinated and the first golf tournament for Fast-Aid, I had no idea what to expect. The response was overwhelming” said Jared Tetzlaff, President of the organization. (Pictured to the left).
Nearly two weeks before the tournament, all but the title sponsor spot had been spoken for and the tournament was nearly sold out.
MESA, AZ – Happy New Year from all of us at FAST-Aid! 2012 was a busy year taking care of racers and non-profit business needs. We are excited for 2013 including the continued success of FAST-Aid and added participation programs that we hope you will join.
During the 2012 calendar year, FAST-Aid assisted 7 different approved applications for individuals who were in financial need due to race related accidents. Without this assistance these individuals would have had no way to pay medical bills and household expenses during their recovery.
Also in 2012, the Board of Directors of FAST-Aid completed a nearly 3 year application process with the IRS to be a fully approved 501(c)3 organization.
There has been a lot of negative press for off-road racing in general after the recent accident at the MDR California 200, but the off-road industry has rallied after the accident to help raise money for the families of casualties and those injured at the race.
According to Fast Aid, a non-profit agency set up in 2009 to aid injured racers and families affected by off-road accidents, the off-road community has banned together to raise over $107,000 within one week, though they are still working toward a goal of $75,000+ away from reaching their estimated needed to assist those affected by the accident.