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PHILANTHROPY
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OC Motorsports and the Lusk Legacy Foundation

By Tina BorgattaPublished: August 01, 2009


It was a grand opening with a philanthropic twist: OC Motorsports celebrated the launch of its new off-road center on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa with a demonstration by freestyle motocross team Metal Mulisha and the presentation of a $5,000 donation to the Lusk Legacy Foundation.
   
The nonprofit was founded in memory of Metal Mulisha motocross rider Jeremy Lusk, who died in February from head injuries he received while competing in a motocross event in Costa Rica. The foundation aims to improve safety standards within the sport and offer support to riders and their families.
   
Among the safety goals the group is promoting: the mandatory use of neck braces; standards for weather and visibility conditions during events; a requirement that emergency medical technicians, a doctor and an air ambulance be on site during events; and technical standards for ramps and landings.
   
About 2,000 people turned out for the OC Motorsports event. The highlight of the day: a jump show by Metal Mulisha team members.


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