The Road 2 Recovery Foundation

Road 2

The Foundation

The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is dedicated to helping professional AMA licensed professional motocross/supercross members with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families.

Our goal of Road 2 Recovery would be to become large enough to completely provide for a rider for the duration of their life if they are unable to ever generate revenue again. We can strive towards this goal with the help of everyone in the motocross community who is passionate about this sport. The Road 2 Recovery is out there to make our sport a better safer place.

Meet the Staff

There are numerous people who donate their time, effort and talents to make Road 2 Recovery a success. The following is a list of our Board of Directors. Some of them are well-known in the motorcycle industry. Others you may not have heard of before. All are greatly appreciated.

Bob Moore, Chairman/Founder

Bob was the 1994 World 125cc Motocross Champion and the 1985 125cc West Supercross Champion. After retiring from professional racing, Bob managed the FMF professional motocross team. Since 1999, Bob has been a sports agent representing many of the top professional riders. He currently works for WMG Management, an athlete representation and marketing agency. Bob is married and has two boys. Bob founded Road 2 Recovery in 2000.

Bob Walker, President/Co-Founder

Bob has worked in the sports marketing industry for the past eighteen years. His work has included working for NBC Sports, The Olympics, PGA and Senior PGA Tour events and numerous sports marketing consulting projects for corporations and special events. Bob oversaw the annual fundraisers for both the Mike Utley Foundation and the Royce Clayton Family Foundation for many years. He is currently President of Connexions Sports & Entertainment. Bob co-founded The Road2Recovery Foundation with Bob Moore and Jimmy Button in 2000. Bob grew up racing motocross, is married and has two boys that he enjoys riding motocross with.

Jimmy Button, Vice-President /Co-Founder

Jimmy was a former professional motocross/supercross rider for Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki prior to an accident in 2000 that forced him to retire. After being in the industry for more than twenty years, Jimmy looked nowhere else but his community to devote his time. In late 2000, Jimmy helped found R2R with Bob Moore and Bob Walker which arose in response to Jimmy’s life changing injuries. In 2001, Jimmy co-founded Action Sports Management , ASM where he began the job of representing professional riders in all aspects of motorcycling. Today Jimmy is Executive Director of WMG Management and manages many of the world’s top motocross and freestyle motocross riders as well as developing amateur riders.

Charles Baldwin, Director

Chuck has been involved in motocross for most of his life, from working at a local shop for a number of years to spending most of his weekends racing within district 15. Now working in the Pharmaceutical industry, Chuck has made a point to give back to the sport that has brought him so many great memories and friends. Recently organizing the Indianapolis go-karting race during the supercross series, Chuck has shown his commitment to helping all those who compete in this great sport.

Keith McCarty, Director

Rodger DeCoster, Director

Tom McGovern, Director

Bill Savino, Director

Max Steffens, Director

Brian Orton, Financial Director

Brian is a Seattle-based investment advisor with Kibble & Prentice, a mid-sized financial services corporation focused on all aspects of wealth management. Brian has over 17 years experience working with high net worth individuals, families, athletes, corporations, and celebrities in investment management – and has considerable experience with disability insurance planning. Many of Brian’s clients are factory-level professional motorcycle racers in both supercross/motocross as well as road racing.

Brian is himself a rider and a racer, and grew up on motorcycles. He not only enjoys motocross and enduro, he also races supermoto and road race events in the Northwest. He is co-owner and a lead instructor for 2Fast Motorcycle Track Days & Instruction, and is also co-owner of “Seattle 100 Racing” – a motorcycle road race team that helps promote the annual “Seattle 100” fundraiser Brian started in 1999. All proceeds of the Seattle 100 are given to The NephCure Foundation, a successful not-for-profit foundation Brian co-founded in 1999 when his son was diagnosed with kidney disease.

Dr. Steve Augustine, Medical Director

Dr. Augustine is the on-site track physician working with Road 2 Recovery. He is the first physician to cover the Outdoor MX Nationals and was at every round in 2001 with the help of Road 2 Recovery. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. He attended medical school at Ohio University and completed his residency training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed fellowships in both sports medicine and shoulder/knee reconstruction at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.

Dr. Augustine has been riding and racing motorcycles all of his life and understands the sport and the racer as an athlete. He actively competes in the GNCC, FTR , Florida Trail Riders and SETRA , SouthEast Trail Riders Association enduro, motocross and hare scramble events. The combination of his sports medicine background and first hand knowledge of the sport makes him the perfect doctor for the Road 2 Recovery project of developing the on-site medical coverage program for the SX and MX events. He has been instrumental in the development of a medical advisory board for the sport and creating guidelines for the management of injuries at the races. He volunteers his time and expertise and many local and national events each year and performs injury research to improve the safety of the racers.

“Road 2 Recovery has allowed me to combine the two things I am most passionate about: motorcycle racing and sports medicine. It is real pleasure to be apart of group of individuals and a foundation that are committed to improving the level of medical care at the races and promote the safety and well-being of the racers. Everyone benefits from Road 2 Recovery’s efforts in someway and I look forward to helping the racers have a healthier career. We have made tremendous strides in improving the quality of care the racers receive at the races now as compared to the recent past, but further advancements must continue – such as implementing the mobile hospital unit – to achieve the level of care we are striving towards. I look forward to the future and what Road 2 Recovery will do for the sport. ”

Anita Button, Director of Operations

Anita has been involved in amateur and professional racing for over 30 years having attended nearly every race her son Jimmy was entered in from 1978 until 2000. Anita volunteered for the R2R since its inception, and has now joined the foundation full time since retiring from Qwest Communications, where she worked for 35 years as a Project Manager. Anita’s husband Jim Sr. has been in the motorcycle business for over 40 years, and continues to run a motorcycle dealership to this day.

Courtney Savage, Events Director

Jenny Coombs, Social Media Advisory Board Member

Davey Coombs, Advisory Council

Steve Hudson, Advisory Council
Steve “Chappy” Hudson, Advisory Council: calls Charlotte, North Carolina, home so that’s where you’ll find him when he’s not traveling the country to and from races. Over the last 10 years, he has been Race Chaplain at the Motocross and Supercross Nationals held all across the country. He holds prayer meetings/chapel services at all the races during the Rider’s Meetings and at various other times. He offers inspirational advice and fellowship through personal relationships which he develops through being all over the place at races. Steve has recently joined forces with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The association between FCA and his SXMX Ministry will enable him to broaden his ministry and provide follow-through opportunities to local race attendees.

Phil Wussow, Advisory Council
Phil is our Webmaster. He’s been a amateur motocross rider for many years and an avid fan of the sport. Phil’s full time occupation is a web designer who does website development and maintenance for many of the top motocross pros and motocross related organizations. He works for Primary Hub in Scottsdale, Arizona. Phil donates his time to Road 2 Recovery.

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