Help our Quad Riders get to the ATV MX Nationals

Help our Quad Riders get to the ATV MX Nationals

Author: Media/Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Categories: State News

On Behalf of our local Junior Dirt Track club, Mike Hatchers on the Gold Coast , we, as a group, are running a fundraiser helping families give their talented kids a chance to compete at the Australian ATV Motocross Championships, which is being held in Alice Springs August 22 and 23.

We have six riders at the club all competing for a championship:


These juniors will also have the chance of winning the perpetual Kangaroo Kid award which has kindly been donated by the legendary Matt Coulter.  Last year’s winner was Elouise Pound .

Our fundraiser has set out goals in which we are currently achieving, which include:

* pay for all presentation dinner tickets of the immediate family members of the kids racing. ($500)
* pay for all accommodation for 21 people in a selected cabin park ($2750)
* pay for fuel costs for the Austin Pastoral truck taking our quads to the titles, which kindly donated to us, but we feel we should give him money at least for fuel ($2000)
* the last one try to help families with expenses, 5 x $3000 for flights on average.

As you can see we have a lot of money to raise, in so little time. It would be great to give these talented kids every chance of winning and representing Queensland and the Gold Coast. We Did this last year and were very successful in raising $10,000 , and six of our Junior Quad Riders travelled to Victoria and competed in the annual event down there.

Any help financially would be greatly appreciated. Here are a couple of fundraiser activities we have arranged so far:

We had a very successful day at Moto Solutions in Labrador , where we held a BBQ and Bike and car wash , we had raffles and giveaways also.


A BBQ at BCF Nerang and Oxenford as well as Woolworths at Coomera:


Along with doing all this we also went up to Caboolture show and promoted Hatchers junior quads along with the monster trucks Australia Promotions team just recently:


Between all this our Junior quad riders have been doing some MX Practice at the local Stanmore JMC and Qld Moto Park with seven year olds Meekah Wright (Left ) and Tilly Austin (Right ):


On July 12 we are hosting an Enduro race involving go karts, with the help of Ian and Jeff at Xtreme Karting on the Gold coast .
we have 20 karts and 40 drivers, all racing in a bid to help us raise nearly $1000.
 And then on July 19 we are hosting a Family Fun day, with the help of Motorcycling Queensland, full of rides, entertainment, safety awareness and riding / racing bikes and quads. This event is also in a bid to further help raise funds.
Then of Course we wrap up our fundraiser In August with the draw of our major raffle, with over $5000 in prizes donated by our awesome community in South East Queensland. Tickets are $5 each. Prizes include:
2×$200 mechanical vouchers
2×$200 lawn/cleaning vouchers
$ 50 maccas voucher
Marissa's voucher
2x $100 fuel cards

See attached documents for details of these events and raffle.

We have also had freight company Austin Pastoral, donate a truck to take all our kids quads to Alice Springs and back, free of charge, saving us a huge $7500.

This will be stickered up with the logos of everyone that has helped us this year, including a huge Hatchers sign.

Smokin Stainless have been kind enough to to sponsor all six rider entries for the championships.
This has been very stressful but enjoyable at the same time, and we could not have done this without the help of Mike Hatchers JMC and Motorcycling Queensland.

With the assistance of the amazing Mike Findlay, the Hatchers Club President, and Michael Brown, Events Officer for MQ, we have been able to publicly promote and showcase our Junior Quad Riders, which has further built their profile and is helping us grow in numbers.

In three years we have grown from two junior quads to 21 junior quads, and it’s getting bigger each club day.

I would love to mention everyone that has helped us and sponsoring our Fundraiser for 2015:

Mike Hatchers JMC
Motorcycling Qld
Austin Pastoral
Polaris Australia
East Coast Powersports
Moto Solutions
Shark Leathers
King Springs
BCF Nerang
BCF Oxenford
Masters Hardware Nerang
Coles Nerang
Target Robina
Hawesy Mechanical
Vellas Painting Services
Tivoli Drive-in
Gold Coast DJ Entertainment
Dave Kellett Motorcycling engineering
Annies Cafe Pimpama
Mooloolaba Fishing Charters
Xtreme karting Gold Coast

Sandersons Body Repairs

Smokin Stainless
Lang Group

The Odd Work Trade
Made by Marissa
Mc Donalds Stayplton
Coomera Woolworths
Mitre 10 Beenleigh
KC’s Fireworks
Monster Truck Promotions Aus

We can't thank them enough. We Still are a long way from our target, so please help us get the funds we need to help our uniors represent Queensland.


Shannon Wright

Mike Hatcher Junior Quads



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