Back in 1993, NFL Hall of Famer and Superbowl MVP Steve Young founded the Forever Young Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps children facing significant physical, emotional and financial challenges.
And one fundraiser that has been a huge supporting factor for the Forever Young Foundation is the Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic golf tournament held each year in sunny California.
And to assist the tournament, Zero Motorcycles donated a Zero DS worth over $10,000 to the Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic, which was recently held at the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.
Players were invited to enter a "chipping" contest before the the seventh edition of the golf tournament began. Zero reports that 90 participants entered, and the chipping contest came down to a four-way tie.
To break the tie, the tournament held a chipping contest playoff, which was won by Steve Strawbridge, Vice President of Merchandising for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
And with that win came the Zero DS electric Motorcycle. earned the best score in the playoff and won himself the high-performance motorcycle.
Abe Askenazi (Chief Technology Officer for Zero Motorcycles) says: "Zero Motorcycles is very proud to be able to support the efforts of this amazing organization, its staff, its volunteers and its founders.
"Steve Young and Jerry Rice have become celebrity fixtures in the Bay Area and their wholehearted community outreach speaks volumes. As a corporate neighbor and progressive company, we believe we have a responsibility to support worthwhile organizations like the Forever Young Foundation. We are thrilled that our small gift helped raise much needed money that can be used to affect children's lives in a positive way."
Sterling Tanner (President of the Forever Young Foundation) says: "It was wonderful to have Zero participate as a generous sponsor of our Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic. This is a very high-end event with donations ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 and so to have Zero give away such a valuable prize was a perfect fit.
"The motorcycle was a big hit with our guests and it certainly created a lot of excitement when they realized that one of them would be taking it home. We appreciate Zero's commitment to giving back and helping us to bless the lives of Bay Area children."
Forever Young Foundation primarily focuses its efforts on helping children in Northern California, Arizona, Utah, and Ghana, Africa.