Support Brett "Mad Dog" Banasiewicz at the Recon Tour Finals Oct 6th

San Diego, CA (September 12, 2012) - Brett Banasiewicz crashed during practice on a 720 at the LXVI BMX Invitational presented by Vans in Virginia Beach, Va. on August 23. He was placed in a medically induced coma to control bleeding and swelling on his brain, and while he is no longer medicated, he remains only semi conscious. Earlier in the year, Banasiewicz had signed up for the Athlete Recovery Fund's Medjet Membership program, meaning medical transportation was completely covered on Monday September 24th when he was moved to one of the nation’s best rehab facilities for Traumatic Brain Injury.

A fundraiser will be hosted at the final round of the Recon Tour on October 6th at the Krause Family Skatepark / Mission Valley YMCA. Competitors and attendees can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of two complete MirraCo bikes, and prizes from Monster Energy, Hookit, SPY, Pant Saggin Designz, Bell Helmets and more. Come out and support Brett and his recovery.

100% of the proceeds will be donated to support Brett’s recovery.

"Brett has been in our thoughts over the past few weeks and we're just relieved he's on a path to recovery.” Said Scott Tilton, CEO of Hookit. “This fundraiser is the least we all can do to offer some additional support in his journey to a full recovery."

”It’s very encouraging to see how the BMX family comes together to help injured riders in a time of need.” said Aaron Cooke, Executive Director / President of the Athlete Recovery Fund. “Athlete Recovery Fund will be on site to assist with the raffle and to support the Recon Tour at its final stop. We look forward to seeing everyone there!”

For more information on the Recon tour finals visit: If you would like to donate prizes for the raffle, please contact Robby Burleson at 888-874-3374 ext. 103 or [email protected].

Want to show support but unable to make it out to the event? Share a positive message directly on Brett’s facebook wall: or tweet him @imaddog9. Every encouraging message makes a difference.

About the Recon Tour

The Recon Tour is presented by Monster Army and is a southern California-based, three stop BMX contest series. Tour stops include Aug. 4th at Escondido Sports Center (Escondido, CA), September 8th at Aura Skatepark (Vista, CA) and October 6th at Mission Valley YMCA / Krause Family Skatepark (San Diego, CA). The Recon Tour’s mission is to provide a better platform for BMX riders of all ages and abilities to compete and showcase their talent. For more information, visit, or on Twitter @recontour.

About Athlete Recovery Fund

Athlete Recovery Fund Mission Statement: To provide professional athletes in BMX, FMX and Skateboarding with financial support after a severe injury and granting funds for rehabilitation, equipment, long-term disability and educational scholarships.

About Monster Army

Monster Army is a legion of athletes and fans that represent the Monster Energy brand all over the world. Join pros like Scotty Cranmer, Jamie Bestwick, Ryan Villopoto, Danny Kass and Rob Dyrdek and get insider access to the Monster Energy lifestyle - Athletes, Support, News, Music, Contests and Events. For more info, visit

About Hookit

Hookit is an online and mobile app for sports. We exist to support the athletes. Our tools keep you connected to the friends you session with and your favorite spots, events, brands, products and shops – Available on your iPhone, Android or

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