Steve Young, Jerry Rice, and Zero Motorcycles Raise Money for Charity

zero_motorcycle_dsSteve Young and Jerry Rice had been been hosting the Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic for 7 years to raise money for various foundations. This year they got a little extra help from Zero Motorcycles, who donated a Zero DS to the cause.

The Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic, a golf tournament, is the primary fundraiser for a host of programs supported by the Forever Young Foundation.

“Zero Motorcycles is very proud to be able to support the efforts of this amazing organization, its staff, its volunteers and its founders,” said Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer for Zero Motorcycles. “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.”

The Forever Young Foundation was founded in 1993 by NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young. The orginazation helps children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Funds raised from the Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic and other events will provide children with academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities.

“It was wonderful to have Zero participate as a generous sponsor of our Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic,” said Sterling Tanner, President of the Forever Young Foundation. “This is a very high-end event with donations ranging from $25,000 to id=”mce_marker”00,000 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.”

Steve Strawbridge, Vice President of Merchandising for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, won the Zero DS after a chipping contest during the Steve Young/Jerry Rice Bay Area Classic.