(St. Petersburg, FL – 11/30/07) Profile racing is proud to announce an auction of a historic BMX Freestyle frame, fork, handlebars, and padset to benefit a historic BMX rider, Jimmy Levan, who recently suffered a severe injury.
According to Sandy Carson, Jimmy has been progressing pretty well since he came out his coma last week and sounds better each time she talks to him on the phone. He has been transferred from the ICU at Morristown Memorial Hospital to the JFK Brain Rehabilitation Institute and is up, shuffling around and piecing his memory back together. It’ll be a long road to recovery but she adds that he is lucky to be in the best rehab center for his injuries and has great friends behind him.
The bad news is that Jimmy’s insurance WILL NOT cover his rehab program which he just checked into. The estimated total of the rehab bills is at least $70,000 and that’s coming out of his family’s pocket.
To benefit Jimmy, Profile Racing is auctioning off a New, Old Stock circa 1985 Profile ProStyler Frame, Fork, Ladder Handlebars (still with original warranty card), Padset (still in original packaging), and old style Profile polished seat post clamp.
The Frame and Fork are unfinished, so you can paint them any color you wish. We recently bead-blasted the frame and fork, meaning they are completely clean and ready for paint. The Ladder handlebars are painted in the original Green color with original stickers. The pad set contains crossbar, frame, and stem pads, all with Profile ProStyler logos, and is still in the original Flite sealed plastic bag. The seatpost clamp is a Profile old-style single bolt 1″ polished aluminum seat post clamp.
These are original twenty plus year old parts that have been in our old warehouse waiting to see the light of day again. We will include a certificate of authenticity for the winner of this auction. All proceeds from this auction will go to Jimmy and his family to aid in his recovery.
Pictures are located at the ebay auction or at http://profileracing.com/news_full.php?id=636
For more information please contact Profile’s webmaster, Christian Henrich at 727-391-7170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.