Nearly $85,000 Raised at the 6th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day!

Nearly $85,000 Raised at the 6th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day!

The 6th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day event presented by KTM, FMF Racing and RockyMountain ATV/MC brought over 700 supporters together on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. The Ride Day event attendees and supporters raised nearly $85,000 to Protect and Support the Lives of Off-Road Riders! See photos, video and read more here.

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The Kurt Caselli Foundation Presents Riders 1st Responders Training Course 

The Kurt Caselli Foundation Presents Riders 1st Responders Training Course 

The Kurt Caselli Foundation (KCF) is proud to announce the Foundation’s first open registration for a First Aid/CPR certification and training course with instruction from Life Goes On at Fox Racing’s headquarters in Irvine, California. The course will take place from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 16th with a catered lunch.

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3 DAYS left to apply or re-apply for the Kurt Caselli Scholarship!

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WE WANT YOU!

TEMECULA, CA (MAY 22, 2018) — Next week the Kurt Caselli Foundation (KCF) will be sitting down to select the recipient of the Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship for the 2018 Fall semester. The last day to apply for the Fall 2018 Scholarship is Friday, May 25th, 2018. Now is the time to apply for the Scholarship, visit www.KurtCaselli.com/Scholarship  to start your application. It's free and easy to apply!

Did you previously apply for the Kurt Caselli Scholarship in past semesters? You may re-apply! We have so many qualified candidates, sometimes it's hard to pick just one per semester. (Note: We will not go through dated applications unless otherwise noted.) Please email Lindsey@KurtCaselli.com with any Scholarship application questions, concerns or issues.

  Brendan Crow, Photo by Mark Kariya

Brendan Crow, Photo by Mark Kariya

Last year at the Kurt Caselli Ride Day, the Foundation awarded Brendan Crow the Spring 2018 Scholarship which will support him in his journey to earning a Bachelor's in Cyber Security at CSU San Bernardino. Brendan is an expert/Pro rider, AMA District 37 Officer, and his 2018 plans include racing the AMA ISDE West Qualifier Series, D37 Enduro Series, select D37 Desert and Grand Prix Series events as well as some REM events. Earlier in 2017, the KCF awarded Colorado State University student Luke Bender the Fall 2017 Scholarship to assist him in his major of Construction Management. Luke is very involved with various CSU programs including the mountain bike team, the United States Green Building Council Club and CM Cares. With CM Cares, Luke donates his time alongside other construction management majors to help people in the community with construction projects that they have such as handicap access to their homes. You can find Luke racing AA Pro in the Rocky Mountain Enduro series, Colorado Off-Road Championship series and select EnduroCross Series events.

Our mission is protecting and supporting the lives of off-road riders. The Kurt Caselli Scholarship will support one current or former racer with a scholarship gift of $2,500 for the upcoming Spring 2018 semester. We are looking for applicants who embody perseverance, integrity, generosity, commitment, humility, and professionalism-all the same character traits that Kurt Caselli exemplified on and off the motorcycle.

Eligibility:

  • At least 2 years racing experience
  • Between 18-35 years of age
  • A legal US resident
  • Acceptance and successful completion of at least one semester of ongoing schooling (at any accredited school)
  • Willingness to be present to receive the scholarship award
  • Commitment to attend at least one future safety event with the Kurt Caselli Foundation

 

How to Apply:

Candidates must submit the online scholarship application form at http://www.kurtcaselli.com/scholarship/ .

 

Award Amount:

$2,500 scholarship award will be given to the winning candidate.

 

Application Deadline:

The deadline for spring semester applications is May 25th, 2018. Recipients will be announced at the 5th Annual MotoDoffo event benefiting the Kurt Caselli Foundation . Application must be filled out in its entirety for acceptance.

 

For more information, please visit  http://www.kurtcaselli.com/scholarship/ 

Protecting and supporting the lives of off-road riders.

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Special Edition KTM 50 SX Dirt Bike to be Raffled Off at 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit at Doffo Winery

Temecula, Calif. - May 30, 2017 - Doffo Winery has partnered with Wilson CycleSports KTM of Murrieta, FMF Racing, GoPro, Torco and District 37 to produce a one-of-a-kind 2017 KTM 50 SX, to be raffled off at the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit, presented by SCORE International, on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Win This Bike!

Get your 2017 KTM 50 SX raffle tickets at KTM of Murrieta or Doffo Winery. 

 

In support of the annual fundraising event to benefit The Kurt Caselli Foundation and their mission to improve the safety of off-road racers, this one-off 2017 KTM 50 SX has been equipped with an FMF exhaust and custom Kurt Caselli Foundation graphics kit. Raffle tickets are $25 each and are limited to a total of 500, and are available for purchase at Wilson CycleSports KTM of Murrieta, at Doffo Winery, and during the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation event on June 17.

 

The drawing will take place at 4:00pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit at Doffo Winery. No presence is necessary to win, but the winner will be responsible for taxes and pick-up/delivery of the prize.

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit, set for Saturday, June 17th at Doffo Winery in Temecula, CA. Guests will be treated to live entertainment, a vendor row, raffles and auctions, kids activities, local food and beverages, and more. For more information visit www.kurtcaselli.com

 

The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of The Foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. While we understand the inherent elements of danger in this industry, we aim to help minimize this danger to the best of our ability. The foundation has a three-part mission that encompasses safety precautions for riders before, during, and after a racing career. The Kurt Caselli Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation. All donations made to The Foundation are tax deductible. Visit www.kurtcaselli.com for more information.  

 

About Doffo Wines: The Doffo Family’s philosophy has always been that good winemaking begins in the vineyard. The meticulous care and attention that Doffo Winery gives its grapes on a daily basis results in rich, intense wines that can be enjoyed immediately or aged for a special wine drinking experience. A unique feature of the beautiful Doffo grounds is the MotoBarrel Room that is home to barrel-aging wines and the MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection. Learn more at www.doffowines.com.

Doffo Winery to Host 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit

Temecula, Calif. - May 10, 2017 - Doffo Winery will host the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit, presented by SCORE International on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Doffo Winery has joined forces with Wilson Cycle Sports KTM of Murrieta, FMF Racing, GoPro, Klim, Torco and District 37 to help raise money for The Kurt Caselli Foundation and their mission to improve the safety of off-road racers.  

Now in its fourth year, Doffo Winery looks to build on a successful 2016 event where more than $35,000 was raised for The Kurt Caselli Foundation. This year’s event will once again feature the spectacular lineup of rare, vintage, and contemporary motorcycles from the MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection as well as from special guests and sponsors. Guests can enjoy a variety of attractions on the Doffo grounds, including lifestyle vendors, live music, activities for kids and more.  

Items donated by sponsors will be up for auction or raffled off, including a 2017 KTM 50 SX with The Kurt Caselli Foundation graphics and an FMF Exhaust. Tickets for the motorcycle raffle are now available at Wilson Cycle Sports KTM of Murrieta, Doffo Winery, and will be available at the event. See www.kurtcaselli.com for more details.  

 

“We are honored to host this event in support of The Kurt Caselli Foundation,” commented Damian Doffo, General Manager and Head Winemaker at DoffoWinery. “As riders, we are big proponents of rider safety and are amazed at the work that the Foundation is doing in the world of off-road racing. We couldn’t be happier to partner with them and the sponsors to put on this family event and help raise some money for a great cause.”

In addition to the motorcycle-related attractions, guests will be able to purchase food from local restaurants and beverages from Garage Brewing Co. and DoffoWines. Limited Edition tribute wines and wine packages from Doffo Winery are available online for pre-ordering and can be picked up at the event or shipped.

Tickets to the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Benefit can be pre-purchased online and can also be purchased at the gate on the day of the event. For more information visit www.kurtcaselli.com.

The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of The Foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. While we understand the inherent elements of danger in this industry, we aim to help minimize this danger to the best of our ability. The foundation has a three-part mission that encompasses safety precautions for riders before, during, and after a racing career. The Kurt Caselli Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation. All donations made to The Foundation are tax deductible. Visit www.kurtcaselli.com for more information.

About Doffo Wines: The Doffo Family’s philosophy has always been that good winemaking begins in the vineyard. The meticulous care and attention that Doffo Winery gives its grapes on a daily basis results in rich, intense wines that can be enjoyed immediately or aged for a special wine drinking experience. A unique feature of the beautiful Doffo grounds is the MotoBarrel Room that is home to barrel-aging wines and the MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection. Learn more at www.doffowines.com.

Fall 2017 Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching!

The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship Awards $2,500 Toward Higher Education

MURRIETA, Calif. – The Kurt Caselli Foundation (KCF) is just days away from the Fall 2017 Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship gift deadline of May 1st. Whether you are a current or former racer, this is your chance to further your education with assistance from the Foundation that was created in Kurt’s memory.

The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship was created to award gifts of $2,500 to two current or former racers who are currently enrolled in institutions of higher learning. The KCF is looking for applicants who embody perseverance, integrity, generosity, commitment, humility and professionalism – all the same character traits that Kurt Caselli exemplified on and off the motorcycle.

The deadline for fall semester applications is May 1, 2017 and recipients will be announced no later than June 30, 2017. The deadline for spring semester applications is November 1, 2017 and recipients will be announced no later than January 30, 2017. How to apply? Log onto www.KurtCaselli.com/scholarship to start the online application process. 

 Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship winner Starr Savage is currently focused on his graduation from SDSU this May and will soon return to racing various WORCS and Big 6 GP races while continuing towards graduate school.  Courtesy of Starr Savage, photo by Eric Rios

Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship winner Starr Savage is currently focused on his graduation from SDSU this May and will soon return to racing various WORCS and Big 6 GP races while continuing towards graduate school.

Courtesy of Starr Savage, photo by Eric Rios

In 2016, the Kurt Caselli Foundation selected Starr Savage and Rachel Gutish to receive The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship gifts. Fall 2016 recipient Starr will be graduating from San Diego State University in May with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Physical Therapy and will continue working at Rehab United Physical Therapy before applying for applying to graduate school. Currently, Starr is recovering from surgery on a torn ACL before he will return to racing various WORCS and Big 6 GP races. Spring 2017 recipient Rachel is racing GNCC, EnduroCross and various rounds of non-conflicting Full Gas Sprint Enduro series while she is attending DePauw University as a full time student. She is majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Pre-Law and Business Administration. Both Starr and Rachel show characteristics that remind the Foundation of Kurt’s devotion to the sport and importance of education. 

 Kurt Caselli Foundation Scholarship winner Rachel Gutish (left, 2nd place) on the podium at a recent GNCC race in North Carolina. Photo: Beth Latham

Kurt Caselli Foundation Scholarship winner Rachel Gutish (left, 2nd place) on the podium at a recent GNCC race in North Carolina. Photo: Beth Latham

For more information on The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship or to apply, please visit www.kurtcaselli.com/scholarship/.

The Kurt Caselli Foundation Announces Online Application for Memorial Scholarship

The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship Awards $2,500 Toward Higher Education

MURRIETA, Calif. (February 3, 2016) - The Kurt Caselli Foundation (KCF) is pleased to announce an all-new online application process for The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship through the www.kurtcaselli.com website.

 The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship was created to award gifts of $2,500 to two former racers who are currently enrolled in institutions of higher learning. The KCF is looking for applicants who embody perseverance, integrity, generosity, commitment, humility and professionalism – all the same character traits that Kurt Caselli exemplified on and off the motorcycle.

The deadline for fall semester applications is May 1, 2016 and recipients will be announced no later than June 30, 2016. The deadline for spring semester applications is November 1, 2016 and recipients will be announced no later than January 30, 2016.

The Kurt Caselli Foundation would like to congratulate Ryan James Green and Gregory Folkema for being selected as the first-ever recipients of The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship in 2015.

 For more information on The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship or to apply, please visit www.kurtcaselli.com/scholarship/.

Bell Helmets & The Kurt Caselli Foundation Announce Limited Edition Commemorative Helmets

Available Online Only October 1, All Proceeds From The 200 Limited Edition Moto-9 Will Benefit The Kurt Caselli Foundation

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (October 1, 2015) – Bell Helmets, an industry leader in innovative head protection, today debuted 200 limited edition Moto-9 helmets, honoring legendary off-road rider Kurt Caselli. All proceeds will go to The Kurt Caselli Foundation, which is focused on enhancing the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry.

“Kurt was a member of the Bell family and a great friend to many of us here. We are honored to offer this limited helmet in support of The Kurt Caselli Foundation, which shares our mission of advancing safety for riders,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets Vice President. “Kurt was truly a legend and this helmet is a celebration of his life and achievements.”

Kurt Caselli was an off-road motorcycle racer whose career included four Hare and Hound Championships, three WORCS championships, a completion of the 2010 Erzbergrodeo, winner of two stages of the 2013 Dakar Rally, multiple ISDE 6 Day gold medals and being named the AMA Sportsman of the Year in 2007. Caselli’s life was tragically cut short in an accident during the 2013 Baja 1000. Following the accident, The Kurt Caselli Foundation was launched with the mission of “protecting and supporting the lives of off-road motorcycle riders.” For more information about The Kurt Caselli Foundation, visit www.kurtcaselli.com.

“Kurt was a loyal Bell athlete, proud of his association with Bell and the company’s legacy of helmet safety innovations for more than 60 years,” said Kurt’s family, and also Kurt’s professional ties at The Kurt Caselli Foundation. “The commemorative helmet is a very special way to continue Kurt’s legacy, and helps further the cause of rider safety.”

The Moto-9 features Bell’s lightweight composite “Tri-Matrix” shell, as well as a Velocity Flow Ventilation system for maximum cooling. The limited edition commemorative Moto-9 will be available online only October 1 at www.bellhelmets.com.

Certification: Snell M2015, DOT

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

MSRP: $449.95

For more information on the helmet please visit www.bellhelmets.com.

About BELL

From humble beginnings in the garage of a 1950’s Southern California speed shop to the heads of champions in auto, motorcycle and bicycle competitions all over the world, Bell is synonymous with protection and progression. Part of BRG, Inc. and based in Scotts Valley, Calif., Bell is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of motorcycle and cycling helmets and accessories. Bell is online at www.bellhelmets.com.

KCF Race Report, National Hare & Hound Round 7 Panaca, NV

Pre-race course inspection, concussion baseline testing support racers

August 22, 2015 — The Kurt Caselli Foundation (KCF) was on hand at Round 7 of the AMA National Hare & Hound series in Panaca, NV, collecting valuable concussion baseline data from youth racers and providing pre-race course inspection and guidance.  

The event began early Friday morning with off-road legend Paul Krause completing the KCF’s mandatory pre-ride of the three-loop, 100-mile Hare & Hound course. Krause was able to inspect the entire race course-providing feedback to the hosting club about possible dangers and areas to improve course markings.

As sign-up opened for the increasingly numerous AMA Youth Hare & Hound racers, The KCF was set up to administer the King-Devick concussion baseline test to youth racers who have not yet received their baseline score. It’s important for participants to receive a baseline score so they can be evaluated after an impact if necessary. Sign-up proves an excellent time and place to capture as many young racers’, and their parents’, attention as possible.

The King-Devick Test is an objective remove-from-play sideline concussion-screening test that can be administered by parents and coaches in minutes. The King-Devick Test is an accurate and reliable method for identifying athletes with head trauma.  

At The Kurt Caselli Foundation, we believe we can create a safer environment for all of our youth racers by identifying concussions and mild traumatic brain injury early. Early detection from King-Devick test results can provide parents with valuable information to use, along with health care professionals, to determine proper treatment for their children and encouraging kids to receive proper treatment before returning to sport.

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The Kurt Caselli Foundation would like to thank the Silver State Trail Blazers, The NHHA and all of the Youth hare & hound parents for making it possible for us to drive forward our mission of Protecting And Supporting the Lives of Off-Road Riders.

 

2nd Annual MotoDoffo Kurt Caselli Foundation Fundraiser

Over 500 motorcycle enthusiasts made their way to the Doffo Winery in Temecula, California Saturday, March 30th for the 2nd Annual MotoDoffo Kurt Caselli Foundation Fundraiser.  

For this one-of-a-kind event guests were able to enjoy hundreds of the rare vintage motorcycles on display along side several modern bikes, including Kurt Caselli’s 2013 Dakar Rally bike and the recent Roland Sands Custom KC66 Tribute bike.  All while enjoying excellent wine, food, live music and special screenings of the excellent films; Caselli 66: Ride the DreamBaja 1000: The New Era of SCOREOn Any Sunday: The Next Chapter. Highlighting the day was a raffle, and live auction for incredible prizes from KCF foundation supporters.  

For the second year running, The Doffo Family produced a Limited Edition Kurt Caselli Tribute Wine, available for sale on-site, and even bottled a very special six liter “Quadruple Magnum” bottle of Doffo Rosso that sold at the live auction for $2,066.00.  The Second Edition Tribute Wine, which is a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, is still available for purchase on Doffo’s website or in their tasting room.

With over $16,000 raised, the day was a huge success for the Kurt Caselli Foundation. 

A special thanks goes out to The Doffo Family, everyone who worked so hard to make this event possible, and especially the attendees, without you, our mission of protecting and supporting the lives of off-road riders would not be possible. 

The Kurt Caselli Foundation Launches Concussion Management Program For Youth Motorcycle Racing

Murrieta, CA (April 20, 2015) — The Kurt Caselli Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of The KCF Concussion Management Program.  The first of its kind for youth motorcycle racing.  In cooperation with the AMA Youth Hare & Hound Series, The KCF will begin collecting concussion baselines from all youth series competitors using the King-Devick Concussion Test.

In recent years, nearly every form of youth sports in the country has implemented some type of concussion management protocol. The Kurt Caselli Foundation recognized a void in youth motorcycle racing and began to take action.  Starting with the Youth Hare & Hound Series, The KCF hopes to bring awareness to the issue of mild traumatic brain injury, educate parents, and youth races about the risks of repetitive concussions.

"The dangers of concussion induced traumatic brain injuries in sports have come into focus in recent years.  There can be long lasting brain function deficits and even death with multiple concussive episodes, particularly when concussion occurs prior to complete brain healing from a previous injury.  These problems are magnified in youth as the speed and extent of recovery are adversely affected in this group. Therefore, it is exceedingly important to implement concussion management programs in youth sports and all sports," said Chris Alexander, MD, and The KCF Medical Advisor.


The Kurt Caselli Foundation will begin to administer the King-Devick Concussion Test at Round 4 of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series on April 24th in Lucerne Valley, CA.  All testing will be done free of charge for youth racers. For more information or to donate go to www.kurtcaselli.com.


About the King-Devick Test

King-Devick Test is an easy-to-administer test which is given on the sidelines of sporting events to aid in the detection of concussions in athletes.  King-Devick Test (K-D Test) can help to objectively determine whether players should be removed from games.  As a result, King-Devick Test can help prevent the serious consequences of repetitive concussions resulting from an athlete returning to play after a head injury.

Remaining 2015 National Hare & Hound Schedule With Safety Sweep

To all the generous donors who are helping to fund The Kurt Caselli Foundation: Thank You!  With your support, we have been able to do the following work and continue our mission of Protecting and Supporting the Lives of Off-Road Riders.

Paul Krause will be on site at each round of 2015 National Hare and Hound Calendar on behalf of the Kurt Caselli Foundation working to make each race as safe as possible.  

REMAINING 2015 NATIONAL HARE AND HOUND SCHEDULE

Round 4
April 25/26 2015 – Johnson Valley OHV – Lucerne Valley, Ca
Hosted by Vikings MC

Round 5
May 2 2015 (Sat. Only) – Little Sahara OHV – Jericho, Ut
Hosted by Sage Riders MC

Round 6
June 6/7 2015  – Exit 12 – Snowville, Ut
Hosted by Big Nasty LLC

*Round 7
August 22 2014 (Sat. Only) – Panaca, Nv – NO ATV
Hosted by Silver State Trail Blacers

Round 8 – Season Finale – DUAL WEEKEND
October 25/26 2014 – Johnson Valley OHV – Lucerne Valley, Ca
Hosted by 100s MC