Stephen Murray Family Fund


BMX rider Stephen Murray suffered a tragic accident Friday, June 22nd in the BMX Dirt Finals the Panasonic Open in Baltimore, the first stop of the 2007 AST Dew Tour. Family members have established The Stephen Murray Family Fund where friends and fans can help pay his medical bills and support his wife and two young children.

Stephen was attempting a double backflip during his second run when he took the fall. Dew Tour medical staff rushed him to University Hospital where he underwent surgery on Saturday. Stephen is in critical, but stable condition and as of Monday, June 25, has some feeling in his hands and lower back and is able to shrug his shoulders. He is tentatively scheduled to have his second surgery on Tuesday. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as we await more information on his current condition.

Stephen has been with Oakley since 2002, representing our brand’s apparel and eyewear. An incredible ambassador for the sport of BMX, he came to the United States from New Castle, England more than ten years ago and has since won X Games gold in Dirt Jumping and consecutive wins at the Gravity Games. Murray even started an event in his backyard in Riverside, CA that has raised the bar in the world of BMX events. Stephen has the heart of a true champion and the ability to overcome even the most difficult of challenges.

Stephen and his family appreciate any help you can give. Here are three ways you can contribute:

Email with the dollar amount you would like to contribute. You will then receive an email directing you to a Pay Pal Secure account where you can donate by credit card or bank account number.

Mail a check payable to:
Stephen Murray Family Fund:
92 Corporate Park Ste. C #171
Irvine, CA 92606

Make a bank deposit or wire funds directly to:
Stephen Murray Family Fund
Bank of America
4500 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92614
Routing # 121000358
Account # 1015867459


Staff Writer


June 29, 2007