Calling all members of the global BMX family, please see this message sent via email from the States:As I’m sure you are now aware, Kyle Bennett was killed in a tragic truck accident last weekend. As this was a tragedy, his family was not prepared to handle both Kyle’s funeral arrangements nor do they have the ability to set up a fund to care for Kyle’s 4 year old daughter, Kylie. Kyle’s service is scheduled for this Saturday – the details are below, it is open to everyone. In lieu of flowers I would be most honored if you would consider joining me in contributing to Kyle’s daughter’s fund. Although, we have all been struck by what is still difficult to believe, the BMX community has always come together to support its own.
I thank you in advance for your compassion and generosity, the simplest way to make a donation is through:
Kyle Bennett Pay Pal Fundhttp://www.kbarmadillobmx.com/KB_Armadillo_BMX/Kyle_Bennett_Memorial.html
BMX Talk: We are all part of the global BMX family, it’s the solidarity that makes what we do so special. Kyle has been at the top of the sport in his glory years but the reality is when he was taken he wasn’t at the height of his career or part of a big team, with a big sponsorhsip contract. Kyle and his daughter were living with his mother in her home and Kyle was doing his best to get to races to keep on living the dream. Making a living as a pro BMXer in the current climate is a lot harder than it may seem from the outside. The facts are there are less than 15 riders in the World are making a good living from BMX, a lot just get by doing what they do and a good number of Elite riders struggle.. Kyle didn’t have insurance in place, and as mentioned above there was no planning for this unexpected funeral. The family really need our help.. If you can see it in your heart to donate any token amount to the fund it would mean the world to KB and his family. Although the funeral is tomorrow, donations can be made at any time after this date also. Thank you for your kind consideration.. BMX – One love.