On Any Sunday reunion raises money

Proceeds benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 29, 2008
A thousand movie-goers packed a theatre in Newport Beach Calif. for a viewing of the classic motorcycle film On Any Sunday to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids program.

The 37th anniversary screening of the film was also a reunion for many of the principles of the Oscar-nominated documentary. Director and narrator Bruce Brown and stars including Motorcycle Hall of Fame members Malcolm Smith, Mert Lawwill and Don Emde attended the May 21 screening.

Also in attendance were motorcycle designers Troy Lee and Roland Sands, motocross racer Mike Bell, and Motorcycle Hall of Fame members Broc Glover and Brad Lackey.

“The On Any Sunday reunion was fantastic!” says Kyle Clack, director of the national Ride for Kids program. “Such a gathering of truly iconic motorcycle people was incredible. Children with brain tumors have an army of two-wheeled heroes bringing hope for a better future.”

The event was organized by Larry Langley and the Orange County Dualies.

“Years ago we met one of the kids with a brain tumor, Michael Hoefflin,” says Langley. “We ‘adopted’ Michael into our club and were so impressed with his courage. Before the next Ride for Kids, Michael passed away, and from that point on the Dualies knew we had to do our part to help find a cure so other kids wouldn’t be lost.”

The screening raised an estimated $40,000. Langley and the O.C. Dualies will announce the final total at the 16th annual Southern California Dual Sport Ride for Kids in San Bernardino, Calif. on June 8.