Fundraiser Established to Help Tennessee Schools

USMCA and Yamaha announced Laps For Learning fundraiser to help schools in Waverly, Tenn., impacted by 2021’s flooding

July 14, 2022

By Keaton Maisano

While most of the motorcycling community is located outside Waverly, Tenn. — a stone’s throw from the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s ranch — anyone can offer a helping hand to the community that was devasted by deadly flooding in August of 2021.

Looking to offer help to the local schools impacted by the devastation, the U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA) and Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. partnered to launch the Laps For Learning fundraiser in cooperation with Racers 4 Waverly and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation.

Through Aug. 15, riders ages 4 and up are encouraged to create a personal donation page to raise funds for the Waverly School District. The top 10 fundraisers will receive a complimentary six-day trip to Loretta Lynn’s ranch in October for an exclusive USMCA motocross riding clinic and Yamaha fall trail ride experience.

“Loretta Lynn’s and the Waverly community have meant so much to amateur motocross racing over the years, so it’s truly an honor to team up and give back to this community in such a time of dire need,” said Christy LaCurelle, President of the USMCA. “With the Laps For Learning site it is easy to get a donation page set up, and this is a really special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our top fundraisers to receive expert off-road coaching, privileged access to Loretta’s legendary track, and one lucky rider even gets to bring home a brand new Yamaha YZ.”

Money raised during the Laps For Learning fundraiser will go directly to help Humphreys County Schools as they relocate and rebuild the new permanent buildings of Waverly Elementary and Waverly Junior High School. The funds will specifically help with land excavation, site preparation, and more to help cultivate a proper learning space for students.

Those not interested in entering the contest can still help by making a one-time or monthly donation.

Donations, contest entry and additional information can be found HERE.