June 12, 2012

Step Up champ raises autism awareness

FULL STORY: ESPN | By Chris Elliott
Travis Burke/ESPN Images.

Matt Buyten celebrates after clearing 37 feet and winning gold in Moto X Step Up at Summer X Games 17 last year.
In 2003, Matt Buyten rolled up to his first X Games Step Up competition with one goal in mind, gold. Nine years, with a hand full of gold medals, Buyten will roll up to that same line this year with a bigger goal in mind. Buyten will be "stepping up" for Autism.

Matt Buyten has joined forces with Jeremy Riesenberg and The Autism MX Project to raise awareness for autism. Together they have designed limited edition Matt-Buyten X Games T-shirts available now for purchase.

The two aren't stopping there, Buyten's Step Up bike will be designed similar to the shirt for the event and all plastics will be auctioned off after the event. Like the shirt, all proceeds will go to Elijah Riesenberg Autism Awareness and Action Project.

We caught up with the man behind the scenes, Jeremy Riesenberg to learn more about the wonderful cause...

Limited edition Matt Buyten T-shirts Courtesy of The Autism MX Project will feature this "Step Up For Autism" logo.

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