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Jeremy Lusk Legacy Foundation gala, poker tournament tonight

April 15, 2009 |  1:35 pm

Lusk The shock that reverberated throughout and beyond the global freestyle motocross community after Jeremy Lusk died days after sustaining head injuries during an early-February crash has ebbed and life, as they say, goes on.

But tonight it goes on in the beloved Lusk's memory.

The Lusk Legacy Foundation's Gala and Poker Tournament is tonight from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, and if you cannot attend the star-studded event it will be broadcast live for two hours beginning at 7 p.m.

Those scheduled to attend include FMX stars Brian Deegan, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg, Taka Higashino, Robbie Maddison and many others. Also slated to participate: skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, supercross pros Donny Hansen and Rick Johnson and snowboarder Keir Dillon.

Celebrities from film, fashion, music and TV also are expected to show. Tickets are $150 per person and $300 for the poker buy-in (grand prize is 10% of the total buy-in). Five-star dining and live music (San Diego's Dynamite Walls) are included.

Proceeds will support the Lusk foundation, which will strive to improve FMX safety on the pro and recreational level. For more information, check out the Metal Mulisha website.

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: Jeremy Lusk. Credit: Metal Mulisha