RASE Safety Assistance Inc (a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation)
RASE Safety Assistance, Inc. formed in 2021. The organization was approved as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, designated as: M40 – Provider of Safety Education and other Safety-Related Programs.
Flat track racing is a dangerous sport. Many people that compete are injured…some in a relatively minor way, other injuries life changing and (unfortunately) life ending. Michael has for years been a donor to and supporter of the Rookies of ’79 charity. The Rookies have paid out nearly $1,000,000 to flat track athletes, professional and amateur, for racing injuries. Michael and RASE have been such a strong supporter of the charity that we have had the RASE logo on the charity van and trailer for the past several years. In 2021, Michael was asked to join the board of directors of the Rookies of ’79 charity.
Flat track injuries are personal to Mr. Marsh. He sustained a career ending injury in 1982 and, resuming racing as one of the “old guys”, had a terrible incident in South Dakota in 2005. The EMT staff was able to save his life, and he has recovered from most of the orthopedic injuries. The cause of his Tramatic Brain Injury? A failed helmet. Throughout his recovery and in the decades since, Michael learned that the choice of safety gear can be life changing. A number of these types of incidents and experiences led to Michael identifying a need of the flat track community: The athletes need to have the best available safety gear BEFORE they get on the track. This applies for riders across all ages and experiences, from age 3 to age 83, professional and amateur.