Online Auction Raises More than $20,000 for United Way of Greater
In addition to ownership of the helmet, which includes signatures from seven-time champion Richard Petty, Mario Andretti, four-time champion Cale Yarborough, A.J. Foyt, three-time champion Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Graham and his wife, Carolyne, will also be awarded a trip for two to New York where his prize will be presented to him and his guest by Gordon.
“This has truly been a phenomenal experience and we are so excited about the Living Legends helmet,” Graham said. “My wife and I do a lot of work for charity and, given the fact that she is such a big Jeff Gordon fan, we felt this was a perfect fit for us.”
Graham, an avid NASCAR fan, has attended the “Great American Race” since 2002 and also plans to be at next year’s event. He bid on the “Living Legends” helmet, which pays tribute to the 50th running of the DAYTONA 500 (Feb. 17, 2008), with the intent to use it and the trip to
“Bruce is extremely lucky to now own such an incredible piece of the DAYTONA 500’s history,” said Robin Braig, President of DIS. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> “The guys who have signed the ‘Living Legends’ helmet are such a vital piece of the history of both the sport and this great event and each represent a part of the reason we’re able to celebrate the race’s 50th Running.”
United Way of Greater Cincinnati president Robert C. Reifsnyder said, “Our congratulations and thanks to Bruce Graham for his winning bid, which contributed to the success of our
The auction took place over one week’s time on eBay.com. All proceeds will be donated to
Daytona International Speedway is the home of the "Great American Race" – the DAYTONA 500 – NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious race in
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United Way of Greater Cincinnati was founded in 1915. The annual fundraising campaign became a partnership with American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter, in 1956. Today the organization provides result-producing programs and initiatives that help children succeed and families become economically stable in eight counties: Hamilton, Brown,