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01-29-07

 

BARRETT - JACKSON AUTO AUCTION RAISES MORE THAN $200,000 FOR THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION

 

Annual fundraiser nets record total to help in the

quality of life, education and prevention of paralysis

 

Davie, FL,  (January 29, 2007),  The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) announced another successful session at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, where more than $200,000 was raised for the organization.  The auction, televised live on the SPEED network attracted a variety of celebrities in the sports and entertainment arenas who helped make this event a record-breaking one for the organization. DGF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing paralysis when possible, providing support for individual's living with paralysis and ultimately finding a cure for paralysis.  The Foundation is an official charity of Barrett-Jackson.

"As in years past, we deeply appreciate the support from Barrett-Jackson and their assistance in raising funds to continue our mission," said DGF president Darrell Gwynn.  "We are grateful for Barrett-Jackson's efforts on our behalf, and for the compassionate unselfishness of the guests and bidders at the auction."  

The DGF auction began with the auctioning of a 1990 Chevy 454 - SS pick up truck.  After lively bidding, the truck sold for $57,000.  NASCAR great and DGF board member Tony Stewart threw in an extra $10,000 for the foundation in the winning bidder's name.  In addition, a one-of-a-kind Barrett-Jackson poster donated by Glenn Annarumma and signed by all of the celebrities in attendance, including Gwynn, Alice Cooper, Tony Stewart, Goldberg, Bret Michaels, Chuck Zito, Linda Vaughn, Tim Allen and Sir George Martin was also put on the auction block.  The bidding for the poster culminated in an additional $40,000 raised for DGF.

However, the spirit of generosity did not end with the bidding as the celebrities and other audience members themselves contributed various amounts.  That, in connection with the money donated from passing the hat earned DGF just over $200,000.

"The Barrett Jackson Collector Auto Auction is truly unique," added Gwynn.  "The company never fails to help us in unexpected and extraordinary ways."

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About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency.  DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.  DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children.  The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. Additional information about DGF is found at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.

About Barrett-Jackson

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the "World's Greatest Classic Car Event" in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has expanded to other venues, including Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com  or call (480) 421-6694.

 

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