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4/3/07


DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION REELS IN $175,000 AT

BARRETT JACKSON AUTO AUCTION WHILE

DONATING NEW WHEELCHAIR

 

PAUL McCARTNEY’S CADILLAC GENERATES $60,000

3-YEAR OLD LANA RUBIN GETS NEW POWER WHEELCHAIR 

Davie, FL:  The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) announced that the recent Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in West Palm Beach generated $175,000 for the organization.  Highlighting the event was the lively auction of Paul McCartney’s custom-designed 2006 CTS Cadillac donated by car collector Harry Stevenson of Longwood, Florida.  The car – signed by Sir Paul, Jay Leno and Tony Bennett – produced tremendous interest, to the tune of $60,000, which was then matched in total by the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction itself. 

Another highlight of the weekend-long event was the donation of a new power wheelchair to three-year old Lana Rubin of West Palm Beach.  Lana suffers from arthogryposis so that her shoulders, hips and knees contract and she is unable to walk independently.  As part of its ongoing wheelchair donation program, DGF presented the youngster with a brand new, power wheelchair at a special ceremony during the auction, which aired live on the SPEED Channel. 

“This was a remarkable weekend from start to finish,” said Darrell Gwynn, founder of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.  “The generosity of the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction and it supporters never ceases to amaze me, and the look of joy on little Lana’s face – and her family’s – when she gained new found independence is the reason we do what we do.”  Lana’s wheelchair was designed especially for her in her favorite color of pink, and she was also showered with Elmo toys, her favorite Sesame Street character.  She attends the Easter Seal’s Igoe-Amar Child Development Center in West Palm Beach where she receives early intervention and therapy. 

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses.  The foundation works to help improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury and illness by providing necessary equipment or special services.  The presentation to Lana Rubin is one in a series of donations throughout the year that the Foundation makes.  DGF has partnered with the Easter Seals Foundation to help identify recipients for the Wheelchair Donation Program.

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is an official charity of the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction.  Augmenting the dollars raised by the McCartney car was an auction of a celebrity-studded and autographed poster, the generous donations of fans and friends in the audience and a silent and live auction of valuable items at a kick-off gala held a few nights prior.   

“We are always grateful to Barrett Jackson for its wonderful support,” added Gwynn.  “With the kindness of Harry Stevenson and scores of other collectors, and the moving donation to Lana Rubin, this year was more inspiring and emotional than ever before. It gives us the continued motivation to keep going.”

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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. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation.  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.