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04-20-05

BARRETT-JACKSON and THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION

04-04-05

04-04-05

 

BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION PROVES SUCCESSFUL

ONCE AGAIN FOR THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Lisa Gwynn

Darrell Gwynn Foundation

www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org

(954) 792-7223

 

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Palm Beach, Fla., April 04, 2005, For the third consecutive year, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) was a featured charity at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. 

 

The event took place at the South Florida Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, FL and was viewed by millions live on SPEED channel. 

 

The four-day classic car event began with an opening night Gala which featured a charity auction to raise money for DGF and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an organization supported by child advocate John Walsh.  The featured auction item for DGF was a set of tickets to the 2005 NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend held at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  The tickets were graciously donated by Homestead-Miami Speedway, a loyal supporter of DGF.

 

The highlight of the event occurred on Sunday during "prime time" when a donated Small Block Chevrolet 450 Horsepower engine with billet aluminum accessories was auctioned off for $15,000.00.  The motor, donated by Engine Factory.com was actually started up on the stage twice and was a favorite with the audience.  The electrified crowd was then inspired by auctioneer "Spanky" who motivated them to give an additional $4,490.00 in cash donations to DGF.

 

It was an exciting and heartfelt evening and a successful weekend for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation with a total of $20,990.00 raised for spinal cord research. 

 

"Once again, I want to thank Craig Jackson and all the fine folks at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction for another successful year for DGF. Your continued support of our organization will help bring us one step closer to a cure for paralysis and get folks like myself out of a wheelchair!"

 

For more information about the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.  Information regarding Barrett-Jackson can be found at www.barrettjackson.com.

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