Charlotte, N.C. (November 28, 2007) – The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced the first of several 2007 Championship auction items to be posted on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation eBay Giving Works site, beginning with the Official Championship Hat! This hat was worn by Jimmie during the Victory Lane celebration following the Miami race when Jimmie was named the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion. Fans will have the opportunity to begin bidding on the hat as the #1 Fan Experience on December 1st. The auction will last for 10 days, ending on December 11th at 10:00PM EST. Be sure to keep an eye out for more Championship Victory Lane hats and merchandise to come. For more information or to place your bid, visitwww.ebay.com/jimmiejohnsonfoundation.
About the Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson created the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006. Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet in NASCAR’s top series, the Nextel Cup. He is the current NASCARï¿½ Nextel Cupï¿½ Champion. The mission of the foundation is to assist children, families, and communities in need throughout the United States. For more information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please visitwww.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.
About the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Online Charity Auction
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launched the online charity auction site in conjunction with the creation of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006. The site has raised more than $175,000 for the foundation. Past items have included a meet and greet with Jimmie Johnson, an autographed Jimmie Johnson helmet, lunch and a tour of the 24/48 shop with crew chief Chad Knaus, and a meet and greet with Major League Baseball player Marcus Giles. To bid on unique memorabilia, visitwww.ebay.com/jimmiejohnsonfoundation.
For additional information, contact:
Missy Calloway, Jimmie Johnson Foundation, 704.453.2583,https://jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org/contact.html