CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Jimmie Johnson Foundation online auctions ended the year on a high note with Jimmie Johnson’s autographed tie from the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Awards Banquet in New York City selling for $1,025.00. The tie was part of The NASCAR Foundation’s Red Carpet Charity Auction. Other recent highlights from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation eBay site included Jimmie’s Nextel Cup Champion hat from Homestead-Miami Victory Lane selling for $1,608.83 and an autographed Awards Banquet table ticket selling for $403.98.
Final figures for the 2006 Jimmie Johnson Foundation eBay site are still being calculated and will be released soon. In addition, stay tuned for exciting news tied to the online auction site, including the opportunity for fans to participate in eBay community selling to benefit the foundation, and new experiences and unique items available throughout 2007.
About the Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson announced the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006. Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet in NASCAR’s top series, the Nextel Cup. The mission of the Foundation is to assist children, families, and communities in need throughout the United States. The Foundation strives to help everyone, particularly children, pursue their dreams. For more information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.
About the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Online Auction
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launched the online auction site in conjunction with the creation of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006. The site has raised more than $70,000 for the Foundation. Past items have included a meet and greet with Jimmie Johnson, an autographed Jimmie Johnson fire suit, 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:
Mary Barr, Jimmie Johnson Foundation, 704.453.2897, firstname.lastname@example.org