Ambrose race suit aids animal cause

AUSTRALIAN BIDDER WINS AMBROSE SUIT IN CHARITY AUCTION One lucky Australian Marcos Ambrose fan has captured a piece of motorsport history by becoming the winning bidder in an online eBay charity for the Animal Adoption League. The winning ...

AUSTRALIAN BIDDER WINS AMBROSE SUIT IN CHARITY AUCTION

One lucky Australian Marcos Ambrose fan has captured a piece of motorsport history by becoming the winning bidder in an online eBay charity for the Animal Adoption League.

The winning bidder posted the winning bid of US$3000 (A$3446.30) to win Ambrose's 2006 Team Australia race suit, with over 50 bids placed on the item.

Ambrose wore this very suit on 8 July 2006 when he became the first Australian to win a pole position in NASCAR by timing fastest in qualifying in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Kentucky Speedway.

All proceeds go directly to the Animal Adoption League. Further auctions planned in 2008, with all information to be posted on MarcosAmbrose.com.

"It's tremendous that we had such great interest in this race suit," said Ambrose.

"This will forever be my first pole suit in NASCAR but I am very happy we have been able to auction it off to get a great result for all our friends at the Animal Adoption League.

"We've got some other auctions planned, so stay tuned."

ABOUT ANIMAL ADOPTION LEAGUE

The Animal Adoption League was started in 1992 by several individuals concerned by the growing number of animals in and around the Charlotte, North Carolina area being euthanised at local shelters, being killed or injured the streets and highways or being without a home and trying to survive on whatever scraps of food they could find.

Volunteers with the Animal Adoption League offer an alternative to animals who would otherwise have little chance for survival. Thousands of animals previously homeless are now in permanent, loving homes as a result of League efforts.

The Animal Adoption League's Mission:

- To provide veterinary care and temporary housing for homeless animals

- To provide an adoption outlet for the permanent placement of the animals within our Foster Care system

- To educate the public in the proper care of animals and the importance of reducing pet overpopulation through spaying & neutering

Further information on the Animal Adoption League can be found at MyNextPet.com

-credit: team australia

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Series Charity , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Marcos Ambrose