Yeley auction items at Chili Bowl to help kids

YELEY TO RAFFLE OFF HELMET AND DLP HDTV Proceeds to Help St. Jude Children's Hospital and Jake Owen Raborn Foundation CORNELIUS, N.C., (Dec. 28, 2007) -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver J.J. Yeley is giving fans a chance to win a 56-inch...

YELEY TO RAFFLE OFF HELMET AND DLP HDTV
Proceeds to Help St. Jude Children's Hospital and Jake Owen Raborn Foundation

CORNELIUS, N.C., (Dec. 28, 2007) -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver J.J. Yeley is giving fans a chance to win a 56-inch Samsung DLP®HDTV and the helmet he will wear in the 22nd Annual Chili Bowl Nationals, Jan. 8-12 at the Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. The event will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Fans can purchase raffle tickets for $10 at www.jjyeley.com. One lucky fan will win the 56-inch Samsung DLP HDTV, and another will win the Chili Bowl helmet. Tickets will be on sale online until Jan. 4, 2008, and will also be available at the Chili Bowl Jan. 8-12. The drawing will be conducted before the feature race on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and the non-profit Jake Owen Raborn Foundation.

"I'm excited about the raffle," Yeley said. "Last year we raised $10,000, so we're hoping to top that this year. I need to thank my sponsor, DLP HDTV, for donating the 56-inch Samsung DLP HDTV. It's a fantastic TV that someone will really enjoy having in their home. Another lucky fan will have the chance to win the helmet I'm going to wear in the Chili Bowl, and hopefully we'll have a lot of success so the helmet becomes a valuable piece of memorabilia."

After competing in the Chili Bowl Nationals, Yeley will turn his attention to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, when he will compete for Hall of Fame Racing driving the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization.

The Jake Owen Raborn Foundation was founded in 2006 and is dedicated to financially supporting families enduring pediatric cancer, as well as providing financial support to organizations and facilities that care for families enduring pediatric cancer. The foundation is named in memory of an extraordinary child, Jake Owen Raborn, who died of a rare liver cancer in October 2006 at just four years of age. Yeley met Raborn in June 2006 during a visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Series Charity , Midget , NASCAR
Drivers J.J. Yeley
Teams Hall of Fame Racing