Sadler's Autism Awareness Helmet Online Auction Begins Thurs, May 1 and ends May 19 EMPORIA, Va. -- For the month of April, Elliott Sadler has worn a specially-designed Autism Awareness helmet at every track. Now, that very same helmet will...
Sadler's Autism Awareness Helmet Online Auction Begins Thurs, May 1 and ends May 19
EMPORIA, Va. -- For the month of April, Elliott Sadler has worn a specially-designed Autism Awareness helmet at every track. Now, that very same helmet will belong to whoever wants it most.
A day after celebrating his 33rd birthday, Sadler placed the helmet up for auction on www.sadlerfoundation.org on Thursday, May 1 where bidding will remain open until May 19.
To raise funds and awareness, Sadler had the helmet designed with the colorful, jigsaw Autism puzzle pieces. During the Texas, Phoenix and Talladega races in April, the driver of the No. 19 Dodge wore the colorful concoction in competition. It was donated by Impact Racing and designed by Ryan Young of Indocil Art.
The awareness and auction are more than just the NASCAR driver being charitable -- it's personal.
"Helping to create awareness for autism is an extremely important cause for me," Elliott Sadler said. "It hits really close to home because my niece, Halie, is autistic. The great Autism related charities we've worked with over the years offer many different programs and opportunities to help not only those suffering from this developmental disability, but also their families.
"It is a cause that I'll do all I can to help raise money and awareness.
"We're not just trying to raise money for the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Charitable Foundation, we're looking to educate people and raise more awareness about Autism."
Once the auction concludes on May 19th, the winner bidder will receive the autographed helmet and a Certificate of Authenticity from Elliott Sadler on Elliott Sadler Enterprises letterhead.
Bid now, bid big - and help Autism.
About the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Charitable Foundation:
The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Charitable Foundation is dedicated to raising autism awareness and promoting research for a cure; while also supporting initiatives to improve educational opportunities for children and their families. The Foundation provides support to projects that share the ideals and concerns of the Sadler family.