McMurray charity auction opens

CONCORD, N.C. (June 12, 2007) - This morning, Jamie McMurray, President of the Jamie McMurray Foundation launched an online auction to raise money through the sale of items worn during the Autism Speaks 400 in Dover, Del. With the help of SPEED ...

CONCORD, N.C. (June 12, 2007) - This morning, Jamie McMurray, President of the Jamie McMurray Foundation launched an online auction to raise money through the sale of items worn during the Autism Speaks 400 in Dover, Del. With the help of SPEED Channel, Autism Speaks and the Jamie McMurray Foundation, McMurray's race firesuit, helmet, driving gloves and driving shoes will be auctioned on an eBay site with the proceeds going to charity. All of the items are signed by McMurray and don the special autism awareness puzzle piece design.

"Before the Autism Speaks 400, we thought how great it would be to have a special firesuit, helmet and gloves created with the puzzle piece design and then raise money for autism by auctioning everything off after the race," said McMurray. "Everything is now up online and ready for fans to start bidding on each of the items. All of the funds raised from the online auction will go towards the Jamie McMurray Foundation."

The Jamie McMurray Foundation (JMF) was formed in May 2006 to promote awareness of, and raise funding for research, education, and support for individuals and families afflicted with autism. The JMF is dedicated to bringing the financial backing and support of the NASCAR community, together with the passion and commitment of the autism community, to promote better understanding of this challenging disability.

All of the auctioned items can be found at: stores.ebay.com/Roush-Racing-Memorabilia

"It will be really cool to see how much money we can raise for the Jamie McMurray Foundation and for Autism Speaks. To be able to see everything come together over the last three weeks has been pretty cool. Hopefully, we can continue to raise awareness for Autism and help support Autism research in order to learn more about what causes this challenging disability," said McMurray.

About Jamie McMurray Foundation

The Jamie McMurray Foundation ("JMF"), formed in May 2006, will promote awareness of, and raise funding for, research, education, and support for individuals and families afflicted with autism. The JMF is dedicated to bringing the financial backing and support of the NASCAR community, together with the passion and commitment of the autism community, to promote better understanding of this challenging disability.

-credit: jmf

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Series Charity , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray