Richard Petty Helps Raise Over $100,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America
Auctions Specialized Warrior Edition Truck and Cowboy Hat at Barrett-Jackson
LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (October 2, 2018) – Petty’s Garage and Richard Petty Motorsports is proud to have raised over $100,000 to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America during the recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas. “The King” Richard Petty auctioned off a Petty’s Garage Warrior Edition Ford F-150 before taking off his own cowboy hat and auctioning it off for additional funds
Before the night was over, Petty helped raise a grand total of $116,500 to directly benefit and send critical funds to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The Paralyzed Veterans of America has been advocating for the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease since 1946. The organization provides free programs and services such as adaptive sporting opportunities, job placement, VA benefits assistance and more, all free of charge to any veteran. The Petty family have been longtime supporters of the efforts of Paralyzed Veterans to support our nation’s veterans following catastrophic injury.
“We are proud to be able to help the Paralyzed Veterans of America in their mission,” said Petty. “There isn’t enough money that you can raise for our veterans, but we know that the PVA is the best organization to help raise funds. We want to thank everyone for bidding and making this a success.”
The Petty’s Garage Warrior Edition truck went for a final bid of $100,000 with an additional bidder donation another $10,000 to the PVA. Finally, Petty’s iconic hat was auctioned off for $6,500 for a total of $116,500.
About Petty’s Garage
Founded in 2008, Petty’s Garage is a high performance speed shop owned by “The King” Richard Petty. Headquartered in Level Cross, North Carolina, Petty’s Garage occupies the legendary Petty facility that produced winning stock cars for more than 50 years. Petty’s Garage specializes in performance upgrades, restorations, luxury personal builds, custom builds, supercharged engines, paint and body, exhaust upgrades, brake systems, custom interiors, tires and wheels, custom fabricated projects, and corporate builds. If you can dream it, Petty’s Garage can build it. For more information on Petty’s Garage, please call 336-498-3745 or visit www.pettys-garage.com.
About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. RPM is the winningest team in NASCAR Cup history with 273 wins and has business partnerships with national and global leaders. Today the race operation fields the famed No. 43 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. The team is headquartered in Welcome, N.C. and is supported by primary partners Click n’ Close, STP, United States Air Force and World Wide Technology.
For additional information, news and the latest updates, please visit www.richardpettymotorsports.com or connect with RPM on Facebook (Richard Petty Motorsports), Twitter (@RPMotorsports) or Instagram (@richardpettymotorsports).
About Paralyzed Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units, funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. You can learn more about Paralyzed Veterans at http://www.pva.org/.