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Ford Mustang Brings In $110,000 For Wounded Warrior Project

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With a screaming yellow paint job, 825 horsepower, and a Richard Petty signature on the dashboard, it would've been hard to miss the 2015 Ford Mustang GT convertible auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson® event at the South Florida Fairgrounds. One bidder didn't miss his opportunity. And countless wounded veterans and their families will be empowered because of these donations

A 2015 Ford Mustang GT convertible raised $110,000 for Wounded Warrior Project at an auction in West Palm Beach April 11.

"It was incredible to see the bids come in for this car because I knew how many injured veterans would be impacted," said Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "Wounded Warrior Project is committed to improving the lives of millions of warriors and their families, and the money raised from this car will help tremendously."

The award-winning Mustang brought in $110,000. Rick and Kathleen Yow owned the car, but they're not accepting money for it. Instead, they're donating the winning bid to WWP.

"No matter what, I was going to be happy," Rick said. "Any amount would have been better than none. It brought more than what we expected."

This isn't the first time the car has made a positive impact. Rick bought the car at a charity event in 2016. He wanted to make sure when he sold it, wounded warriors and their families benefited.

"It's so easy to forget about the military and what they do for us. It reaffirms why we wanted to do this," Rick said.

In addition to the car, the winning bidder received a cowboy hat and a drawing of the car, both signed by Richard Petty. What wounded warriors and their families received is much more valuable. This vehicle will help them get where they need to go on their journeys to recovery.

To learn about other ways to give back, visit https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/give-back.

About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more: https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.

 

SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project

For further information: Chris Obarski, Public Relations, cobarski@woundedwarriorproject.org, 904.570.0823