For a Good Cause
Sold To Benefit Veterans Therapy
Larry Jewett - January 23, 2014 02:02 PM
During the Wednesday portion of the Mecum Auction, bidders had the opportunity to buy a Corvette that had been a finalist in Ridler competition while also supporting a worthwhile charity.
The War Eagle Corvette, a 1980 model that was submitted for the 1990 Ridler, was being sold at no reserve with all proceeds to benefit the Solid Rock Therapeutic Riding Center in Uniontown, Ohio. The center provides equine-assisted therapy services for many, including military veterans who have returned from combat. This form of therapy can help individuals recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while promoting physical, emotional, social and cognitive healing. Activities include therapeutic horseback riding, assisting in horse care including grooming, tacking and general care of horses. A story with more information on the center will be published in the May-June edition of Cars & Parts.
The sale was the first fund-raising event of the 501 (c) 3 charity that involved utilizing a car and it served as their portal into the automotive world. As the car came to the block, the Mecum announcers drew attention to the cause, pointing out that the car was being sold at no reserve and all proceeds benefitted the center. Despite their efforts, the car brought $17,000 in a short bidding process.