SOURCE: Red Bull

March 13, 2008 14:38 ET

Formula 1 Race Car on Sale Today! Opening Bid? $2

eBay Auction to Benefit Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - For the first time ever, an actual Formula 1 Race Car is on sale to the public today with eBay bids beginning at only $2. This along with more than 45 other one-of-a-kind and otherwise unavailable sports items will hit the eBay auction blocks over the next two weeks. All proceeds from the auction go directly to the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

Items will be introduced in three stages to help spread out the big ticket items, and while these purchases will not be tax deductible, bidders have the opportunity to own Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White's 2008 X-Games helmet and two of skateboard star Ryan Sheckler's signed boards, Travis Pastrana's signed jersey and kiteboarding legend Robby Naish's signed kite and board. Buyers may place their bids now on www.wingsforlife.com/ebay.

CLICK FOR A CAUSE

Wings for Life is a philanthropic organization co-founded by two-time motocross World Champion Heinz Kinigadner and Red Bull Energy Drink® founder Dietrich Mateschitz. The foundation's goals are four-fold: (1) fund cutting-edge scientific research aimed to heal spinal cord injury; (2) improve scientific communication in this specific field of research; (3) develop concrete, clinical intervention strategies; and (4) prevent spinal cord injuries from ever happening.

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE... SOLD!

To view a full list auction items, learn more about Wings for Life, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.wingsforlife.com. For all media inquiries, please contact Ellie Applen at ellen.applen@us.redbull.com (310) 460-4532 or Heidi Jahraus at heidi.jahraus@us.redbull.com (310) 460-5152.

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