Now, through June 28, donate to The V Foundation on eBay for a chance to win a VIP trip to meet motorsports star and host of The 2018 ESPYS presented by Capital One Danica Patrick at the awards show on July 18 in Los Angeles. Fans can visit http://www.ebay.com/espn to donate from $10 – $75 for their chance to win this exclusive package that includes a three-day, two-night trip for the winner and a guest to Los Angeles (travel and accommodations), and two tickets to The 2018 ESPYS, access to the red carpet, a meet-and-greet with Patrick, and entrance to The ESPYS after party. All proceeds from the sweepstakes benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research as part of ESPN’s annual ESPYS fundraising.
Patrick, who recently retired from racing following the Indianapolis 500, has built a career punctuated by firsts. She is the first female driver to lead laps and score a top-five finish at the Indianapolis 500, after leading 19 laps and finishing fourth in 2005. She is the first woman to win a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series following her victory in the 2008 IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi oval in Japan. She is the first woman to win a NASCAR Cup Series pole when she set the fastest time in qualifying for the Daytona 500 and then finished in eighth place, the highest finishing position ever for a woman. Throughout her NASCAR career, she broke the record for most top-10 finishes of any woman in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2015 and holds the new mark with a total of seven top-10s to her credit. She owns the most starts, laps led, and top 10s among women in NASCAR history.
ESPN’s 14th Annual ESPYS Auction will kick off next month and offer fans opportunities to bid on premiere items such as tickets to prime sporting events, unique experiences with ESPN talent and legendary coaches and behind-the-scenes packages, with all proceeds also benefiting The V Foundation. Additional information on specific items and other details will be announced later.
About The ESPYS
The ESPYS gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The show recognizes achievements in categories such as “Best MLB Player,” “Best Team,” “Best Female Athlete” and “Best Upset” and inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards: the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The ESPYS support ESPN’s ongoing commitment to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.
About the V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research is dedicated to declaring victory over cancer. It was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $200 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.
About eBay for Charity
eBay for Charity enables members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate up to 100 percent of their proceeds to a charity of their choice, while buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, the eBay community has raised nearly 810 million dollars for charity. Visit ebay.com/charity to learn more about how you can work with eBay to support a good cause.
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