Wheelchair Donation to Take Place Prior to the Auctioning of Two Cars to Benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation
WHAT: The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will donate a custom motorized $16,000 wheelchair to Erasmo Portillo at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. Erasmo is diagnosed with Spina Bifidia and he did not have the means to purchase a new wheelchair nor did his health insurance allow for him to acquire one. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will present Erasmo with a life-changing wheelchair prior to the auctioning of a Wood Brothers Mercury Montego replica street-version racecar (Lot #962) and a Darrell Gwynn Replica Coors Extra Gold Dragster (Lot #962.1) to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Erasmo was identified as a candidate for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program by the Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.
WHEN: Friday, January 21 at approximately 4 p.m.
WHERE: Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHO: Erasmo Portillo, Wheelchair Recipient
WHY: Established in 2002, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide AWARENESS, PREVENTION, SUPPORT and ultimately a CURE for paralysis. The foundation’s primary support program is its national Wheelchair Donation Program. With this program the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has donated custom built wheelchairs valued at over $1 million collectively to those in need. For more information on the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.
MEDIA: Call Ryan Rogers, 754-224-6139.