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Robby Gordon Throws Helmet, Katrina Victims Catch Break!
SEPTEMBER 26, 2005, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- Making the best of a bad situation, NASCAR driver Robby Gordon auctioned off the helmet he threw at fellow driver Michael Waltrip on eBay for $51,100. The helmet was bought by Internet casino GoldenPalace.com, with all proceeds going to Harrah?s Employee Relief Fund.
Harrah?s will use the money to help provide recovery assistance to employees, families, and the communities in the region affected by Hurricaine Katrina.
Gordon threw the helmet at Waltrip after they were involved in an accident during last week?s race at New Hampshire International Speedway.
?What happened [at the race] was unfortunate,? said Gordon in a quote that appeared on the eBay page. ?I?m sorry for losing my temper following the race, but after a day or two of looking back at the race its easy to realize that its just not that big of a deal compared with what the people of the Gulf Coast are still going through. Obviously I?m still angry?but at the end of the day I still have a house to go home to.?
GoldenPalace.com is the internet casino and poker room that has been on an extended eBay shopping spree for over a year now, buying up some of eBay?s most unusual items, many of which to benefit various charities worldwide. As NASCAR is an extremely popular sport and Robby Gordon is a premiere driver, the helmet is a perfect high-profile addition to Golden Palace?s collection of items.
?We are pleased to able to help the noble efforts of Harrah?s in their cause to provide relief to the victims of this disaster,? said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. ?We wish the families that have suffered so much in the wake of this hurricane all the best, and praise their determination and strength as they take steps to rebuild their lives.?
Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years garnering extensive worldwide media attention for the casino and raising over $1,000,000 for charity so far.
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On September 26th, 2005 at 7:22 PM JD said:
Great job !!!!
On September 27th, 2005 at 9:41 PM Nascar Fan From PA. said:
Wow, I saw that on TV and Robby Gordon was so mad at Michael Waltrip when he walked onto the track and threw his helmet at Waltrips car. And Michael Waltrip even ducked and I laughed. It was so funny. I was wondering who bought this and now I know. This was wonderful for Robby Gordon to donate the money to charity and for Golden Palace Casino to buy it!
On September 27th, 2005 at 10:12 PM Michelle Alcala said:
I thought it was great. You got to let out a little steam so no biggy. Hell if basketball and baseball players can do it why can't you. You kick ass
On September 30th, 2005 at 9:56 PM parker gee said:
my hemroid looks like a high mileage 62 falcon. any interest?? will sell cheap
On October 08th, 2005 at 6:19 PM emilian victor said:
Great job you are guys doing for Katrina victims relief!
My question is, will you do something for thousands of Iraqui whose lives and houses where devastated and ruined by US Army?
On October 21st, 2005 at 5:17 PM Sergie said:
First the sandwich now the helmet. You guys rock! That's definitely better than that lock of hair the guys at Jiggerbug.com bought :-)
On October 21st, 2005 at 6:06 PM Brent Morris said:
Nice work Golden Galace ... NASCAR & Robby Rule!
On October 30th, 2005 at 4:59 PM Everett said:
Bad liver for sale for a good one! sure would like to have a drink again.
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