Dad Designs Custom Cup NASCAR Cars to Raise Awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease
Proud father, Jeff Hallowell isn't dwelling on his eighth anniversary this month of being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig's disease after the legendary baseball player who died of it in 1941.
Instead, he is focused on raising awareness of the fatal neurological disease that made him a quadriplegic, by winning one of two car designs he entered with his son for Toyota Racing's Sponsafy Your Ride Contest: Round 2.
"I have no idea when my last day will be and I have made it my mission to build lifelong lasting memories for my seven-year-old son Ethan," Hallowell said. "I want Ethan to witness that anything in life is possible, even from the confines of a wheelchair or an in-home hospital bed."
Both of the cars designed by Hallowell are inspired after the legendary Lou Gehrig and have a special message to his son on the front bumper that reads: Ethan, I Love You Son. Forever Dad.
In order for Hallowell and his son to win the grand prize, of seeing one of their cars at the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' race in Phoenix, one of their designs needs to beat out their competitor's who has over 44-thousand votes and counting.
Right now, voters can cast their vote for "The Iron Horse Lou G" or the "The Iron Horse L.G." until September 5th. During that time, voters can only cast one vote every twenty-four hours on a single car.
Now is your chance to help raise awareness of ALS for an effective treatment and cure and to support this father-son team win a memory of a lifetime.
Click on each car below to cast your vote!
One of the nation's largest online auctions of highly prized sports memorabilia and cards is underway.
SCP Auctions are featuring valuable items from many CMG legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Roy Campanella, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Knute Rockne, Jim Thorpe, and Honus Wagner.
Some of the coveted items include: a flawlessly penned single-signed Babe Ruth baseball; a bat used by the "Georgia Peach" himself, Ty Cobb; a very rare bat used by Walter Johnson; an exceptional 1952 World Series bat used by Roy Campanella; a very rare key card from the 1910 Ju Ju Drum Candy issue, featuring Ty Cobb; an exquisite Lou Gehrig 1930s autographed photograph by George Burke; an eye appealing rookie card of legendary Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson; a Notre Dame football signed by legendary coach, Knute Rockne; a beautiful Jim Thorpe trading card from the 1955 Topps All American football series; and a signed check by Honus Wagner.
The auction will run through Thursday February 4th. To learn more about the auction and to bid on some of the most desirable sports memorabilia click here.