|Rahal gesture aids auction to benefit Wheldon fund|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 21 October 2011 14:19|
Rahal offered to help the Dan Wheldon Family Trust Fund by donating the helmet, gloves and shoes he used in Las Vegas, where Wheldon was killed Sunday in a fiery, 15-car accident.
Celebrities and athletes from around the world have followed suit.
Donations have included race-worn items from IndyCar drivers Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan, and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch; an Indiana Pacers jersey signed by Larry Bird; memorabilia from seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; and an NFL jersey signed by Roger Staubach, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Warren Moon and Harry Carson.
Rahal says he never expected such a reaction when he tweeted about giving his helmet to the auction, which begins Monday on eBay.