Manny Ramirez to Auction Rare Porsche to Benefit ThinkCure!
Proceeds to be split by ThinkCure! and local home for youth
Dodger outfielder Manny Ramirez has donated a rare 1994 911 Porsche Turbo 3.6 to be auctioned off for charity, the team announced today. Proceeds from the online auction will be split between ThinkCure!, the Dodgers' official charity and Maryvale, a local residential placement home for girls formerly known as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum.
The online auction will take place on eBay and will run from July 2 at 11 a.m. through Monday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m.
The 1994 red 911 Turbo coupe with grey leather interior has just logged just 34,569 and was recently appraised for more than $58,000.
Porsche released the 964 Turbo 3.6 in January, 1993, now featuring a turbocharged version of the 3.6 litre M64 engine and producing 360 PS (260 kW; 360 hp) @ 5500 rpm, the 3.6 litre powered Turbo was produced only for model year 1993/1994, with fewer than 1,500 of them produced in total, making it one of the rarest and most sought after Porsches produced since the 959.
Ramirez donated the car to ThinkCure!, but it was also his wish that the proceeds be shared with a center that specifically helps displaced children. Therefore half the proceeds will be given to Maryvale in Rosemead, a local residential placement home for girls which originated 154 years ago as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum. It was established by the Daughters of Charity to care for the growing number of orphaned children living on the streets of the then-El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles.
ThinkCure! recently completed its third annual event which raised more than $400,000 and the Dodgers' official charity has already raised more than $3 million dollars for collaborative research to cure cancer since its inception less than three years ago. The innovative, community-based non-profit was launched in July 2007 by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the McCourt family, City of Hope and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
ThinkCure researchers at City of Hope and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles are achieving exciting results that are paving the way for new effective cancer treatments. To learn more about ThinkCure and the research we fund, hear more from our grant recipients.