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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 27, 2017 – The last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor fetched $157,000 – with an additional $50,000 anonymous donation – at 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, with all proceeds from the sale benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.
Sam Pack, CEO of Sam Pack Five Star Ford of Carrollton, Texas, is the winning bidder of the Raptor. He will choose a unique color for his truck.
The sale of this one-of-one Raptor was championed on stage by Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO, along with team members involved in design and development, and executives from JDRF.
“Providing support to JDRF in its fight against diabetes is extremely important to my family and everyone at Ford Motor Company,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “The auction of this one-of-a-kind Raptor is a true testament to Ford’s commitment to JDRF and a great way to raise awareness for this extremely worthy cause. We’re thrilled that the winning bidder chose to support such a wonderful organization. I’m confident this truly unique Raptor will put a smile on their face every time they get behind the wheel.”
Ford has been a strong supporter of JDRF since 1983.Together, Ford Motor Company and Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $8 million at various auctions benefiting local and national charities over the years.
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in charitable research in 17 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.jdrf.org/.