Chevrolet will announce during tomorrow’s Army-Navy football game that it plans to auction a special airbrushed Camaro SS for charity. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a team helping wounded veterans participate in marathons and other sporting events.
The announcement will be made at the football game in Landover, Maryland, as well as via a short commercial shown on CBS Sports. The brief clip will show GM CEO Dan Akerson meeting with members of the Achilles team. At last year’s Army-Navy football game, Chevrolet donated a Silverado pickup to the team, which was used to transport athletes’ equipment.
The Camaro was airbrushed by artist Mickey Harris, and its design represents all five branches of the U.S. military. The car will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Las Vegas from January 17 – 22, 2012. In addition to donating the proceeds of this car’s auction, Chevrolet has helped fund the cost of the Achilles team’s participation in several marathons this year.
Chevrolet also provides benefits to military families and veterans through several other organizations: Cell Phones for Soldiers, which gives free phone cards and used phones to military members; the Travis Manion Foundation, which helps veterans and their families; and the GM Military Discount Program, which offers reduced pricing on GM vehicles for veterans.