Wilson Auction Proceeds Top $550,000 and Counting

More than $556,000 has been raised to date for the Wilson Children's Fund through auctions of racing, sports and other memorabilia and experiences, with proceeds benefiting the family of late Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson.

An ongoing eBay online auction has generated $482,144 in bids through the first month, with an additional $74,000 coming through private auctions for racing helmets donated by fellow drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal.

Items are still available for bid on the eBay auction ( http://stores.ebay.com/Celebrity-Charity-Auctions/Justin-Wilson-Memorial ) over the next two weeks until it closes. Among those currently up for bid are two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk's racing helmet signed by a total of 19 Indy 500 winners, an autographed Dale Earnhardt Jr. firesuit and an opportunity to tour the McLaren Technical Centre in England.

The final batch of items for bid will be added at approximately 9 p.m. ET Oct. 26 and include a race-worn Wilson firesuit and driving shoes – all autographed by Wilson – from the personal collection of Jeremy Dale, a close friend and former team manager of Wilson.

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