Carroll Shelby Foundation Hosting Charity Event to Benefit Children in Need

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Mostly known for the powerful Cobras, Mustangs he created and his 24 Hours of Le Mans success, Carroll Shelby was also a man of charity, providing medical and educational assistance for children in need via the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
Although Carroll passed away more than a year ago, his Foundation is still alive and kicking and, according to Shelby American Inc., revving up the spirit of giving this December with a holiday celebration at its headquarters in California.

Besides featuring a display of cars from Carroll’s personal collection and a raffle drawing, the event will benefit both the Eli Home, a shelter for victims of child abuse and neglect, and the Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach.

To help the Eli Home, enthusiasts can acquire Shelby’s brand new limited edition ornament in Shelby blue for $20, while those that will bring an unwrapped toy for the Miller Children’s Hospital from December 1 through 14 will receive $10 off the price of the same product.

“Carroll Shelby touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies and most of all, his charity. Before passing away last year, he challenged us to continue what he considered his most important work, helping take care of kids, ” said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Foundation. “Our goal is to help Eli Home through the sale of the Shelby ornament and to bring loads of toys to the Miller Children’s Hospital to raise the spirits of kids spending their holiday season there."
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