Ray Rice Auctions Car for Boston Bombing Victim
Ray Rice just sold his new 2013 Jeep Wrangler at an auction this week. And by new, we mean really new—the running back for the Baltimore Ravens has driven it for fewer miles than he’s run yards in scrimmages (6,286).
Rice auctioned the vehicle on eBay to raise money for Erika Brannock, a 29-year preschool teacher at Towson’s Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center. Brannock was injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing, subsequently undergoing 50 days of hospitalization and 10 surgeries, including the amputation of her left leg.
Ravens fan Keith Kauffman claimed the Jeep with a winning bid of $57,100. He met with Rice at a Baltimore area dealership to pick up the car, where they went for a spin together and took pictures. Though the eBay listing originally stated that 5% of the proceeds would go to the Erika Brannock Fund, Rice decided to donate 10% of the Jeep sale instead.