This past weekend, Corvette Racing proved it can raise more than just trophies, helping to host a charity auction at Road America in support of Camp Anokjiig, a children’s camp in nearby Plymouth, Wisconsin.
The charity auction, which is held very year during the Road America IMSA weekend, raised more than $25,000 for Camp Anokjiig. It was held in the Corvette Corral at the fan-favorite race track and items for raffle included body panels, crew clothing, autographed memorabilia and various race-used parts and accessories.
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Why does Corvette Racing host a charity auction for a seemingly random Wisconsin summer camp? Dan Binks, Corvette Racing crew chief, attended the camp as a young boy and now serves as one of the camp’s board members. According to Racer, Binks and Corvette Racing have generated nearly $500,000 for Camp Anokjiig over the years.
“The outpouring of generosity from IMSA fans and everybody pulling together to help these kids is overwhelming,” Binks told Racer. “There’s something here that touches a chord with people, and it’s amazing to see how much was raised in 45 minutes.”
The magazine says the charity auction was well-attended by Corvette Racing fans and other IMSA attendees. Corvette Racing’s drivers also turned up to show their support for the camp and help drive interest in the raffle.
Corvette Racing is in search of its elusive 100th IMSA victory still, with the team going winless so far in 2019. Despite this, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia still sit third in the driver’s championship, using consistency to remain within striking distance of the GTLM class leaders.