All proceeds benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, helping athletes as they pursue their sports dreams on the world’s stage.
Two Toyota dealers each had winning bids on all-new 2022 Tundras, raising more than $1.2 million for the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund at January’s Barrett-Jackson Auction.
A 2022 Tundra Capstone with VIN 001 sold for $700,000 and a 2022 Tundra TRD Pro with VIN 002 sold for $550,000.
All For A Good Cause
All proceeds from the auctions will go to the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, benefitting Paralympic athletes and hopefuls like Kaitlyn Verfuerth (above).
One hundred percent of the hammer price from both Tundras will benefit the Toyota U.S Paralympic Fund.
“In celebration of 50 years of the world’s greatest collector car auctions, we were excited to bring two all-new 2022 Toyota Tundras to this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auction 2022 Scottsdale,” said David Christ, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America.
The Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund directly impacts the lives of eligible U.S. Paralympic athletes aiming to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and those who competed at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
U.S. Paralympian Kaitlyn Verfuerth, who received support from the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, joined Toyota on the auction block both nights.
“I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would help Toyota auction off a Tundra for $550,000,” Verfuerth said. “These funds will go directly to help Paralympic athletes train, have proper equipment and have access to the best coaching. This type of support is life-changing and I cannot thank Toyota enough for helping me go more places than I’ve ever imagined.”
The winning bidders for both trucks are Toyota dealers: John Darvish, Jr. had the winning bid for the Tundra TRD Pro and John Staluppi was the top bidder for the Tundra Capstone. They will each receive their Tundra in the spring.
Toyota team members can click here to donate to the fund and help support these athletes. For those outside of Toyota, please use this link to donate.