"With you Japan" Charity Auction on the "Minnano Charity" Yahoo Auction Page
May 7, 2013
Takuma Sato made history as he became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the third race of the season, on April 21, 2013. Now, he has decided to autograph and auction the "With you Japan" charity helmet he wore during the INDY 500 last year where his bold and fierce race grabbed media attention and increased his popularity in the United States.
T-shirts that were specially designed, based on the "With you Japan" helmet design, will also be auctioned off along with his autographed charity helmet.
* "Minnano Charity" is a Yahoo auction page where anyone can donate their personal possession as an auction item to help raise proceeds to support relief efforts for the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan. 10% of the proceeds or the entire proceeds raised from the auction will be donated.
Takuma Sato 2012 Indy500 Charity Helmet
Takuma Sato 2012 Indy500 Charity T-shirt
Message from TS Enterprise
Thank you for your continued support for Takuma Sato.
At this time, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the "With you Japan" Charity Auction event on the "Minnano Charity" Yahoo Auction page.
Together, the auction generated JPY 1,753,000.
*The "With you Japan" program will donate the below proceeds that excludes the auction fee.
- JPY 184,065 donated to the "Ganbarou Nippon" through "Minnano Charity"
- JPY 1,476,903 donated to "With you Japan"
* Auction Fee
Yahoo Auction system Usage Fee: JPY 92,032 (includes tax)
All proceeds raised will be used to help children who were impacted by the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.
Thank you again for your support and generosity.