NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World®, America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, announced the upcoming auction of The Stinger car. This priceless salute to a century of excellence is scheduled to be auctioned at Mecum Auctions' Indianapolis event in May.
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The Stinger combines Window World's passion for auto racing with its spirit of philanthropy in a platform that provides inspiration and hope. In celebration of 100 years of racing legends, Window World's charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, presented The Stinger as a modern-day interpretation of the 1911 Marmon Wasp, with the goal of raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
Over the past four years, The Stinger has traveled across the U.S., garnering signatures from Indianapolis 500 starters. With every Stinger signature, Window World Cares donates $189 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Currently at 246 signatures, the donations from The Stinger program approach the $50,000 mark, adding to the more than $4.85 million total Window World Cares funds raised for the hospital to date. When The Stinger sells at Mecum Auctions, 100 percent of the funds will benefit St. Jude.
"Our resolve to give back to worthy causes has grown alongside our own evolution over the past 20 years," said Window World Chairman and CEO, Tammy Whitworth. "The Stinger project is near and dear to every member of the Window World Family, and we look forward to the ultimate contribution it will provide to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in May."
The Stinger started the final leg of its nationwide tour in January, making a promotional debut center-stage at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida. In the months leading up to its auction, the car will be on display for racing fans and potential buyers at various events in Augusta, Georgia; Houston, Texas and Kansas City, Kansas. The tour will conclude at Mecum Auctions' Indianapolis event May 12 – 17.
To view the press announcement discussing The Stinger auction, please visit www.WindowWorld.com/the-stinger.
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with a total of over 10 million windows sold to date. For the second consecutive year, Window World ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors" by J.D. Power. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for seven consecutive years. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About Window World Cares®
Window World Cares® was founded in 2008 by Tammy Whitworth and her late husband, Todd. The foundation provides funding for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, where it was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $4.85 million for St. Jude. To learn more about Window World Cares or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 27 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
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CONTACT: Todd Woods Window World, Inc. Phone: 336-667-2100 Email: TWoods@WindowWorld.com Gillian Luce Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 Email: Gillian@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com