OK, I never thought I'd get an opportunity on this blog to post an image of a Ferrari. Must be St. Patrick dispensing special blessings today.
Here's the story: Tomorrow in Los Angeles, Ferrari North America is auctioning off the first Ferrari 458 Italia sports car to arrive in North America — and is donating the proceeds to the Catholic Medical Mission Board for the work it is doing in earthquake-devastated Haiti.
How cool is that?
From the press release:
In choosing CMMB, delivering the highest caliber of aid to the people of Haiti now and in the long-term, Ferrari is focusing its ongoing commitment to social responsibility to a cause that not only is close to everybody’s hearts but that is still in need of tremendous support. CMMB has been working in Haiti since 1912. Like Ferrari, they settle for nothing less than the best.This is a pricey car. Industry watchers expect the 458 Italia to retail at about $250,000. No word on what they expect to fetch for it in auction.