Ram Truck Brand Continues 'Road to the Ram® Jam' All-star Country Music Series
with the Auction of Billy Currington's Truck Beginning Feb. 19
Currington to auction off his Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck to benefit Team
Rubicon; Brantley Gilbert's truck raises $34,552 for the IAVA
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Ram Truck brand
continues its successful "Road to the Ram® Jam" all-star country music series
with the auction of Billy Currington's 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn.
Startingat 7 p.m. Eastern Time today (Feb.19),fans can bid for Currington's
truck with all the proceeds from the auction benefiting Team Rubicon, which
unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical
professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis
situations. Brantley Gilbert's truck was auctioned off last week and raised
$34,552 for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). For more
information on the charity auction hosted on eBay Giving Works and to bid
onCurrington's truck,visit www.ebay.com/roadtoramjam.
As part of the Road to the Ram Jam series all five participating artists –
Kellie Pickler, Gilbert, Currington, Zac Brown Band and Easton Corbin –
received a one-year lease on a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck.Pickler's
truck was auctioned off at the end of January and raised $36,200 for the USO
Warrior and Family Care program. The rest of the trucks are being auctioned
off in the next month with all proceeds going to benefit a charity of each
artist's choice. Fans will have two weeks to bid on each artist's truck. Zac
Brown Band's truck will go up for auction on March 5 with proceeds benefitting
Camp Southern Ground andCorbin's will follow on March 18 with proceeds
benefitting the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.
"There isn't a better ride out there than this truck and no better cause than
Team Rubicon to help out, so please take the five minutes and bid on my
truck," Currington said.
"We have found that the skills military veterans cultivate on the battlefield
are imperative for disaster response work," said Jake Wood, president and
co-founder of Team Rubicon. "Team Rubicon has responded to countless disasters
here at home and abroad, and helped thousands of veterans find a new mission
after war. The proceeds from this auction will help us continue that mission."
The Road to the Ram Jam series was the ultimate fan experience. It helped
bring country music fans closer to some of their favorite artists with
exclusive video content, the opportunity to win prizes, free music downloads,
as well as a chance to enter to win trips for two to the exclusive Ram Jam
concert. The invitation-only 2012 Ram Jam concert event, held on Dec. 29 in
Nashville, was a huge success with performances by all five participating
artists. Those whomissed the live stream of the concert event on Ram Country
on Yahoo! Musiccan go to http://music.yahoo.com/programs/ram-country/ to
seesome of the highlights from that night.
About Billy Currington
Since Currington's debut in 2003, he has sold over 11 million units, earned
multiple RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications, had seven #1 hit singles, ten
Top 10 singles, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and multiple CMA and ACM
Awards. Fans can go to www.billycurrington.com to get more official news and
information on Currington.
About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with
first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis
situations. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping
and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. For more
about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org
About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define
its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a
distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core
customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether
focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a
hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial
vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.
The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the
market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing
substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined
interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their
capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding
range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of
capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC
Contact: Eileen Wunderlich, Chrysler Group LLC, +1-248-512-0332 (office),
+1-248-705-7962 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org; Denise Carberry, PFA
Media, +1-212-334-6116 (office), Dcarberry@pfamedia.net
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