Posted: 03/04/13 12:05 PM
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Ram Truck Brand Continues 'Road to the Ram® Jam' All-Star Country Music Series With the Auction of Zac Brown's Truck on March 5
Zac Brown to Auction off his Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Truck to Benefit Camp Southern Ground; Billy Currington's Truck Raises $34,578 for Team Rubicon
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ram Truck brand continued its successful "Road to the Ram® Jam" all-star country music series with the auction of Zac Brown's 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn.
Starting at 7 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 5, fans can bid for Brown's truck with all the proceeds from the auction benefiting Camp Southern Ground, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide cutting-edge programs for children of diverse abilities and backgrounds, including those affected by neurobehavioral disorders and learning difficulties. Billy Currington's Ram truck was auctioned off last week and raised $34,578 for Team Rubicon. To get more information on the charity auction hosted on eBay Giving Works and to bid on Brown's truck, visit www.ebay.com/roadtoramjam.
As part of the Road to the Ram Jam series all five participating artists—Kellie Pickler, Brantley Gilbert, Billy 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 raising $36,200 for the USO Warrior and Family Care program and Gilbert's truck was auctioned off in early February raising $34,552 for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Easton Corbin's truck will be the last truck to be auctioned off beginning March 18 with proceeds benefitting the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.
"Camp Southern Ground will bring together children of diverse abilities and backgrounds, including those affected by developmental disorders and learning difficulties, in a state-of-the-art summer camp and research facility," Brown said. "The proceeds from this truck go to help us make a difference in the lives of many children and their families. Thanks to Ram for all of the charitable donations that they make."
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, Tenn., was a huge success with a performance by all five participating artists. For those that missed the live stream of the concert event on Ram Country on Yahoo! Music go to http://music.yahoo.com/programs/ram-country/ and check out some of the highlights from the night.