Honda is teaming with online fundraising platform Omaze to offer a prize package aimed at driving enthusiasts.
While donations are not required to enter the contest, funds received will go to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund which supports 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities, medical schools, and law schools.
The prize is the first 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition for the U.S., Serial Plate 001 and a driving experience on the track with Honda IndyCar driver Colton Herta.
The contest, which runs through Feb. 18, is being highlighted at omaze.com/CivicTypeR, which includes a video.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is currently running a COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which provides support for students in areas such as technology, mental health, housing, and food insecurity.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been greatly impacted by COVID-19, and many students don't have a safety net, said Dr. Harry L. Williams, president and CEO of TMCF.
Honda has supported America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities for more than three decades. Earlier this year, Honda provided emergency relief funds to HBCUs to support their local communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Honda also supports HBCU students through initiatives like the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge and Honda Battle of the Bands.
The Honda Civic Type R first hit the ground in the U.S. in 2017. Only 600 of the new limited edition models are planned for the U.S. market.