Carowinds is auctioning some of the first rides on its new Fury 325 roller coaster, and proceeds will be donated to the Cam Newton Foundation.
The amusement park will auction the first three trains with a total of 96 seats. Bidding will take place through Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m.. The first public rides will take place during the park’s private media event on Wednesday, March 25.
Each auction winner will receive an invitation to the private meeting opening on March 25 for one person, two regular single-day admissions for the 2015 season, a Fury 25 auction t-shirt and a hat.
Winners in the first row of each train will also receive a football autographed by Cam Newton.
"I've battled some beasts on the field like massive 300-pound linemen, but this roller coaster is somewhat intimidating," Newton said, jokingly, in a prepared statement. "On a more serious note, I love that Carowinds will take something that's going to be one of the best parts of summer and use it to help kids get a good education and be physically fit."
Fury 325 is touted as the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster. It is North America’s longest steel roller coaster, with 6,602 feet of steel. It’s 20 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.