Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Detroit auto show, charity preview, $2M more for kids!

Detroit auto show

NAIA Charity Preview


More than 8,500 wealthy Americans took a few minutes to give something back when they attended the 2010 North American International Auto Show's Charity Preview.  As a result, Detroit will have $2 million more to spend on at-risk kids!

There was much more support for the show this year as ticket sales were up by 25%! The show is a black tie affair, attracting some of the hoop-la in New York City.

Chairman Doug Fox said:
 "Tonight's event isn't just about the glitz and glamour of the attendees or the cars; it's about the thousands of children that need our help. And the generosity of all Charity Preview attendees is helping create unlimited potential for these kids, who are in fact our future."

Part of the draw for those who supported the show this year was the rock band the Romantics, with their up-beat tunes that appeal to several generations.

"We had a great band performing in the Romantics, but we had an equally great group of sponsors coming together to make music to the ears of thousands of local kids," Fox noted.

Sponsors for the 2010 Charity Preview included:

* RBS/Charter One – marking their third year in the role of lead sponsor

* Delta Air Lines

* MGM Grand Detroit and

* Art Van Furniture

The Detroit Auto Show Charity Preview has been a popular event over the years. It has raised more than $81 million dollars for children. The money is distributed in the city of Detroit in a variety of charities. These charities provide medical treatment, clothing and services for children in need.

Charities that will benefit from the funds this year include Barat Child and Family Services Boys camp; Girls Club of Souteastern Michigan; Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit; The Children's Center; the Judson Center; Children's Services of Northeastern Detroit; Guidance Center Assistance League The Detroit Institute for Children; ThinkDetroit Pal guidance for youth; Easter Seals – Michigan; March of Dimes; Children's Hospital of Michigan; and the Dada Charitable Foundation Fund from auto dealers 

Detroit puts on one of the largest auto shows in the world, attracting media and industry attention from all facets of the industry. The show runs until January 24th for those who would like to participate, there is still time. The Auto show webiste is Detroit auto show 2010

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