Chicago Auto Show Hosts First Look for Charity Fundraiser February 7th

Join the New Car Dealers of Chicagoland for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity event. The single largest 1-day fundraiser in the city of Chicago will take place Friday, February 7th at McCormick Place in Chicago from 7:00-11:00 pm.

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Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity 2014

Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity 2014

Speaking for myself and all new car dealers in Chicagoland, we are so proud to be able to put on an event like this. Last year alone we raised 2.2 million for local organizations.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014

Join the New Car Dealers of Chicagoland for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity event. The single largest 1-day fundraiser in the city of Chicago will take place Friday, February 7th at McCormick Place in Chicago from 7:00-11:00 pm. Guests are asked to follow tuxedo attire, and can be sure to enjoy an impressive evening of live entertainment, dining and cocktails, new car giveaways, and of course, an exclusive first look at the Chicago Auto Show showroom floor.

Tickets are $250 per person, and proceeds from the event benefit 18 local charitable organizations. For a full list of the charities benefitting this year, click here. The First Look for Charity events have raised over $36 million for Chicago charities over last 22 years. Guests can direct the proceeds of their ticket purchase to any or all of this year’s beneficiaries, and $198 of each $250 ticket is tax-deductible as a charitable donation. Tickets can be purchased online here.

“Speaking for myself and all new car dealers in Chicagoland, we are so proud to be able to put on an event like this. Last year alone we raised 2.2 million for local organizations,” said Kurt Schiele, Owner of Elmhurst Toyota Scion, Elmhurst BMW, Jaguar Elmhurst and 2014 Chairman of the Chicago Auto Show.

Live entertainment for the night will feature performances by Sixteen Candles, Chicago Lands favorite 80’s band. Mount Prospect native and American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze will also be performing at the Ford display. Last but not least, The Chicago 6, featuring Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael and Otis Wilson will play hits from the Temptations , ZZ Top, Eddie Money, and John Mellencamp just to name a few.

In addition to the great dining and entertainment, two lucky First Look for Charity guests will have a chance to win a brand new 2014 Toyota Highlander or a 2014 Toyota Corolla during the event. Anyone who has purchased a ticket is eligible to win. Vehicle winners must be present at time of the drawings. The all-new Highlander and Corolla are compliments of Toyota and Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Toyota dealers.

About Lurie Children’s

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic support to treat more than 149,000 children annually.

About Elmhurst Toyota

Elmhurst Toyota Scion is a family-owned and operated dealership with a 45-year history of serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. As one of the largest Toyota and Scion dealers in the Midwest, we have a great selection of new and pre-owned cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Our expert sales consultants will make your shopping experience easy and fun. If you're looking to finance your next vehicle, never fear; our Finance Managers are seasoned veterans who will get you the best rates and coverage with the least amount of hassle. Our award-winning Service Department can take care of anything from oil changes to major repairs to keep your vehicle running smoothly, and our Parts Department is second to none in providing quality Toyota parts and accessories for a great price.