AUTO DEALERS UNITED FOR KIDS
Fourteen years ago, the Toledo Auto Dealers Association saw an opportunity in their community to give back and help local children charities in need. They joined together to create the Auto Dealers United for Kids, a 501c organization and an annual charity event, "The Cars are the Stars Charity Preview Gala". Over the years The Cars are the Stars Preview Gala has grown to become one of the largest benefits in the Greater Toledo area and has surpassed $1.7 million dollars in donations to local children’s charities.
This year’s Preview Gala will feature 200 new vehicles on display, fantastic gourmet food stations, top shelf bars and featured entertainment.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 FROM 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
WHAT YOU GET
Tickets are $250 each and include valet parking, gourmet food stations, top shelf bars, and entertainment.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (567) 202-5236 or downloading the ticket order form.
SEAGATE CONVENTION CENTRE
401 Jefferson Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43604
Free valet parking is available the evening of the Gala at the Jefferson Street entrance. You may self park for free at the Port Lawrence parking garage and enter the Gala on the 2nd floor enclosed walkway.
Click here for a map and directions to the SeaGate Convention Centre.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.www.wish.org
HISTORIC SOUTH INITIATIVE
The mission of the Historic South Initiative is to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to inner-city neighborhood revitalization by promoting the advancement of human potential through improved housing, better education, health initiatives, employment opportunities and family life. The focus on education consists of helping grade school children with getting a solid primary education which will include out-of-school supplemental programming. It is imperative that our young children get a good start academically if they are going to be contributing adults.www.historicsouth.org
Baby University seeks to support parents in their child's development and education. We believe that in order to improve a neighborhood, we must nurture its greatest asset: The Family. Baby U educates and strengthens our urban families, strives to break the cycle of generational poverty through education, and ensures children are ready to learn when they begin school.www.babyutoledo.com
READ FOR LITERACY & CLAIRE'S DAY
Read for Literacy's mission is to provide a range of literary services and training that enable children and families the opportunity to achieve success. We work to inspire children and families to be lifelong readers through exposure to experiences including volunteers reading to children on a one-to-one basis. We provide programs that celebrate life, authors, illustrators and reading excellence while honoring the memory of Claire Lynsey Rubini who passed away at the age of 10 from an undiagnosed heart condition. In her honor, Claire's Day Book Festival is held annually, bringing award winning authors to Northwest Ohio while honoring struggling readers for improving their reading skills in the classroom. We serve as the leading advocated for literacy programming and provide books for "at home libraries" for children. When children can read, they can succeed!www.readforliteracy.org
IMAGINATION STATION- ADOPT-A-SCHOOL-PROGRAM
Our mission is to speak a passion for the sciences through interactive exhibits and educational programming. We serve our community by providing informal science education and fun at Imagination Station, in schools and in the community. Our vision is to inspire innovation, equip our visitors with valuable life skills and prepare the community for a knowledge-based economy. We do this because we know that we can inspire the people who will shape the sciences and the sciences will shape the world.www.imaginationstationtoledo.org
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO ADUK-TADA SCHOLARHIP ENDOWMENT
University of Toledo Educational Scholarship Endowment provides tuition assistance for students from Toledo Automobile Dealers Association dealerships.www.utoledo.edu
OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADUK-TADA SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT
Owens Community College Educational Scholarship Endowment provides tuition assistance for students in automotive related programs.www.owens.edu/
ERIE SHORES COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the Toledo community for more than 110 years. Hundreds of thousands of young boys and leaders have been a part of its Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs or transversed its natural areas of Camp Miakonda and Camp Frontier for several generations. Our mission of embracing youth as an opportunity to shape lives, strengthen families, and fortify our communities is more than a belief or a steadying value, it is a way of life. Erie Shores Council revels in its vision of a Toledo community that shines as a citadel of faith, family and citizenship. Our beliefs are cemented in the view that all that lies before us is possibility and that our youth's potential as leaders lies completely within our willingness to teach, train, and mold that our willingness will remain forever.www.erieshorescouncil.org
If you would like your charity to be considered for the 2018 ADUK Preview Gala, please download and complete the form.
2016 Auto Dealers United for Kids Committee
- Dave White Jr., Dave White Chevrolet Acura
- Mike Barchick, Charlie’s Dodge Chrysler
- Robb Brown, Brown Automotive Group
- Paul Devers, Vin Devers Autohaus
- Bobby Jorgensen, Kistler Ford
- Tim Mathews, Mathews Ford
- Andrea Musselman, Dunn Chevrolet
- Pat Stark, ADUK Executive Director
- Richard Cronin, Perrysburg Auto Mall
- Mike Rouen, Rouen Automotive Group
- Marianne Ballas, Ballas Buick GMC
- John Yark, Yark Automotive Group