Friday, February 3 - Sunday, February 5, 2023


2023 ADUK Charity Gala: February 2, 2023

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 $2.2 million dollars in donations to local children’s charities.


Ticket Info


Individual tickets are $250 each and include valet parking, gourmet food stations, top shelf bars, and entertainment. Table pricing and more sponsorship information can be found HERE.


Glass City Center

401 Jefferson Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43604


Thursday Evening ONLY: Free valet parking is available for the ADUK Charity Gala at the corner of Monroe and Superior, in front of the Commodore Perry Garage. Self-park is also free that evening in the Commodore Perry Garage.

Saturday & Sunday: Limited free parking at Commodore Perry Garage.

Other parking options can be found HERE.


Click here for a map and directions to Glass City Center.
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The Blade

2023 Auto Dealers United for Kids Committee


  • Marianne Ballas, Ballas Buick GMC
  • Kevin Carnicom, Rouen Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
  • Richard Cronin, Perrysburg Auto Mall
  • Paul Devers, VinDevers Autohaus
  • Drew Hamilton, Brown Honda
  • Andrea Dunn, Dunn Chevy Buick
  • Mike Rouen, Rouen Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
  • Dave White Jr., Dave White Chevrolet
  • John Yark, Yark Automotive Group