Event: Chicago Auto Show First Look For Charity
When: Friday, February 7, 2020
Where: McCormick Place
Address: 2301 S Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Time: 7-11 PM
Cost: $275/Ticket – Corporate Packages are available
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity raises more than $2.5 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night.
The Chicago Auto Show’s 29th annual First Look for Charity black-tie gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-11 p.m. at McCormick Place. Held the evening before the nation’s largest auto show opens to the public, First Look for Charity offers car buffs and socialites alike the first chance to see the industry’s latest cars, trucks and SUVs while sampling fine fare and crafted cocktails from area restaurants and caterers. There will be 150 chefs, 48 food stations offering 80 different food items, more than 20 local restaurants and caterers, 70 beverage stations, and MORE!!! I went to the Media Preview on Friday, January 10th hosted at the McGrath Acura Downtown Dealership. Check out a few of the food items I tried and what you have to look forward to at the Gala!!
Since its inception, this benevolent fundraiser has generated more than $53 million for Chicago-area beneficiaries.
“First Look for Charity is a tremendous effort put on by the area’s new-car dealers, demonstrating the positive impact that dealers have on their community,” said Tony Guido, Chicago Auto Show chairman. “The money that’s raised in Chicago stays in Chicago, as all the benefiting charities are involved locally.”
This year’s beneficiaries include: 100 Club of Chicago; Advocate Health Care; ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter; Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet; Clearbrook; Franciscan Community Benefit Services; Habitat for Humanity; JDRF; Susan G. Komen Chicago; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Lydia Home & Safe Families for Children; Misericordia; New Star; Special Olympics Illinois; Turning Pointe Autism Foundation; and Jesse White Tumbling Team.
Additionally, one lucky attendee will walk away with keys to a brand-new 2020 Ford Explorer ST, compliments of Chicagoland’s Ford dealers.
Make sure to follow along @Chiataglance on social media! I will be attending several Chicago Auto Show preview events!
Drink Responsibility during the First Look For Charity Gala and grab a hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place. The hotel is directly connected to McCormick Place via an indoor sky bridge. In addition they have a swanky rooftop called VU. I plan on staying at the hotel the night of the gala and grabbing a pre drink at VU to get the evening started. I can’t wait!!!
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place
123 E Cermak, Chicago, IL 60616
This will be my 5th Year covering the First Look For Charity Gala! I love to see all the women in their fancy gala dresses. Till this day the only place I go to get me looking FABULOUS for the Gala is The Frock Shop Chicago dress rentals! Why buy when you can rent?!?!
The Frock Shop Chicago
5231 S. Harper Court, Chicago, IL 60615
To schedule an appointment head to: www.frockshopchicago.com
SEE YOU THERE!
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