Auto Show Charity Preview Tickets Now On Sale

DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s your chance to mingle with the who’s who of metro Detroit and get an early look at the hottest new cars while supporting local children’s charities.

Go get your gown or rent your tux because tickets are now on sale for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2013 Charity Preview

This year’s black-tie event, presented by Charter One/RBS Citizens, will take place at Detroit’s Cobo Center on Fri., Jan. 18, 2013. The event, billed the largest single-night fundraiser in the automotive industry, raises millions for local children’s charities.

Tickets are $300, $290 of which is tax-deductible.

“Detroit is standing tall, and Charity Preview is evidence of the resiliency of our city, our region and our industry,” said Jim Seavitt, NAIAS 2013 chairman, in a news release. “To the surprise of no one, this area continues to be one of the most generous in the world. Charity Preview makes it possible for us to come together as a community on one special night, focus on the needs of our children, and deliver a very large financial gift of which we can all be proud.”

Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised more than $87 million to support vital services for children in the Detroit region; nearly $40 million in the last 10 years. Seavitt said he expects the black tie event to raise more than $3 million.

Charity Preview tickets can be purchased online at The public may call 888-838-7500 with any questions.

Beneficiaries of the Charity Preview include: Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit, Children’s Center, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Detroit Institute for Children, Judson Center, March of Dimes Metro Detroit, Think Detroit PAL, and the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

This year’s auto show will open to the public Saturday-Sunday, January 19-27, 2013. Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and for complete coverage with our AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert during media preview days.

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