Michigan International Auto Show Charity Spectacular

Benefits Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – On Wednesday evening, January 31 (6-9:30pm) more than 1,500 guests will don their finest cocktail attire and gather inside DeVos Place for the Michigan International Auto Show Charity Spectacular. Tickets are $150 each and may be purchased online at https://give.spectrumhealth.org/Autoshow or by calling 616-391-2000. Over the past two decades, this sneak peek event has raised more than $1.7 million as part of the partnership between ShowSpan Inc., Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation. 


Held less than 24 hours before the official opening of the 20th Annual Michigan International Auto Show (Feb. 1-4), the Charity Preview is also broadcast live on WOOD TV-8 and WOTV-4 between 7-8pm.


Guests on this special night are treated to a strolling dinner prepared by the culinary team at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, including a sushi, sliders, stations, a HopCat Crack Fry bar and coffee and desserts. They’ll also be afforded the opportunity check out the latest automobiles, trucks, vans, sedans and sports cars from nearly 35 manufacturers (including a few pre-production and concept models), as well as the best ever display in Million Dollar Motorway to date (with some 20 luxury and performance cars), an historic display of automobiles from Gilmore Car Museum; and handful of “Great American Muscle Cars.”


Donations to the Foundation help save lives and advance the health and well-being of young patients and their families. The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is committed to providing high-quality, safe health care that is “all kids, all the time.” The child and family-focused medical care includes inpatient services in Grand Rapids and outpatient care in clinics throughout Michigan, providing expert care from more than 300 pediatric providers, in more than 50 services and programs focused on children’s health. One hundred percent (100%) of the net proceeds from this event help ensure world-class pediatric care is available to all children and families right here in West Michigan.


Watch the official Charity Spectacular Video online here. 


The 20th Annual Michigan International Auto Show is hosted by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association with presenting sponsor Gentex Corporation. It is one of 14 consumer expositions produced by ShowSpan Inc., in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1945, ShowSpan – a John D. Loeks Company – has grown to be one of the largest producers of consumer shows in the Midwest. 


Michigan International Auto Show: February 1-4, 2018


Thursday, February 1     11:00am – 9:30pm

Friday, February 2         11:00am – 9:30pm

Saturday, February 3     10:00am – 9:30pm

Sunday, February 4       10:00am – 5:00pm


Admission: $12 adults, $5 children aged 6 to 14.  Kids 5 and under are admitted free.


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